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Hi, I’m Yolandie,

nice to meet you! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’ve been blogging for seven years and post twice a week about art, writing, life as an immigrant and even some reviews and thoughts. You see, there’s plenty we can talk about! Grab a coffee, make yourself at home and explore.


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Book Review – Twelve Kings in Sharakhai

I picked up this book in hardcover for $7--what a steal. I'd never heard of Bradley P. Beaulieu before this,...
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Book Review – Twelve Kings in Sharakhai

On Tropes

Ah, tropes. The building blocks of all the stories ever crafted. What's a trope? Well, those themes and elements we...
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On Tropes

My Thoughts – A Court of Thorns & Roses Trilogy

It's been a long while since I devoured books like I devoured these ones. The series has been recommended to...
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My Thoughts – A Court of Thorns & Roses Trilogy

Strong Female Characters

There's this thing all around the internet. Advice paired with a general outcry--write strong female characters. I've had multiple conversations...
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Strong Female Characters

A New Title

It's no secret that I have no idea what I'm doing. I know zero about writing movements, picking a trendy...
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A New Title

Two Jack Lake & Banff

We couldn't wait to go back to the mountains. I think this is going to be a theme. We go,...
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Two Jack Lake & Banff

Writing favourites

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A New Title

It’s no secret that I have no idea what I’m […]

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My Novel Planning Journey

It’s Preptober! I’m not participating in Nanowrimo, but I figured […]

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Travel in Writing

Quick fact – the average horse and the average person […]

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The Writer’s Supply Network

Hang around writer’s forums long enough and you’ll soon see […]

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Let’s Write
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Let’s Write Confidence

It’s so good to be back in the swing of […]

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Travel in Writing

Quick fact – the average horse and the average person […]

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Let’s Write Joy

If you’re here for the first time, I’ve been writing […]

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Let’s Write Fear

From a fright when the spider lands on your arm, […]

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Easy Tutorials

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Snowy Watercolour

Inspired by the snow and the Rocky Mountains, I painted […]

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Draw and Paint a Barn Owl

This tutorial is brought to you by request. 🙂 I […]

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Easy Watercolour Feathers

Since my feather banner is so popular, I figured I’d […]

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Watercolour Pencil Tricks

Yay, a tutorial, inspired by my friend Tallulah. 🙂 Before we […]

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Still want more? Have a random post

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In the post about those things I love about Germany, […]

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Castle Hopping – Part Two

This second instalment of castle hopping reached over two countries. […]

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Oh, it’s Monday…

And I’m supposed to blog. Folks, I’m going to ask […]

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Oh, Amsterdam. Still one of my favourite places on earth. […]

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Writing Process

One of the things I get asked most often is […]

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August Writing Update

It’s already September, I know. I’ve had a lot on […]

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Art

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