I’m Nicole Marie.
I made the very loose decision at the age of ten that I wanted to be a writer of some kind. I kept journals, wrote poems about boys (and tumbleweeds) and maintained straight A’s in all of my English classes. Since then I have wanted to go into Forensics, Theater, even Dentistry, but I always came back to my first love.
After attending community college for 2 and a half years and taking every English and Writing course I could fit into my schedule, I transferred to Rowan University where I received a Bachelor’s in Writing Arts (with a Creative Writing concentration) in May 2011.
I am Contest Coordinator and Assistant Poetry Editor for non-profit magazine Philadelphia Stories, a bartender, and proud mama to one seriously amazing little guy (the source of all of my inspiration these days).
Sometimes I’m motivated, sometimes I’m not, but I never stop loving the writing process.
I have a strange fascination with the macabre, but I’m just a normal girl (sort of) trying to make it in a tough industry. I still love Forensics, and at times, I still dream of Broadway.
I started blogging in order to create another outlet for myself as a creative writer, and it has become a great exercise to keep those juices flowing. I’ve also met some fantastic – and supportive – blogging friends along the way.
Thanks for reading!
Other places you can find me:
www.philadelphiastories.org (Watch out for our annual fiction/poetry contests!)
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