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Life As She Described: Shoutout This Week To The Ikarians

JK Rowling How She Wrote Harry PotterThe shoutout this week is to The Ikarians. She posted me a comment on the story of how J.K. Rowling struggled to write Harry Potter:

I’m Reading this Post again today and have to tell WOW!!! It made my day! In many ways I feel my life as she described without having exactly the life she has when a kid, but this story talks to me in a different level so personal. Once again Thank you Anita For posting this!

Thanks The Ikarians, I’m glad you still enjoy the story! I have a lot of admiration for J.K. Rowling, not only for what she overcame to become successful …but also for sharing the stories of what she went through.

A lot of celebrities prefer to gloss over the darker parts of their past, but J.K. Rowling chooses time and again to share the truth of her experiences so that others can be helped. When people see their own experiences in “life as she described” they know that they’re not alone, and that the darkest times don’t have to last forever.

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Talking To Ghosts: Shoutout This Week To Ron Potter

Cemetery Path Talking To GhostsThe shoutout this week is to a reader from India named Ron Potter. He wrote me a message about talking to ghosts after reading the story of the Barog Tunnel:

Yes. i have decided to go that place. i like to write ghost stories as novel. Many ghost told their stories to me.

i have talked with a ghost of Inspector of Delhi (1947 Freedom Year) and [got a] good story. but yet i could not write because of my problem. He told me to find his diary. But he told there is a Big Building over there and His diary still under it deep in Earth. : (

I like the idea of ghosts talking to the living and telling their stories, though it sounds like things can get a bit complicated. Let me know if you ever get your novel published Ron and good luck on finding that diary!

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Slender Man Staring Contest: Shoutout This Week To Destiny

Slender Man Scary Story HalloweenThe shoutout this week is to a reader named Destiny, who wrote in about an encounter with Slender Man:

Dear Anita wirawan,

I recently read your story and It got me thinking if slender man is really real. Well, I was at my grandma’s house and I looked out the window and actually saw him! I found myself staring at him,and he stared back! It was like a staring contest between the both of us!

I said hi to him then blinked. He was gone.

Thanks for your email Destiny. Well I gotta say you are braver than I am, if I ever saw anything like Slender Man I wouldn’t stick around for a staring contest X).

That is a danger of Slender Man stories though, that after reading the stories you’ll start to see Slender Man type stuff in your life at least for a while.