Short Horror Story by Des M. Astor Gore Warning! "This is a typical horror story," she whispered to herself, staring into the depths of the bathroom, tears streaming down her cheeks. There was a faint hum of pain on the side of her head where they'd hit her a few times over. Her side had … Continue reading The Hunger(Short Horror Story)
A lot of people have been curious about specifics of my experience ever since I posted this thread on twitter. In it, I warned people about having an expert look over any publishing contract before signing anything. I'll start from the beginning of my experience, and tell the entire story. A few weeks ago, my … Continue reading Denial of Publishing Contracts: My Experience
Many people in general, be it writers, roleplayers, or those with a love of original characters in general will purchase art of their characters at some point in time. It's a very fun thing to do, and artists that know what they're doing can bring characters to life. I share exactly this on my Character … Continue reading Promotion Art and Copyright
To be honest, I've been feeling a bit down lately. It's been months since I've gotten any writing done, and you'd think that I'd have a ton of time due to the quarantine effect and having less hours at work. In reality, my motivation has been dead for a while, and so has my love … Continue reading When the Muse Dies
This is a question I've been asking myself lately. Pictured here is my character Ares, done by the lovely Rammaru. Check out their art if you ever get a chance, as you can see it's gorgeous. But anyway, Ares here is a perfect example of a vampire from my lore in my novel series. They … Continue reading Are Vampires Out of Style?
I'm so happy! Today I got the final art of the manga pages I ordered, and they look AMAZING. These two go through quite a bit together, that's for damn sure. This is a pivotal moment in my book. First let me show you the characters: the art piece above is done by Harcloniter, who … Continue reading THE BLOOD BOND!
DISCLAIMER: This is breaking down MY PERSONAL BELIEFS. This is not me attempting to 'convert' anyone (I'm actually against that). I'm merely posting this for those that might be curious and want a look into how other people approach spirituality. First thing's first, an omnist does not mean "optimist" despite the words sounding so similar. … Continue reading My Religion/Spirituality? I am an Omnist.
I went looking through the photos I've taken throughout the years only to discover that I really don't take pictures during Christmas time. Which I don't really find to be all that strange. Halloween is more fun, where I can be something else! Christmas is something I see as a chance to hang out with … Continue reading It’s Starting to Feel a Lot like Christmas…Well, Not Really.
Companions and sidekicks in stories are a cliche/trend that, in my personal opinion, should never die off. There's something about a cute widdle animal that makes you feel very warm inside, and it's quite easy to character build around these creatures too. It shows your reader the morality of your protagonist or antagonist. Is there … Continue reading Animal Companions in Epic Stories
Robert Smoke, by Harcloniter They call this fellow "The Rat with the Knife", for he surely is one. From when you meet him in Red Viper and eventually find out his initial objective, you know that he's a terrible, greedy person. But Robert Smoke doesn't remain this way at all. He's forced to work with … Continue reading The Anti-Hero