About

I am a writer and creator who has lived long enough to acquire a wide range of experiences and develop interests in a number of different fields. Professionally, I’ve written pieces on tax preparation, employee handbooks, plumbing product descriptions, holiday gift guides and the occasional limerick. In my occupation as a web content writer, I work with a handful of contractors to provide content for a wide range of clients.

While I find some assignments easier to compose than others, I relish the diversity that comes my way. The wisdom of our ancestors holds that variety is the spice of life, and I like my life well seasoned. I’ve worked as a performer in drama, dance, puppeteering and pantomime. In most of these performing arts, I have also spent time teaching and directing. These experiences also inform my writing.

While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I heard an anecdotal tale about Dr. B. F. Skinner, the renowned behaviorist. His first degree was in English, but he found that he needed something about which to write. He then pursued psychology, where he found his topic and became not only a prolific writer but one of the most influential psychologists of his time. My love of learning and constant pursuit of new experiences is the way in which I, like Skinner, find something worth writing. On this blog, I’ll share a variety of creative works that I hope you’ll find more interesting than an employee handbook or tax preparation guide. Stay tuned for new creations. As my friend Fr. Matthew Ruhl once said, “Creativity is the truest form of asceticism.” Won’t you join me in this pursuit?

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Nan Falkner says:

    Good writing – I really liked the last line – well put. Nan

  2. You have been busy! We have a tiny bit of a thing in common. I just wrote my first book (self-published) titled: Storm Water Drainage Plan for Heritage Cooperative Liquid Fueling Station.
    lol

    • storydivamg says:

      Wow! Yeah, I don’t always enjoy writing the non-fiction stuff (or, as web content sometimes is, super-dry fiction that sounds like non-fiction), but it does a better job of paying the bills than the fiction stuff.

      Thanks for following me.

      MG

  3. Hi! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can find out about it over at my blog: http://accidentallyreflective.com/2014/10/23/liebster-award-nomination/ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • storydivamg says:

      Dear Accidentally,
      Please accept my sincere gratitude for your nomination. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading my stories, but I must decline the award at this time. While I am happy to interact with other bloggers, especially those with interests in creative writing and flash fiction, I don’t accept blog awards that include a “chain letter” nature. Please know that I wish you all the best in your blogging pursuits. Feel free to read and interact here at Being MG. I enjoyed browsing on your blog as well.

      All my best,
      Marie Gail

      • Hi Marie!
        No problem at all and no need to apologise! It took me a month to respond to my nomination, so I totally understand your hesitation.
        Thank you for letting me know in such a lovely manner.
        I look forward to reading more from you. Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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