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Chapter Magic!

Chapter Magic!

I sent my novel (Tabeth: Opening Eternity B1) back to my wonderful editor +Trish Jackson for its second round of edits this week. While I wait for her to fix my fixes I thought it would be a good time to go over the chapter titles. For those of you who write novels, how do […]

National Poetry Month #2

National Poetry Month #2

In honor of NPM I found this poem in my files that I feel is both a good poem, and a good story. Short as it is, I could see this one at the beginning of a book/short story.  It doesn’t fit in with Tabeth though, sadly. Maybe I should write one for Tabeth? Hmmmmm. […]

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month I am going to post some of my poems. Nothing new really, just some I think are pretty good from my archives. Let me know what you think! damply drips the sun winding its way down through drops of shifted light trying vainly to reach earth most of its […]

Sending My Baby Out to the Slaughter

Sending My Baby Out to the Slaughter

#Tabeth Today I sent my novel, Tabeth: Opening Eternity, out to an editor. I feel like I sent my baby out to the Slaughter house. WHAT DID I DO! She wasn’t ready! She should have been gone over at least five more times! How could I DO such a thing?? How could I be so […]

Women in Horror Month!

Women in Horror Month!

I only yesterday found out that this is a thing! February is the Women in Horror month!! How did I not know this? So I thought I had better get in on this thing, as I am both a woman and a writer of horror. Traditionally, women have had a hard time in the horror […]

impostor syndrome

impostor syndrome

As my page “Projects of the Procrastinator” shows, I have a teensy problem with putting off today, what could just as easily be put off tomorrow. Procrastinating has been a part of me for a loooooong time. I’m not sure why…. and often have tried to put my finger on the cause, to little success. […]

Redemption’s Power

Redemption’s Power

Episode 5 (Read Episode 1: HERE) Cages Three days later Chad was standing with Ms. Wick at the front gate of the Prison. He was to play a newly caught ‘bad boy’ while Ms. Wick played an ‘official person’. Shawn’s talent for illusions made Ms. Wick look like the woman on the ID card, while […]

new poetry, hot off the press… ...

new poetry, hot off the press… er… off the Word Doc.

Still wood bird cry echo soul reaching for what is not there. Feet pricked by thorns blood crumbs left on the trail silence deafening no one will follow. © Maria Rich 5/25/2015

Title Trouble

Title Trouble

Hello fellow writers and readers! I have some questions that I would like to ask, so to start, I will ask about Titles. Titles are one of the first things people see of your book. In the case of text only it is the ONLY thing people see of your book besides your name. How […]

“Difficult” scenes

“Difficult” scenes

I just finished a difficult scene in my book that involved the death of a child. It left me feeling heart broken and a little sick, but with an odd sense of satisfaction. I think the satisfaction is due to finishing it in a way that I feel does honor to the little fictional boy’s […]

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