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Mythical Maven Column – Unmasking The Undead pt 3

Mythical Maven Column – Unmasking The Undead pt 3

When Jure Grando died in 1656, he was buried in the village of Kringa, part of the Italian Republic of Venice. Days later, he was reported walking through the streets and knocking on doors. Legend has it a strigon would live off the blood of children and knock on the doors and windows of those […]

Mythical Maven Column – Unmasking The Undead pt 2

Mythical Maven Column – Unmasking The Undead pt 2

When it comes to real-life vampires, history has plenty of accounts to share. We start with the Blood Countess, the original vampire, Elizabeth Bathory. A Hungarian Countess, Bathory is infamous… so much so that she is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most productive female serial killer in history. With a reported […]

Mythical Maven Column – Unmasking The Undead pt 1

Mythical Maven Column – Unmasking The Undead pt 1

The thirst is unimaginable. Nothing slakes it, you can drink a gallon of anything and you remain hopelessly parched. You’re trembling, body wracked with pain as you purge what feels like anything that remains in your system from your past life. Before you became… this. Before you died. Glancing in the mirror, you recoil as […]

Mystical Menagerie Column – The Eternal Nightmare

Mystical Menagerie Column – The Eternal Nightmare

You wake, terror beating at you. There’s something insidious in the room with you, creeping closer, intent on doing you harm. You try to run, but your limbs won’t obey your commands. You cannot shout, you cannot scream. The only thing that moves is your eyes, frantically searching the parts of the room you can […]

NaNo-Now What?

NaNo-Now What?

#writingcontests #NaNoWriMo #publishing You’ve done it. Whether you’ve created a masterpiece, a rough draft, added a few thousand words to a work in progress, or achieved a smaller goal of your own… you’ve made it through November, and hit that last day of NaNoWriMo. At this point, many people start to ask themselves the all […]

NaNoWri-Oh…

NaNoWri-Oh…

#writingcontests #NaNoWriMo #writingtips So you’ve signed up to NanoWriMo, got yourself situated and are now staring at the dashboard wondering what the heck to do. It’s getting closer, panic is setting in, and you realize you have no dang idea what you’re doing. Rest assured, even past Nano participants have this feeling of not knowing […]

NaNoWriMo Tips & Tricks

NaNoWriMo Tips & Tricks

#writingcontests #NaNoWriMo #writingtips 1- Stock up on snacks to keep motivated. Get healthier snacks for keeping energy throughout the day. Focus on protein, things like trail mix, baked or veggie chips, cheese sticks, etc. Nobody wants to lose their train of thought because they got hungry and had to go make something, so keep things […]