A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan.
Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.
Photo trail . . .facebook page to websites all over the internet.
I stumbled across this photo on Sunday afternoon, and it just made me want to pick up a pen, or my keyboard, and start writing. No, I don't have time to pursue a full length story, but I do have time to play a little with my writing for at least ten minutes when inspiration strikes.
There are so many awesome blog fests and book releases that it's hard to keep track of them all, but here's a few:
The Back from the Future Blogfest hosted by the amazing MPax with the lovely Suze of Subliminal Coffee, and Nicki Elson, for the Back from the Future Blogfest. Friday, March 1st! Check out the link for all the cool details.
Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest January 28th: (Brought to you by Mark Koopmans, Elise Fallson, and C.M. Brown, and Stephen Tremp).
The A to Z Challenge is coming soon. Are you ready?
And a couple of ongoing offerings:
The Knights of MicroFiction is a bloghop hosted by Kathy Mckendry and Jess on the 15th of every month (except April, becasue the A-Z Challenge makes things crazy!).
The Progressive Book Club, hosted by M.L. Swift on the third Wednesday of each month.
Celebrate the Small Things by Viklit every Friday. I'm looking forward to writing and reading these posts!
W4WS will resume in February and take place every third Monday of each month. Next up we spotlight writers Gwen Gardner, YA Fiction Author and Melissa Bradley from Melissa’s Imaginarium. If you’re not familiar with W4Ws, can check out the Writers4Writers Page.
Libby Heily's book Tough Girl is out!
So, are you signed up for some of these offerings? All of them? Have your read Tough Girl? and Has inspiration struck you lately?