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!
Goliath and Sambuca--the poster children of my Kingdoms of Blood series. Harcloniter did an amazing job with them, really, and the first time I got a picture from him, I realized that his style would be perfect to represent my characters. If you go to the character corner section of my website, you'll notice the … Continue reading Why I Love Commissions and Artists
Let's start things off by taking a look at an art piece I got for my current main roleplay character, Lady Fallynn Iceblood. This artist, MizunoSuzuka, created this image when I commissioned her based on the description of my character. Now, in game, Fallynn doesn't have wings--she doesn't even have them in the roleplay story … Continue reading How Roleplay has Helped my Writing
I was chilling on Twitter, which I use as a 'marketing platform' (or am trying to, technically as of now I'm not selling anything and my books are free) when I came across this article. It's about how several authors tweeted out against a college student that stated college books should be a bit more … Continue reading All Genre Have Merit, and Criticism is Fine too.
Sometimes my muse looks like this art piece I did many years ago. Oh trust me, I still suck at drawing, though someday I hope to at least try and refine my skills. But, alas, it's crooked, has an evil smile as it stares upon me, and has been all ripped up and put back … Continue reading Slave to the Muse