My Writing Journey

#BlogBattle Stories: Clone

There’s still plenty of time to join in this month’s CLONE #BlogBattle and start reading what’s already been submitted. Enjoy!



October 2019 Blog Battle Entries

Updated Daily!

“Public Order” by Joshua G. Insole

“White Rabbit” by Chris Hewitt

“By Design” by A.E. Branson

“Clone” by Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

“Himalaya 5” by Bellabasket

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My Writing Journey, Prequel

A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ch 14

We are coming close to the end of this book. If it were a paperback in your hands, I think you'd look at the pages held in your left hand compared to those in your right and moan knowing there's only so much of this story left before it's over. I know, sad! If you've… Continue reading A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ch 14

My Writing Journey

A Twelve Realms Prequel: CH 1

I’m uploading revised chapters to this prequel novella, and here’s the best version to date! Would love for you to start reading and offer feedback. This will disappear off my blog and Wattpad when I finally finish publication of the book, so now’s a great opportunity to find out how Ismene came to be married to the Prince of Taisce and what it was that drew the thief of beauty to their little corner of Twelve Realms!

Rachael Ritchey

updated/revised 9/28/19

Forever and a Thousand Times

by Rachael Ritchey

Blurb: Ismene has given up her freedom to become wife to the future king of Taisce, all for the sake of her family. She never expected to find love within the castle walls, but she can’t seem to resist the temptation of the unexpected.

When corruption at court erupts into a full-blown coup, Ismene is forced to put her personal feelings aside and choose between forfeiting duty to preserve her own life at the expense of the prince’s or die with him.

Forever & a Thousand Times is also currently on Wattpad.

Chapter One

No Choice

Within the utterance of three words, the day had become a
plague upon Ismene’s soul. She gripped the arrow and string, pulling them back just
below eye level. Her arm muscles burned at the effort, but she’d prefer that
pain any day to the…

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My Writing Journey

Writer, is Formatting Your Manuscript a Headache?

Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash One thing that I've learned over time is that there are some specific (though not set in stone) requirements to the formatting of a manuscript. Tweet How it looks and how it works do matter! In my time as a book formatter, I've also learned that there are a wide variety of… Continue reading Writer, is Formatting Your Manuscript a Headache?

My Writing Journey

Sword, Shield, and Love: A #BlogBattle Story

Every once in a while someone I know will want to participate in BlogBattle who doesn't have a blog of their own, so sometimes I will post their story on my blog. Please enjoy this funny yet tragic tale of love, zombies, and the end of the world as we know it. Photo by Christopher Windus on Unsplash… Continue reading Sword, Shield, and Love: A #BlogBattle Story