Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more

Articles of the Week:

The hidden dangers of euphemisms by Mark Peters

This sneaky language is the enemy of clarity, from George Orwell to your office.

The last mermaids of Japan by Mike MacEacheran

The Ama are Japan’s last population of female shell divers. But with their way of life and culture increasingly under threat, could this be the end of an age-old tradition?

A pure land inspired by treachery by Beth Reiber

Hiraizumi may well be the most important Japanese village you’ve never heard of.

The Seven Most Common Manuscript Submission Mistakes by Emily Harstone

When I talk to agents, writers, and editors I always hear them complain of the same mistakes over and over again… 

Podcasts of the Week:

“Old Hag Syndrome” – The Folklore Podcast

 “Writing a Series” – Hide and Create

 Video of the Week: “Timeless” by BrunuhVille

More (new) gorgeous music by the very talented BrunuhVille.

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.


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