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
Credit to Harcloniter for this wonderful depiction of my characters from the first two books in The Kingdoms of Blood series. As you can see, I love getting art of my characters. It's one of the most thrilling things ever. But lately, people have been complaining about how authors describe a bit too much about … Continue reading To Describe or Not To Describe
I usually don't post exclusively about my work, especially since I have to build a fanbase first. But this is the start of my journey, and today is my birthday. I've decided to self-publish two of my books. Red Viper and the Vampire War & The Vampire War: Conclusion. It was a tough decision to … Continue reading I’m Freshly Self-Published!
Oh man, Galder did a wonderful job with the art piece of my character holding a glass of blood. It's of my San'layn in World of Warcraft. For those unfamiliar with the game, they're essentially undead vampire elves. Hopefully they'll be truly playable one day! But I'm not here to discuss vampires in video games. … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Vampires
With November over, I feel a little bit accomplished because this has been my first year participating in National Writing Month! November was also when I started this writing blog, but I didn't count anything I wrote here for my project, for it didn't relate to A Bloody Spring, the novel I'd been working on. … Continue reading My First NaNoWriMo Journey
Imagine you're listening to a song and suddenly, right before your eyes, some of your original characters begin singing it or dancing to it. Sort of like a musical. Well, this is what happens in my head every time I hear a song appropriate for my own novel characters (and sometimes my roleplay characters too!) … Continue reading Character Themesongs: Why They’re so Fun!