Her Editorial Philosophy
As the editor-in-chief at Two Drops of Ink, Marilyn wants to encourage other writers to share their creativity and talents. She believes in the power of words, also understanding that how something is said is as important as what is said.
Her focus at Two Drops of Ink is to provide readers with posts that entertain, educate, and enchant them. These posts are poetry, prose, and problem-solving for the writer and blogger.
Editing, revising, finding the bones, and taking the time to develop posts with writers is something she enjoys. She understands the fears of writers in submitting, and takes the time to encourage new and seasoned writers to submit.
Her recovery curriculum, Therapeutic Integrated Educational Recovery System (TIERS), offered time-tested exercises for healing. It was used in the award-winning recovery home she opened for women in 1990, as well as Accountability Courts and other recovery homes.
Closing the house in 2011 allowed her to spread the message that recovery works to a larger audience through her blog, From Addict 2 Advocate. She and her guest writers explore addiction, recovery, making positive changes, and codependency.
Her primary focus is writing so that more addicts and their families can end their struggles with addiction. She does this through reflective writing, memoir, and sharing her darkest moments so that those still suffering from addictions can know a person who got out of the vicious cycle, just as she did 32 years ago.
She hopes that she encourages the addicted population to make changes and become the best person they can be through her writing.
Marilyn is a regular guest writer at Keys to Recovery Newspaper.
Marilyn was given the Hero Award in 2017 for her writing on Facebook pages about addiction and recovery. Her passion for writing, recovery, and helping others means that collaboration works for any blog type.
In 2016, the Friends of Recovery Book Reviewers group awarded her “Best Addiction Writer” of the year.
She is excited that her words may help another recover.
In 2008, Brenau University created the Marilyn Davis Community Service-Learning Award: an ongoing award given to individuals advocating for mental health, wellness, and recovery.
In 2010, she was awarded the Liberty Bell Award by the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, given to non-attorneys for contributions to the criminal justice system and communities.
She began advocating for rehabilitation rather than incarceration for non-violent offenders in 1990 and continued working with addicts in women’s, men’s, and HIV-positive populations.
Marilyn recently published her memoir, Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate, available on Amazon.