Marda Miller

Location Toronto

Why do you write?

Writing is taking life and distorting it, turning it sideways, tilting it on its axis just slightly, and capturing that. Sometimes, the ending in stories is better, however. And sometimes not.

Any favorite authors? Books?

My biggest influences are Kurt Vonnegut and Neil Gaiman.

Welcome to the Monkey House was the first book I read that stirred something in me that turned into a need to write. I will relentlessly try to capture even a fraction of the wit and charm of Vonnegut.

And Neil Gaiman is the truest, purest voice that has ever existed. His stories breathe air into my lungs.

Marda Miller's Wall

Foster Trecost – Oct 14, 2012

Hi Marda, thanks for reading through my micros - i appreciate your time and your comments, too. Hope you get some NHL soon. fos.

Gloria Garfunkel – Oct 12, 2012

Re: What do we talk about. Of course we stubborns count. It's our scoring system.

Jen Knox – Oct 12, 2012

Thank you so much, Marda! Your comment on Getting There really, really made my day.

Arturo Ruiz – Oct 03, 2012

Thanks for reading, Marda! Aloha.

Gloria Garfunkel – Oct 02, 2012

Marda: Nothing to do at Work: Oh! There are so many other options if the days drag on!

Gloria Garfunkel – Oct 02, 2012

Thanks for the Nothing to do at Work comment: You got to work with what you have around an office. It's not much.

Keith U. – Aug 25, 2011

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my silly Les Stroud bit. And the fav. :)

Foster Trecost – May 16, 2011

Hi Marda, thanks for reading Table Thouthts - I appreciate that, and the comment, too! fos.

Erin Zulkoski – Apr 15, 2011

Marda, on behalf of me, Mr. Snickerdoodle the donkey, Death, Evil and Bob: you're my favorite. :)

Foster Trecost – Apr 14, 2011

Hi Marda, thanks for reading More Important than Money, I really appreciate that. And thanks for the comment, too - means a lot to me. fos.

Susan Tepper – Apr 11, 2011

Marda so nice what you wrote to me, thank you, and glad you like "leaves"

Bill Yarrow – Apr 06, 2011

Thank you, Marda, for your lovely comment on and fave of the Translator poem.

Robert Vaughan – Apr 06, 2011

Hi Marda, thanks for your recent comments and fave of "Watching Them." I am happy that you enjoyed it!

Christian Bell – Apr 06, 2011

Marda, thanks for reading and commenting on "San Pedro de Macoris"!

Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 25, 2011

Marda, thanks for reading “God Bless You, Mr. Rinsewater.” Your sweet remarks and open and honest enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.

Jules Archer – Mar 14, 2011

Marda - thank you for the kind comment on Cuffless. And I am so happy that you like my poetry. I really love that. XO.

Darryl Price – Mar 12, 2011

..the freedom to create something out of nothing..very cool!

Keith U. – Mar 08, 2011

Thank you for reading The Musical, and taking the time to comment! I'm glad it made you laugh.

Mike Lynch – Mar 08, 2011

Thanks for the comment Marda -- glad you enjoyed the story! If you enjoyed that one, here's another you might dig ( -- the style is very similar. Also, I dig your list of fave books! Breakfast of Champions was like my bible when I was growing up, and Murakami is one of my all-time favs. I think about his books all the time. :)

Take it easy,

Lavinia Ludlow – Mar 08, 2011


Mary Lane – Mar 05, 2011

Hi, Marda! Thank you so much for the kind words and favorite on my Heart Snatch. You are, quite literally, lovely.

Keith U. – Mar 04, 2011

Marda, thank you so much for reading, commenting, and faving my kid books! And 30 Seconds. And pretty much everything else of mine. To say the least, you flatter me.

Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 03, 2011

Marda, I so appreciate your wonderfully generous comment about my simple narrative "1993, What I Wanted." Thank you!

Christian Bell – Mar 02, 2011

Marda, thank you for reading and commenting on "Dear What I Wanted"!

Susan Tepper – Mar 01, 2011

Marda really happy that you are enjoying the
What I wanted Group and hope you will send more..

Mary Lane – Feb 28, 2011

Hi, Marda. Thank you so much for reading and commening on my aerobics class thing. Honestly, I've discovered yoga and pilates is how I play best with others in the world of exercise. You're just peachy.

James Lloyd Davis – Feb 27, 2011

Marda, thanks for the fave and the comment on "Foreplay." It's always a nice surprise.

Keith U. – Feb 27, 2011

Marda, thank you for your kind words on "1991" and for the star!

Foster Trecost – Feb 01, 2011

Hi Marda, thanks for reading A Boy and His Tire and A Life Twice Told - I really appreciate your comments.

Susan Tepper – Jan 31, 2011

Marda, thats so kind of you to dig up "a serious writer considers a pimp" and thanks for what you had to say. I had fun writing it! best, susan

Jules Archer – Jan 30, 2011

Thank you again for reading "Help Me Own You". Very appreciated.

Frank Vander Rasky – Jan 29, 2011

Marda, you are a generous soul to say such nice things about my story “Behind Blue Eyes.” Thank you so much for your lovely comments and fave.

Jules Archer – Jan 29, 2011

Oh, my girl Marda, thank you for reading and commenting on "Solar Plexus". You rock.

Keith U. – Jan 20, 2011

Hey, you!

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