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Self-Publishing – Hyping up your novel can be tough. Here’s some ideas.

Image by chenspec from Pixabay It's no secret that self-publishing is a rough time, marketing included. With my series, it took me a long while to grasp matters, and I still am learning quite a bit. I'll share my experiences on here, and perhaps it will help you. My series hasn't taken off quite yet,…

We need more Magical COLLEGES – that’s why I wrote mine.

Pictured here is me on my graduation day from the University of Connecticut. It had been a miserable, freezing raining day in May 2019, and as you can see by the date, I just barely missed the COVID pandemic. But, hey, I graduated, and with a bachelor's degree in Biology. Hasn't gotten me very far…

Surreal Horror makes me Shudder (in a good way!)

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay As October and "spooky season" approaches, I wanted to bring attention to a type of horror that people don't generally think of when looking into the genre. This plays with your psyche, makes you feel off, like something is wrong, but it's not entirely evident as to what. Surreal horror…

The Problem with “Virgins” & “Purity” in myth/stories

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I present to you, upon entering this article, the bleached version of a pigeon. Or, as some know them, doves. Not the soap company, not the chocolate company, but the bird that supposedly represents 'purity', which is, plainly put, a ridiculous notion. This article will ruffle some feathers for…

“Original Characters” – My Brand

Authors and creators in general might have a common theme to their characters. I sure as hell do! As you can see from the art above by DuRanch, my female characters tend to be humanoid monsters. Sam Viper (left) is a half-dragon, whereas Darcia Deville (right) is a Tasmanian Devil shapeshifter. Granted, I do have…

Fun For Active Readers – Notes & Highlights can be seen on Goodreads

Now, I'm a very active reader, and I write extremely detailed reviews. To the point where I still consider becoming a book blogger, because it would make sense. As you can see from my blog here, though, I like talking about a variety of things and hate restrictions. Anyway, to support other self-published authors, I…

A Deep Dive into Anxiety – My Experience

Image by LoganArt from Pixabay A little while ago, I wrote an article about Project Juggling & Anxiety, but I didn't do a deep-dive into my personal experiences and anecdotes. Today, I wanted to do just that, because my anxiety has greatly impacted my life, and when I have the funds, I would like to…

A Deep Dive into Sci-fi: What does Twitter Think?

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay To be honest, I saw this blog post going in an entirely different direction. I only expected a few responses from Twitter, but here I am, with HUNDREDS! Wow! The original direction I wanted to take isn't changed, but I did want to bring up the general thoughts on…