“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” –Richard Bach

With a fabulous talent for novel writing, a natural eye toward business matters, and drive to succeed, founder Marion Thomas had over 10 years in the creative writing business before forming the Hattiesburg Writing Institute. She discovered over the years that the grueling work of starting and finishing writing projects is a process. She wanted to focus on teaching aspiring writers the writing process of writing–writing, editing,                                                                                                                                                                               and rewriting. With a MFA, serious editing chops, and an authentic nature that comes across in her writing, Marion has                                                                                                                                                                                     undertaken creating a writing space for anyone who has the desire to tell a story, and share it with others.

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              “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.–Richard Bach”