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Cold Ones: Yuki Onna and Tsurara Onna #folklore

I decided to do a bit of research on Japanese folklore creatures (yokai). My favourite among these, and regularly confused with each other, is Yuki Onna and Tsurara Onna. Tsurara Onna is the Icicle Woman and Yuki Onna is the Snow Woman. Enjoy! Folklore about Yuki Onna and Tsurara Onna KWAIDAN: Stories and Studies of …

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Insecure Writer's Support Group

Help Me, Please! #IWSG

Not the way I thought things would be going right now… But that’s life, right? I have clung to this hope that if I just work as hard as humanly possible, write (polish and publish) as many books as possible in the shortest amount of time, I can influence algorithms and sell more books and …

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A to Z Challenge

Reflecting on the #AtoZChallenge 2019

April had been one crazy ride. Though, honestly, I can’t remember where the time went… Thankfully I had decided after the first week of craziness to write and schedule the rest of the month. Regular readers will remember that I had issues with my chickens at the start of April. Anyhow, let’s get to how …

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A to Z Challenge

Zigging and Zagging #AtoZChallenge

Z is for Zag (Madonna) As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing. If there is anyone who behaves in an unpredictable manner (see word of the day), it is Madonna. I grew up with her music. I’ve enjoyed the various phases her …

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A to Z Challenge

So Much Fun to Listen to #AtoZChallenge

Y is for The Black Eyed Peas As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing. The Black Eyed Peas have been in my music library for as long as I can remember. Today I’m specifically looking at their album “The E.N.D.”. Which is …

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A to Z Challenge

Covers of My Favourites #AtoZChallenge

X is for Gregorian As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing. Gregorian (or Gregorian Masters of Chant) appeared in my music library after a LAN (basically a computer gaming party where all the computers are on the same network). I really liked …

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A to Z Challenge

Most Amazing #AtoZChallenge

W is for Within Temptation As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing. Today’s band is classified as Symphonic Gothic Metal. Don’t let that put you off: one of their songs was featured in “Vampire Diaries” (remember when Elena and Damon danced for …

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A to Z Challenge

Various Artists #AtoZChallenge

V is for Various Artists (Ed Sheeran, Gotye and Carly Rae Jepsen) As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing. I could have gone with Van Helsing, but I thought after all the rock and metal groups this month, you could do with …

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A to Z Challenge

The Gifted and Unusual #AtoZChallenge

U is for Lady Gaga and Pink As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing. I first heard of Lady Gaga when “Poker Face” came out. She is so theatrical! I really enjoy her music. The lyrics of her songs tell so many …

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