Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

by Marchela Wells

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ISBN-13: 9781514416518
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 01/23/2016
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Hi, I'm Marchela Wells. I wanted to take a few minutes and introduce myself. However, since I'm a fictional person myself, I need to introduce my alter self. Marchela Wells is a name created by my wife. She seems to like the name, and since women are the target audience of my novels I decided to adopt it as my alternate persona.

I have been writing Romance fiction for a good number of years and posting it to the internet. Mostly to Pemberly.com, a site devoted to fan fiction of Jane Austen, especially the novel Pride and Prejudice. But that aside, my favorite subject has always been romance. I've read a lot of that style of novel. And I love hundreds of romance movies of all kinds.

I'm now retired and having some time on my hands one day I sat down at my computer and started typing. I really wasn't even intending to write a story. Suddenly on thought came after another. Characters slipped from my fingertips and onto the screen. More characters appeared and began to interact with each other. A story line developed and began to fill in page after page. I typed for many days until I had over 80,000 words loaded.
I didn't like everything about it, and decided to search around for help. My wife and other family don't like to read, so I was desperate and searched the internet and found the group Ladies Who Critique. On that site I found a young girl who agreed to take a look. She made a few comments about my prologue. I took it to heart and chopped the entire mess down to an opening few sentences, compressed the story down to its basic elements. Then rewrote the entire story based on that thought. The story expanded to 100k words. My next CP found that I had the worst grammar and punctuation he had seen. So I worked for days on that. Recently I took a final look and performed a smoothing and fleshing out of minor characters. The current result is just over 120k words.

I am learning, so please give my work a look with that in mind.

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