Musings, fiction and other works by author and communications professional Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni.
Go to WORKS: Read examples of fiction, creative-non fiction, essays, poetry, music
Go to the COPYWRITELIFE blog.
(*Note that GoDaddy had a screw-up in February that has resulted in any evidence of Facebook and Twitter shares that occurred on this blog being lost and the feature no longer being functional But there were a few! Especially for the Chippendales one, the London Subway one, the 3D one and the Mother’s Day one. )
Here’s where we begin.
Like early episodes of Seinfeld or The Simpsons, I expect this site to evolve. It is raspy and as-of-yet unformed, still searching out what it is supposed to be. For now it will be some hybrid of fiction, poetry, memoir, journal, rantings and hopefully amusing insights. I waver between writing bits of novels for middle grade, young adult and new adult audiences, plus confessional pieces for whomever might give them a look. Sometimes they make me shudder. Sometimes my jaw drops. I am pretentious. I am on-the-money. I am having fun.
I wanted to create a writer’s site that is full of writing, not about writing. I don’t want to talk about writing. I don’t even feel qualified to write about writing. I just want to write.
I want to write not that which is assigned to me, or what the market is calling for, or what the laws of proprietary tell me I’m supposed to … but for once, in a single unbroken hallowed place, I want to write exactly what I feel like writing. The idea is to recreate the moments and sights and relationships that excite me, or excite my memory. I want to entertain, first and foremost, myself. And with a lucky swipe of the finger from God and the Universe, hopefully, someone else out there will recognize a miniscule spark of something that is meaningful to them, and my whole life will be worth it.
We used to call this journaling. I was a once a devout journal keeper. Now I invite you into the narrative, via blogs, stories, poems and other works. I hope you find something valuable along the way.
To borrow from my professional life as a public relations consultant, here is the Call-to-Action:
Now go read some stuff. And keep up on the Copywritelife blog.
Thanks for your attention, friends.
“…However now I am now going
to write a swell novel…
will not talk about it on acct.
of the greater ease of talking about
it than writing it…”
Ernest Hemingway, Selected Letters
To F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1927