stick person

treading up grassy hill

first drafts under arm

face sweaty

stick person

wee hours calling

waking before alarm

time to write

by mary ann blinkhorn

What else can I say about me?  I started out with a passion for songwriting that led to words — first poetry/prose and then screenwriting.  Though a late bloomer, my goal is to become a produced screenwriter.  My goal for 2016 is to build a portfolio of short screenplays in addition to writing spec scripts.

229 thoughts on “About

  1. booguloo says:

    Glad to meet you and let me congratulate you on your blog and for picking up your pen.

  2. williamricci says:

    Thank you kindly for visiting and reading some of my ramblings. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

  3. Caddo Veil says:

    Welcome to the “late bloomer” society!! I must say it’s wonderful–wouldn’t trade it for all those folks whose stars burned bright, early, then out. And writing–nothing parallels that joy, for me. Many of my poems start as “songs” in my head (with melody), but I can’t write music, nor sing a lick! I’m so glad you’re here–thanks so much for your frequent visits at my place, and my apologies that I’m so behind with my greetings! God bless you Big.

    • mypenandme says:

      Thank you so much for your warm welcome. About writing–nothing parallels that joy for me, either and I love the way that you put that! I’ll be looking forward to reading more of your blogs. 🙂

  4. jaymountney says:

    I got a notif that you liked my poems!! Thank you so much. I’m not exactly a late bloomer but while I was working I had no time to write so have taken it up again in retirement. Thanks for visiting and maybe I can visit you again – your site looks interesting.

    • mypenandme says:

      I liked your poems very much and I just clicked on follow so that I can continue to read your future work.
      Thanks so much for connecting. Best regards, Mary Ann.

  5. Pete Armetta says:

    I’m a late bloomer too. 🙂 Nice to meet you!

  6. seekraz says:

    Hello Mary Ann – I saw that you stopped-by my blog today…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. 🙂

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking it. Much appreciated. I’m sure I shall visit this blog again.

    • mypenandme says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I was trying to photograph penguins a couple of weeks ago at our Metro Zoo. They sure swim fast. I’ll leave it at that! Ha! Best regards, Mary Ann.

      • I caught these two little penguin chaps early, when they were still rubbing the sleep out of their eyes – that probably slowed them down long enough for me to take the pictures! Thanks for stopping by. Maria

  8. Hello, Mary Ann. Nice to meet you. I appreciate your passion and your work. Thanks for the “like” on my Whatever Lola wants … post.

  9. Desolie Page says:

    Delighted to find you, and to know that others are exploring how to express themselves in ‘baroque’ ways. Perhaps your experiences will help me find my creative voice.
    My thanks, too, for following my blog.

  10. Desolie Page says:

    I’m delighted to connect with someone else who’s exploring ways to express ourselves in ‘baroque’ ways.
    Thanks, too, Mary Ann, for reading my writing tips.

  11. I am delighted to be acquainted with your blog.

  12. honeyspill says:

    hello and thank you for visiting my blog and for liking… cheers from a late bloomer like you 😀

  13. C.D. Hersh says:

    What a delightful way to introduce yourself, and thanks for stopping by our blog yesterday!

  14. Just had a moment to take a look at your blog. Glad you stopped by mine because I like what I see here! I’ll be back to read more and comment when I have another minute. 🙂

  15. Loved that description of you. I can see you perfectly.

  16. jmmcdowell says:

    Hi, thanks for the follow! From one late bloomer to another, enjoy the writing. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

  17. huntshar1 says:

    Enjoying your poems; thanks for stopping by my blog.

  18. babso2you says:

    Thank you for the like on my blog! Come back and visit again! Barb – The SalmonFishingQueen

  19. Thanks for stopping by my site http://moreimagesfromme.wordpress.com/ and for the likes, they are appreciated 🙂 Now I can sit back a while and enjoy your writing and poetry, thanks for connecting and sharing, Regards Mark

  20. Thank you once again for liking my poetry. I hope all is well for you in The Big Smoke. Best wishes, Michael

    • mypenandme says:

      Well…I didn’t get much writing done this weekend except for posting Part 98 of Attack of the Red Killer Pencils on MySpace. Two more parts and I’m done. I’ve been writing this story since December 2011–hard to believe. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  21. mushicakes says:

    many thanks for giving my pictures a glance! you have some very lovely pieces here. I look forward to more!

  22. Thanks for stopping by!!! Will be looking out for your blog and post!!!

  23. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com and for taking the time to leave the likes, it is appreciated. If you have time, please take a look at my other blog http://moreimagesfromme.wordpress.com this site is for images taken in other countries :)…Wow, you do have a gift for words, your poetry is great, I will follow and enjoy, thanks for sharing, regards Mark

  24. maur si caur says:

    thanks for liking my post 🙂

  25. angstycrayon says:

    Thanks for liking my poem 🙂 You have quite a talent.

  26. Rhonda says:

    Mary Ann thank you for the visit and for liking my attempt at haiku. I find any minimalistic style of expressing oneself a challenge. You have that magic…I enjoy your writing tremendously, I am joining your band of followers for the moments I need some relief from the flood of words that come out of my head. I find your site very peaceful. I’m glad you led me here.

  27. Rhonda says:

    Glad to see you back again to visit. I’m glad you liked my Ant…there’s a followup coming shortly~!

  28. Be BOLD says:

    Thanks for checking out my page!! I appreciate all of the views. I’m inspired by your work, I sometimes get upset that I don’t “have the time” to write everyday, and to see that you are makes me want to at least try writing once a week. Be Blessed! ^_^

  29. marissafh says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Keep up the writing.

  30. Thank you for visiting my post. I shall be over yours, and I’m keeping you as blogging friend too.

  31. Sandy Sue says:

    Mary Ann, thanks so much for visiting my site and leaving a footprint. Much luck on your writing journey.

  32. ManicDdaily says:

    Mary Ann, I’ve been very busy with family matters so have not been able to visit your blog. Will do so next week. K

  33. jmmcdowell says:

    Hello, I wanted to let you know that I’ve presented you with the Tell Me About Yourself award. There are no obligations to join in, of course. But I enjoy the opportunity to bring new blogs to people who may not have seen them before.

    If you’d like to participate, you can find the details at http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/05/20/id-genuinely-appreciate-it-if-you-tell-me-about-yourself/

    I’m enjoying your blog!

  34. Hi Mary Ann. Thanks for stopping by thefirstgates and liking a post. You have a very inviting blog.

  35. reneeboomer says:

    Thank you for liking my post. 🙂

  36. terry1954 says:

    nice to meet you mypenandme! you write beautiful poetry. i give it a shot once in awhile. you can see this on my blogs.

  37. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my “Cafe Cappuccino Ice Cap”. Keep up the good work with your writing! 🙂

  38. Janet says:

    As a thank you for recently following my blog, I’d like to pass on to you the Tell Me About Yourself Award. The details can be found http://postcardfiction.com/2012/05/31/so-tell-me-about-yourself/ if you’re interested. Thanks again.

    • mypenandme says:

      Thank you! I received this award not too long ago, but I’d be happy to accept it again–share more info about myself, and more importantly–pass on the links to some more terrific blogs to my readers! Thank you for your kind gesture. Mary Ann

  39. Mark Goodwin says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and the ‘like’.
    Mark. Wales, UK

  40. THANKS for visiting my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a “like.” I browsed through some of the posts on your home page, and it seemed like every other one was an award!
    –John R.: http://TheDailyGraff.com

  41. purehaiku says:

    What a delightful site. Thank you for liking my new pure haiku site. I’m following you – I like short, snappy thought provoking poetry… Much love Freya xxx

  42. Nice to meet you Mary ann. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the “like”. I subscribed to your blog. I am looking forward to exploring your work. Please stop back and visit my blog again.

  43. fivereflections says:

    i must have bloomed, can’t remember…
    David in Maine USA

  44. Sandy says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. If you choose to accept it, the rules are listed in my post at http://anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/beautiful-blogger-award/.

    Truth is beauty . . . thanks for sharing and creating beauty in our lives, Mary Ann.

    ~ Sandy

  45. tzubasashimizu says:

    I started from songwriting too!

  46. Words, few or many, are powerfull. Enjoyed reading yours. Thanks for stopping by our little blog yesterday. We love and appreciate visitors.

  47. bollychees says:

    Thanks for stopping by our blog and liking a post. Great job with the awards and it’s an inspiration for other new bloggers like my husband and I. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  48. Mike says:

    Thanks very much for the Sunshine award, I have posted my appreciations and linked to your page. I am not sure what I need to do in addition. I don’t want to put the logo on my home page, not that I don’t appreciate it but that I want to keep the home page as simple as it is possible to reflect the nature of the haiku.
    Thanks Mike

    • mypenandme says:

      I understand. That’s why I created a separate page for my awards rather than adding them directly onto my home page. Keep up the good work. I’ll look forward to reading your future work. Best regards, – Mary Ann

  49. alisonbr says:

    Thank you very much for your kind comment about my blog. Very best wishes for your writing! Yours sincerely, Alison Brackenbury

  50. […] to:  my pen and me at https://mypenandme.wordpress.com/about/ for nominating me for this award!  It’s the first nomination I have received for my […]

  51. freshfarephx says:

    Mary Ann, thanks for visiting our blog at Fresh Fare. I am the “blogmaster” for the catering company, but I am also a writer and have my own self-hosted blog at (http://) westceltgypsy (dot) com. I love sharing writer links with my readers, so I will add you to my writing blog links over there. Thank you so much for the lovely blog award for Fresh Fare – I am still waiting for my bosses to get back to me with the “7 interesting” facts, but one of them is in Mexico getting married (!) and the other is running the business solo while she’s gone, so it’s a bit hectic here. I will have the “Thank You” post up asap. Thanks again!!

    • mypenandme says:

      I will look forward to checking out your self-hosted blog. 🙂 I have to back to work for a couple of hours now. I’ll be back soon. Best regards, Mary Ann.

  52. reneeboomer says:

    Thank you so much for liking my posts. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂 Renee

  53. snowbirdpress says:

    Hi, Mary Ann… I’m not a word person… I’m a steel-nib-stick-pen person. Thanks for stopping by my blog.. 🙂

  54. Thank you for following poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. After reading about your blog, it seems we have followed similar paths to get here. I too, started by writing what I deemed to be song lyrics to no avail. Then turned to poetry at the suggestion of a friend. I was also late in getting started with this hobby/passion. I am looking forward to reading your material. Again, thanks for joining me on the ride to who knows where.

  55. Thanks for visiting the first gates and liking the birthday post!

  56. Dear Mary Ann: So nice to meet you. And, thank you for following my blog. I, too, am a songwriter (country)-turned-writer. Got tired of the tiny canvase that is a song. Writing short stories now. Enjoy your doodles.

  57. 4amWriter says:

    Thank you for following my blog. Always lovely to meet a fellow writer. Have a wonderful day. Kate

  58. wendystrohm says:

    Thank you for liking my poetry – much appreciated
    Like what you are doing too and am now following you

  59. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and liking my recipe! I love your blog and will certainly be reading more of it!

  60. andy1076 says:

    Hi! thank you for Visiting my blog 😀

  61. themofman says:


    Thanks for visiting MOF.

    I don’t write poems too often but I thoroughly enjoy it when I get a reall good shot of inspiration.

    Your writing has me curious. I’ll be following you.

  62. Thanks for following my blog. I like your stick man poem. Following you back.

  63. yoga-adan says:

    interesting titles for your short stories 😉

    will also be interested in seeing what you think of the screen writing program!

    best wishes 😉

  64. Thanks for the appreciations, homie. Keep in mind, if you ever decide to break up with your writing stylus in favor of something more graphite, mypencilandme doesn’t sound quite so elegant.

  65. pattisj says:

    Love the name, “mypenandme.” Glad you found your pen, and are helping it to write so many new things. Good for you!

  66. I LOVE the name of your blog. It says it all. 🙂

  67. I smiled seeing you opened your About page with a charming poem! 🙂 You are quite mutitalented. I need to come back.!
    Thank you much for the like of my Haiku (on thoughtboarding). I have some longer works on my main blog (thebloggingdisciple.wordpress.com ) if you enjoy such.
    Take care. ~Beth

  68. James says:

    Thanks for the like on my blog. If you happen to try this recipe, let me know how it turned out for you 🙂 Cheers!

    Great poetry by the way 🙂

  69. spool2spool says:

    Words are often over looked in today’s world. You have a very special way of bringing them to life.

  70. jenyjohn says:

    hai .thank you fro stopping by and liking my blog…i`m new to blogging and I was really happy to see your liking….U`r blog looks great…I am a freelancer and I have done works regarding to poetry.. it is really nice to read poems and to understand what the poet felt….

  71. Thomas says:

    Just noticed you already have a “Beautiful Blogger Award.” I just nominated you for one, if your interested. You can see the details on my blog post.

  72. alicematilda says:

    Nice to meet you! Really like your blog ^^.

  73. Mary Ann–THANKS for subscribing to my “pun-ny” photoblog and for leaving a “like.” I hope I can bring you a smile (or at least a groan) every weekday!
    –John R.: http://TheDailyGraff.com

  74. 4 Rooms and the Moon says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

  75. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog…will follow yours…..

  76. Stefano says:

    Hi Mary Ann,
    Thank you for stopping by our blog, liking our posts and following us: greatly appreciated!
    Congratulations on your blog, your poetry and the doodles: I really enjoyed them.
    All the best

    • mypenandme says:

      I love goat cheese, olives and green beans so I’m really looking forward to trying your latest recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by. Best regards, – Mary Ann

  77. Hello Mary Ann,
    Thank you for visiting my blog today! I appreciate the likes on my posts and the follow as well. Have a great week!

  78. Leo says:

    Thanks for visiting and following. I’ve read and enjoyed your poems; looking forward to more. Leo

  79. ag says:

    Hi Mary Ann,

    Thought you might enjoy this quote from Phillip Roth in today’s NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/books/struggle-over-philip-roth-reflects-on-putting-down-his-pen.html?hp) in which he explains why he has retired from writing:
    “I know I’m not going to write as well as I used to. I no longer have the stamina to endure the frustration. Writing is frustration — it’s daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. It’s just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time.” He went on: “I can’t face any more days when I write five pages and throw them away. I can’t do that anymore.”

  80. reneeboomer says:

    HI. I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. Please check out my blog for more information. 🙂 Renee http://www.positiveboomer.net
    Please remember you are not obligated to accept.

  81. hi Mary Ann. this a SO belated note to thank you for your nominations this year http://anakegoodall.wordpress.com/unawards/. with warmest best wishes …

  82. Sandy says:

    Mary Ann, I’ve nominated you for the “Family of Bloggers” Award. To see the nomination, visit http://anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/overdue-thank-yous-awards-and-a-little-winnie-the-pooh.

    Thanks so much for your friendship and followship.

    ~ Sandy

    • mypenandme says:

      That’s very kind, Sandy. Thank you. I’m just going to bed for the night now. I will look forward to participating this weekend. Happy holidays to you and yours. M.A. 🙂

  83. Thank you for following littlemisswordy and welcome! 🙂

  84. snappy~speak says:

    Thanks for the follow! Welcome! Happy New Year!

  85. A pleasure to follow you.❤

  86. AnElephantCant think of anything clever to say
    This happens time after time
    But he wants you to know
    That he likes you and so
    He says hello with this silly rhyme

  87. alison says:

    HI! Thanks for liking a page on my blog. Just wanted to let you know I’ve changed my blog to labontegami.com. The items I used to put in the Repository (that is, etegami I get from others) I now just put as regular entries on my new blog, under the category My Inbox, here’s a direct link! http://labontegami.com/category/my-inbox/

  88. djderdiger says:

    i’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out here: http://djderdiger.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/recovery-time-and-a-versatile-blogger-award/

  89. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  90. ohlidia says:

    Love your doodles! Great photos too. I will be spending some time reading your poetry as I like what I’ve read so far. Thanks for your visit!

  91. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m so glad you did so that I could find yours! It’s very inspiring, and I look forward to more windows into your creativity.

  92. Thank you! I am honored. I am intrigued by your combination of writing, poetry, and photography. I’ve already learned from your site – because I think I need to create different categories like you have. So nice to meet you! 🙂

  93. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m brand new at this, so lots to learn. Enjoyed reading yours!

  94. Thank you for stopping by my blog a few times….hope to continue seeing you!

  95. Pleased to make your acquaintance Mary.
    Our similar suffixes promise us more.
    Peace and guidance.Q

  96. irinadim says:

    Thanks for liking my post. Your blog is fabulous. I’m also a doodler. 🙂

  97. lachicca27 says:

    Thank you for stopping by fearless-kitchen.com. I appreciate your support! I wish you luck in your Hollywood screenplay endeavors. 🙂

  98. Vee says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of your work. Best wishes!


  99. kindkerry says:

    You’re such a beautiful and amazing person Mary. We need more people like you in the world who’s paying it forward with motivation rather than money. Stay true, thank YOU! 🙂

  100. Thank you for the follow, awesome to pick up the pen! I have been writing for years, only recently gotten the courage up to let them see the light of day.

  101. Jane Risdon says:

    Congrats on your blog and I hope you achieve your ambition. We have music in common…I lived my life in music and then took up writing. Have a fab day and thanks for finding my blog 🙂

  102. Jane Risdon says:

    Me too 🙂 Have a fab weekend.

  103. GP Cox says:

    Pleased to meet you.

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