Maaja Wentz http://www.maajawentz.com Creepy Thrillers & Quirky Tales of the Fantastic Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:12:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.maajawentz.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cropped-Maaja-Wattpad-Shirt_edited-1-32x32.jpg Maaja Wentz http://www.maajawentz.com 32 32 T’was the Night Before Pitch Night http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/12/24/night-before-pitch-night-christmas-spoof-for-writers/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/12/24/night-before-pitch-night-christmas-spoof-for-writers/#respond Sun, 24 Dec 2017 14:31:53 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=2155   The Night Before Pitch Night…  A Christmas Spoof for Writers By Maaja Wentz (after Clement C. Moore)   ‘Twas the night before pitch night, like inside a dream, The writers were trying their best not to scream; They drafted their log lines concisely with flair, In the hopes that big contracts soon would be theirs. …

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Coming Second (after W.B. Yeats) http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/10/28/coming-second-after-w-b-yeats/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/10/28/coming-second-after-w-b-yeats/#respond Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:32:09 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=2120 Turning and turning in a plastic gyre The Garbage Patch grows silently. Things fall apart, degrading into plastic pills and Floating Barbie heads are loosed upon the world. The plastic-dimmed tide concentrates in filter feeders. The innocence of tossing bone over shoulder Should have died with the Neanderthals. The best want more stuff, while the worst Slave …

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Procrastination Follies at Words of the Season http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/06/17/procrastination-follies/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/06/17/procrastination-follies/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:56:05 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=2076 WCDR hosts Words of the Season, a quarterly evening of author readings and music. This Tuesday, it will be my privilege to emcee for the third time. The format of the evening is two sessions of reading and musical entertainment, divided by an intermission. To start the break, I set up a game for the audience …

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Win 10 Kindle bestsellers with this free Giveaway http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/04/11/win-10-kindle-bestsellers-free-giveaway/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/04/11/win-10-kindle-bestsellers-free-giveaway/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:32:11 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=1987 Update: This giveaway is over. Subscribe to the Loon Lake reading club to be informed of future contests: Loon Lake reading club You could win 10 Kindle bestsellers just by entering this free giveaway. I like YA fantasy and science fiction so much I’m running a contest. Enter as many times as you like and …

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Free stories http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/03/30/graphic-free-story-giveaway/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/03/30/graphic-free-story-giveaway/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:38:03 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=1958 Wild Caving “In the hills above Cassis, digging this hole reminds me of digging a grave.” Kidnap My Heart “Sometimes death has a Canadian sense of humour” Sign up for the Loon Lake reading club to get two stories immediately. Members get free fiction, discounts, fun contests, and sneak peeks. 

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I will be investigating this online reading convention in April. http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/03/17/will-investigating-online-reading-convention-april/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2017/03/17/will-investigating-online-reading-convention-april/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:54:16 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=1925 The post I will be investigating this online reading convention in April. appeared first on Maaja Wentz.

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10 Reasons to Write Wattpad Serial Fiction http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/12/18/write-wattpad-serial-fiction/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/12/18/write-wattpad-serial-fiction/#comments Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:34:01 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=1860 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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Girl Cyborg: YA SF Action Adventure http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/11/08/girl-cyborg-ya-sf-action-adventure/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/11/08/girl-cyborg-ya-sf-action-adventure/#respond Tue, 08 Nov 2016 23:16:19 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=1832 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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Spark Book Review: The Science of Exercise and the Brain http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/09/01/spark-exercise-and-the-brain/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/09/01/spark-exercise-and-the-brain/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:46:40 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=1820 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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Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy 2016 http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/09/01/can-con-conference-world-fantasy-2016/ http://www.maajawentz.com/2016/09/01/can-con-conference-world-fantasy-2016/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:43:38 +0000 http://www.maajawentz.com/?p=1815 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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