About Marianne Scott

linkedin imageIn all the years I worked in business, I never knew I had a flair for storytelling. Being tangled in the day-to-day challenges of meeting deadlines, dollar targets, and ever tighter material delivery expectations left little time or energy for creativity. Yet at my core, I always felt something there, a little light, lying in wait. I didn’t know how to name it, this yearning, gnawing feeling that grew inside me with every passing year. At work, I would jokingly threaten to write a “tell-all” about my colleagues, exposing the difficult personalities and the stressful foibles of the fast-paced manufacturing industry, but in fact, I was more interested in letting my imagination run with stories of conspiracy, forbidden affairs, corporate espionage and other sundry misdoings. These stories were my solace. Once I left the corporate world, instead of penning non-fiction tales of the unprincipled and immoral scaling the ladder of success or screwing coworkers, I gave myself over to my imagined worlds. My truest pleasure, amusement, and release soon came from turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. From this, Becoming Ruby was born.

The business world demands a great deal of compliance: those who want to succeed must fall into line, must give up who they are and become a manufactured other self. Success is then subjective for its cost is immeasurably high. Through writing the novel, I’ve learned however that you can never completely change, and a part of you always survives. That small seed, if tended correctly and before it withers, can regrow the self and allow you to return anew, stronger than before. Finally, in retirement, I am becoming the creative entity that I was always supposed to be.

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “About Marianne Scott

  1. What an exciting time for you. Looking forward to following your progress.

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  2. keep up the great work!

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  3. Very well said, definitely excited to hear more about your works, journey, etc!

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  4. Fabulous Intro Marianne!

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    • I wish I could publish a bunch of “like” stars for this comment. It’s music to my ears. Thanks so much.

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      • I got hung up on traffic for a bit when I was starting and don’t get me wrong I still like looking at my stats page because its fun to see what countries are checking in but I don’t do it for the numbers. It’s fun and creative and I love going through and actually using and sharing my photos and experiences.
        Re writing challenges, The Daily Post who is hosting this great course has writing prompts every day on their page, Usually on the right hand side. If you could do 2 or 3 of them a week time allowing it would be a great start and help with networking.

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      • I’ll check it out. I have to get back to my novel now. Later my friend.

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      • I’m off to bed, after midnight here in Japan. Just do what do so well, Write!

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  5. I’m enjoying your writing but the blog is a little awkward to navigate. On the main page I see your July post, then your About post. And if I click on your About page from the main area I get your About page with the short story for July at the bottom in the same post. I thought it was an excerpt from your book until I saw the About the novel page on the side. All of your posts aren’t appearing in any sort of chronological order. Regardless, it’s been a good read and I look forward to it!

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    • Thanks Leisel: The blog is a work in progress. This is exactly the kind of feedback I’m hoping for. I’ll get the “B201” leaders to guide me on how to fix this logistical issue. I just started the blog about a month ago so I’m still very new at it. I’m having problems with my blog menu and how do a post that gives my followers email notification. Haven’t quite got the hang of it yet.
      Blog leaders – jump in anytime to guide me.

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  6. Fantastic!! New follower here! I love your perspective. I’m in the Midwest, but two of my daughters have lived and worked in NYC for years. Oh, I hear stories. Keep your insights coming! Thanks for acknowledging that we have a beautiful child within us that needs to be fed and nurtured.

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  7. Indeed, the Chinese have a proverb about standing out – “the nail which stands out, gets hammered.” Conformity can be both good and bad – maintaining the balance between the two is precious. Have a great week.

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  8. Your about page describes so many similarities I recognize of my past life before retirement. Living a life to enjoy a second chapter while discovering and nurturing new found passions is one of life’s greatest achievements. I will read and follow your journey.

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  9. […] MarianneScottwriter who retired from a corporate career and now shares monthly short stories and sneak peeks from her novel Finding Ruby. […]

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  10. Hi Marian, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Hope you accept and pass it along!

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