Author Archives: miarich

“Inverted” Genres

My daughter visited us from Utah and we watched a great anime together (she’s big on anime, and I like them from time to time). She picked a good one; Petema Inverted by Yasuhiro Yoshiura. I went into it totally … Continue reading

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Totally Totally TRUE!

I just have to repost this awesome illustration! Soooo true!           I found this little gem from Google+ Writing Resources group. The post is about how to avoid cliches and it is also totally true, but … Continue reading

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terribleminds

In my pursuit of a better novel, I have often played The Google Game and searched out questions. Like: “writing tips for horror” and “how to write a novel synopsis” and “proper formatting of dialog” and the latest “how to … Continue reading

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Question…

Is it vain to say that you LOVE your own story? Wrong to think that your own novel is just the best thing to grace a page? (Especially as it hasn’t yet become a ‘page’?) Every time I go through … Continue reading

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Poet AND Writer?

April is National Poetry Month, which got me thinking about how I started out (way back in 6th grade!) writing poetry. That was a tough year for me and poetry really started speaking to me. My teacher encouraged us to … Continue reading

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Night Kisses

National Poetry Month!   Today I would like to share a poem I wrote back in 1998.   Revised a bit today.   Night Kisses     Things always seem….. crisper         at night darkness more         poignant Light more … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month!

In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I would share more of my own poetry and perhaps some of my favorites. I would love any responses to my poems, and suggestions for poets both old and new that you … Continue reading

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Where the main character IS the evil one!

I have been trying to spice up Tabeth some more by developing the characters in more depth and I came to realize that my main character, Tabeth herself, is also the main ‘evil’ in the book! What is your main … Continue reading

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Post Holiday Blues

Wrapping up the Christmas tree   boxing up the tinsel   all the pretty paper   splattered with turkey dinner   overflowing trash buckets   overflowing counter   filled with all the shinny things   that fail to lighten shadows … Continue reading

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Rewriting techniques

Last time I was talking about my rewrites I was looking into totally outlining my book due to timeline issues that had cropped up. Well that proved more than my lazy @ss was willing to do, so instead I use … Continue reading

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