White City Wordsmiths Anthology

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Hi Everyone-who-reads-this,

From the beginning of March up until the end of May, every Sunday, I had a pleasure to enjoy the company of a talented and friendly group of people. Together, we worked on our writing skills, bettering our perception of our own unique styles, helping others in the group to make progress in their writing, and, perfecting our poetry and/or prose.

Last Friday, thirteen of us from the WCW group, with our wonderful leader and our brave shadow ruler, had an amazing time presenting the fourth anthology, and, of course, reading some of our works. Yes, on Friday the 13th. And it was awesome!


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Me. Like the tower of Pisa. Why? I have no idea.


Check me out on this LINK.

Here is, more or less, what I said in the video above:

“Alright, I’m nervous. [had to say it, it was kind of obvious though, since I missed the correct spot that we should stand on and speak] Now that I got that out, my name is Marija. And I love food. What I also love is writing. So, I decided to go on an adventure called White City Wordsmiths Workshop. There I met this great group of people who inspired me to write the first draft of this story I’m going to read to you. Small part, it’s a ─ it’s a fairly short story so a small part I will read [*clapping to myself ironically* great phrasing, amazing sentence, such eloquence, much words]. This is the final version and hopefully you will read it until the end. The- [opening the book, and suddenly realizing: “Shit, the title!”] The story is called About.”

The excerpt I read:

They were sitting in a small, warm room. Lit had spat some fire into a barrel to keep them warm, and to give them light since all the electricity was gone now. Oogor had consumed it all for the portals. It didn’t help that they hadn’t paid the bills over three months. There’s no money in doing magic tricks all day. Kanar’s weird mohawk was slumped to the side, and bobbing all around. His arms were shaking, making the papers in his hands rustle.

“I can’t. It has to be done. This is crazy!”

“Please, Kanar. Calm down…” said Lit, her voice harsh.

“All you people do all fucking day is magic! I have a job, and I have to finish school. I also lead this god-forsaken workshop. This can’t go on. I feel like shit.”

“Okay. Alright. It’s fine. Look, man, we’ll stop. Deal?” Anek nodded towards the others.

They gave him a blank look. Famona sneezed and flew a little.


My story About…, and a poem called Triptych were featured in this anthology, among other great literary works.

Here is how the book looks like:

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White City Wordsmiths anthology.


I want to take this opportunity and say to my fellow Wordsmithers:

Thank you guys for an amazing experience, for all those laughs, for enduring my not-so-used-to-such-a-direct-critique-face, and for helping me see new ways of thinking and writing. Cheers to you!

Thank you Mom, Una, and My Other Heart, for coming and supporting me in this wonderful event!

And thank you, reader, for… well, reading. 😅

Don’t forget to like, comment and share.

And, as always, happy reading!

Sincerely,
Mary Matshine

Where, Why, and, How are You?

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Photo of me by NataLi. Oh, it rhymes!


Hi Every-one-who-reads-this,

I’m back from what may seem to you as a holiday but in reality was a hardworking period for me. I tried to stay at least somewhat active on this amazing platform, but, as you’ve noticed it wasn’t nearly close to what you may be used to.

I passed a part of a huge exam, there is still more left to learn, so I will be absent more often, but, I will also try and post here my newest works, and, projects I’ve been lucky to be a part of, along with some amazing people.

Soon, I’ll translate (lol) a story about my experience from that exam I’ve passed.

Some of you may be wondering “But, where is Lightlined?” Don’t worry, I am working on writing it. There are some great ideas I scribbled down, inspired by the works I’ve been reading in order to pass said exam. So, Lightlined is becoming better and better, I am finally realising what the Novel is going to be, and what are my intentions.

You also may be asking (probably not, but, oh well) where is that FREE PDF of my Wings Corpus. Well, it’s ready. And I will be posting it soon. So, stay tuned.

How are You doing?

Don’t forget to like, comment and share!

And, as always, happy reading.

Sincerely,
Mary Matshine


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My Other Blog

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Hi Everyone-who-reads-this,

This here, Right Here (do I need to put an arrow? no? you are fine? yes. good) is my Other Blog. In Serbian. Because, as Mr Grozdich always says, you should speak a language other than *insert a language here that is not the one mentioned previously*.

If you enjoyed my works here you will have a blast with the ones featured there. It is basically the same, just in Serbian. So, if you can’t read the awesome letters presented there, just pretend. In time, you will be able to. It is not so hard. 😊

Don’t forget to like, comment and share! (if you do you shall receive an Awww, or in Serbian an Ањњњ, from me; it will come silently, carried through the wind of awesomeness and thankfulness) :Џ :П

And, as always, happy reading!

Sincerely,
Mary Matshine / Марија Мрвошевић

My thanks!

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A hint.

 


Hi, Everyone-who-reads-this,

I just wanted to take a moment and give my deepest thank-you’s to all of you who are there for my posts, who wait patiently (we all know how inconsistent with publishing posts I can be) and who still take the time to read and like, even sometimes comment.

So, once more, THANKS!

I’ve got a big surprise for you!

To show my gratitude I will offer all of my current and future followers a signed online copy of… wait for it…!

Don’t forget to like, comment and share  (oh, why not, you can like this one FYI — as if you haven’t done that on previous ones 😀 )

And, as always, happy reading!

Sincerely,
Mary Matshine

Sneak Peak (You Tube Vlog 1 Trailer)

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Hi, Everyone-who-reads-this,

Follow me on YouTube so You can watch my readings and resting-just-woke-up face while I tell you all about my favourite writers and foods. 😀

Why both?
Because I love to read and eat, also, because I happened to film while breakfasting.

Translation is in the description of the video.

Now, this is only a Trailer. The entire experience will be published soon. So stay tuned for that.

Don’t forget to like, comment and share!

And, as always, happy watching!

Sincerely,
Mary Matshine

I’m Good. How are You?

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Hello, Everyone-who-reads-this,

So, I’ve been busy, but, It’s also Easter where I live. Today! Yay! I just wanted to share that with you. 🙂

It’s a huge holiday and that is why I’m missing. But I’ll be back soon, with good, quality content.

Don’t forget to like, comment, and share (my other works, this is just an FYI).

And, as always, happy reading!

Sincerely,
Mary Matshine

Lightlined Announcment

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Hello, Everyone-who-reads-this,

I know I haven’t posted yesterday. But I’m not entirely sorry because I’ve posted good content I hope you’ve enjoyed.

The novel is coming these days, I need to translate first, and that takes some time.

Please, be patient. I’m working on it with all my heart.

Don’t forget to like, comment and share! (my other works, this is just an FYI)

And, as always, happy reading!

Sincerely,
Mary Matshine

My Twitter

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So, for some reason I’ve decided to make a Twitter account, even though I have no idea how that platform works, and I really don’t have the time or the nerves to read about that. There are simply more important things to read about.

That is why I’ve decided to make an account and just write some stuff there. See what happens. Mostly really bad jokes. So if you are interested and/or like bad jokes, please visit: https://twitter.com/loretnamm