General details

  • Marilyn_Nelson

  • Eugene OR, USA

  • Marilyn Nelson

  • California State University at Hayward,
    BA English Lit

  • English

In short

  • I retired two years ago from a long career in local government.  This chapter of my life consists of doing many things I've put off far too long, such as writing.  Primarily I've written poetry, but lately I am writing more short story and memoir.  My writing style is plain and straight-forward but, I hope, with impact.  I'm struggling to gain my writing legs; your critiques and feedback will be a great help to me.

  • I'm picky about spelling, grammar and punctuation.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: History, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction

    Poetry: General

  • Here are just a few:
    Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine
    Ann Patchett's Bel Canto
    Louis de Berniere's Birds Without Wings
    Anything by Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson
  • Pascal Mercier's Night Train to Lisbon
    Wroblewski's Story of Edgar Sawtelle
    Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated
    Wharton's Age of Innocence
  • Fiction: Humor/Satire

    Non-Fiction: Humor, Travel

    Poetry: General