Maaja

Author's details

Name: Maaja Wentz
Date registered: July 15, 2014
URL: http://www.maajawentz.com/

Biography

Maaja Wentz loves writing page-turning imaginative fiction. She is a prize-winning author of poetry, articles, and short stories. Her novel, Feeding Frenzy, is a Wattpad featured story and a Watty award winning story. She is currently editing this lighthearted supernatural thriller for publication. She is a teacher-librarian and avid reader who enjoys reviewing books.

Latest posts

  1. 10 Reasons to Write Wattpad Serial Fiction — December 18, 2016
  2. Girl Cyborg: YA SF Action Adventure — November 8, 2016
  3. Spark Book Review: The Science of Exercise and the Brain — September 1, 2016
  4. Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy 2016 — September 1, 2016
  5. Writing Contest – Pitch Contest — July 10, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Web and Video Language Immersion — 25 comments
  2. Indoctrinated by the book meme — 12 comments
  3. Meme site for book lovers’ blogs — 10 comments
  4. Pornographication of society – BTT meme — 10 comments
  5. Booking Through Thursday — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 18

10 Reasons to Write Wattpad Serial Fiction

Writing on Wattpad is a high-wire act.

Why Should you Write Serial Fiction on Wattpad? Have you thought about writing serial fiction on Wattpad? I have used Wattpad to conquer writer’s block and overcome my ongoing fear of rejection. Before I started posting stories on this platform, I had multiple drawers full of short stories and novels which I had not submitted …

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Nov 08

Girl Cyborg: YA SF Action Adventure

Girl Cyborg by Maaja Wentz

Girl Cyborg: My latest YA novel is launched on Wattpad October was such an exciting month for me with my visit to World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio — but that didn’t mean I forgot to plan Girl Cyborg: A Science Fiction Action Adventure. This year for NaNoWriMo I will be running a repeat of the …

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Sep 01

Spark Book Review: The Science of Exercise and the Brain

Changing thinking about exercise and the brain Written by bestselling author and psychiatrist John J. Ratey with Eric Hagerman, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain is a positive book that looks at how exercise can improve neuroplasticity, learning, and executive function. It suggests exercise as a helpful addition to medication, or sometimes even a replacement …

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Sep 01

Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy 2016

Appearing at Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy Convention I love meeting and speaking to readers, writers, and editors. That’s why I’m so excited about my upcoming participation at Can-Con Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature. I am equally looking forward to participating in the World Fantasy Convention at the end of October. …

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Jul 10

Writing Contest – Pitch Contest

Writing Contest a Digital Dare for Writers Who Love to Pitch Ideas Inspiration Department: This is the easiest writing contest to get you started Are you a creative fiction writer? Do you love writing? Do you want practice pitching ideas? Are you looking to find new fans online? Cliffhanger Castle is the first serial anthology of its …

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Apr 24

10 Reasons Writers Benefit From Conventions

Can-Con

10 Reasons Speculative Fiction Writers Benefit From Conventions Do you read or write speculative fiction such as fantasy, horror, science fiction, magic realism or slipstream? Consider the benefits of attending a fan convention. I know what you might be thinking. The stereotype of conventions is that they are full of movie fans in Klingon costumes like something …

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Apr 11

Robert J. Sawyer — Quantum Night

Robert J. Sawyer book launch

Book Launch There was such a snowstorm March first for the Toronto launch of Quantum Night, that some feared attendance would be sparse, but Canadians are hardy. Returning home afterward I saw one cyclist on the road, riding through blowing snow.   Despite the blanket of flurries, Lansdowne Brewery was packed, even before the advertised start time. …

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Mar 31

Would you click on this book cover?

Wild Caving Cover

Should a writer create her own book cover? Most artists would recommend leaving cover creation to the professionals and I will. The cover to my self-published ebook, Feeding Frenzy, will be professionally designed. It’s my most popular work yet, garnering a Watty award on Wattpad and ranking #11 in mystery/thriller. Currently, I’m working with an exceptionally talented …

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Feb 28

Today should be WCDR gratitude day!

  Phoenix Short Story Contest The finalists in the WCDR Phoenix short story contest have been announced and I’m on the list! Congratulations to all finalists.   After School Steve Lloyd Birds of a Feather Derek Mascarenhas Bittergreen My Life Sarah Van Goethem Burnout Linda Kingston Constellations Bill Zaget Eternity Elizabeth Girard Full Time Steve …

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Feb 22

Why your chapter book makes me angry

  I read a lot of books as a teacher-librarian, and I’m no literary snob when it comes to children’s fiction. I’m delighted to see children reading series fiction, and the kind of stories that will be called genre fiction when they are older: adventure, fantasy, mystery, science fiction. I’m happy to see them devour cookbooks, sports …

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