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Even Dolls Have Conventions & Short Fiction

I recently learned that there are doll conventions.

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Origin of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kings, patricide, and ancient atonement.

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Foggy Nights & Oversized Spoons

We've been having some pretty foggy nights here in North Texas lately.

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Hungry Ghost Festival

Feasting with ghosts under a moonlit sky.

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Revision Test Results & The Real Unreal

I've been eyeing some revisions for my first novel for a few months, and I decided to test my ideas in the first chapter.

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Leyak of Balinese Folklore

Horrific flying heads haunting Balinese nights.

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Novel Querying & Experimentation

Querying a novel makes you look hard at everything, especially your opening pages.

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Zmeu of Romanian Folklore

An ogre? Devil? Vampire? A dragon that can magically make weapons to murder you with? Yes, all in one creature.

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Cooking Blood for the Holidays & Next Novel Planning

Cooking blood is one of the worst smells.

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Cheeroonear of Aboriginal Australian Folklore

A dog-faced man prowling the Nullarbor Plain in Australia.

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Viking Raids & Barbie Really Is Made to Move

Now that the newsletters are at a slower pace, I've had time to catch up on a few things.

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The Monk: A Romance by Matthew Gregory Lewis

An 18th-century Gothic fiction novel of a monk consumed by unspeakable darkness.

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Texas Coyotes & Biweekly Newsletters

There are a couple of coyotes hanging around my part of Texas.

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Lemures of Ancient Rome

Vengeful spirits of Ancient Rome.

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Dolls & Corporate Dramas

Have I ever mentioned I like dolls?

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Off Beat Cinema

Keeping old films alive since 1993.

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Project Planning & Finding My Spirit Anime-ngel

Planning new fiction projects takes a lot of time and a lot of thought.

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Little Ghost Laban

The Swedish ghost who wouldn't haunt.

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Stormy Skies, Cloudflare, & New Projects

Texas has some pretty awesome storms. I don't think I've mentioned that yet.

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Lovecraftian Selfies & Novel Querying

In case you haven't heard, AI is getting pretty good at generating images.

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Curse of Amir Timur

The true story of a tomb opened and a curse unleashed.

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Happy Halloween, Creepy Cups, & Query Drafts

🎃🎃🎃🎃🔮🍬🍭🍎🥀🧙‍♀️🧙‍♂️🧛‍♀️🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧞‍♀️🧞‍♂️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♂️🧝‍♀️🧝‍♂️🐺🌕🦉🐍🍂🔥📖🗡️⚰️🕯️💀🖤🎃🎃👻🦇🕸️🕷️🎉🖤🧡 That's pretty much all the emojis I could think of that are Halloween-related. We really need more of them.

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Matriphagy by Tallah

When horror fiction and music collide.

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Shotgun Plungers & Query Letters

I don't think it would be shocking to anyone if I said Texas loves guns. But did you know that Texas also loves gun-shaped things?

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