​​​Breathe: Essays from a Recovering Paramedic

Marianne Paiva


To be a writer, pick up a pen, and write.

What does it take to be a writer? The first step in writing is often the hardest: picking up a pen, and writing. Since I was a young girl, I've aspired to be a writer. I write in many different venues and about varied topics, often meandering down unexpected literary paths. Writing feeds my soul and breathes life into my veins. It is a struggle, and a joy, and heart wrenching and inspiring. 

I've created this page to share with those interested some of my work, and to learn a bit more about me. Enjoy!