Andersen vs Disney: The Little Mermaid

As a child I was infatuated with fairy tales. I can still hear my mother sigh as I re-watched 'The Little Mermaid' for the third time on the same rainy Sunday afternoon. Now I'm in my late twenties and still addicted to fairy tales. Who wants to grow up anyway? What fascinated me then was …

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Notebooks, and why they have improved my writing.

Notebooks are for me the place where characters get their voice, where plots are outlined, and where the story begins. That's why I've a duffel bag crammed with used notebooks, and a second duffel bag crammed with unused notebooks patiently waiting to be filled with my sloppy handwriting. I'm not a writing expert, and I …

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Frightening folkloric beings that wake up during winter.

In my previous post I summed up some magical wintry fairy tales. Equally enchanting, but in a scary way, are the monsters that make you shiver, the creatures that will destroy Christmas, and the beings that haunt snow-covered moors. So, here are three very fascinating but truly terrifying folkloric beings that have plagued this planet …

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