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The Start of my Freelancing Journey?!

Well, I've done it - I've resigned from my position in a company due to personal reasons, and it's time I moved on in life. I've always truly wanted to dedicate everything to focusing on writing (and similar endeavors) - I have yet to see what I can accomplish when not mentally strained by my…

Cobratongue University: Summer Daze and Crimson Nights {Canon Short Story}

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Introduction Hey bats! Recently, a short story I wrote got accepted into an anthology. I wrote this one as well, and since it didn't get placed anywhere, wanted to share it! It's a perfect time to post, since it's the middle of summer in my area (and would be in…

Many Perspective, First Person – How I do it, and Mistakes I’ve Made.

Image by Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay I pretty much started out with first person when writing via Red Viper. The book started out on Wattpad, its first iteration, anyway. I admit, nowadays I do regret not writing it in third person, but perspective hopping is a lot of fun and has worked out for the…

Romance – Are my “Ships” too obvious? Hm… nah.

Credit to this artist for this lovely piece of Jasper x Luna! Well, maybe they are. But that's okay. It's intentional. You see, I have a 'hot' take that's quite hot, if you know what I mean. It's okay for ships to be obvious. Sure, the payout might not be as strong as the 'resolved…

5 Fun Ideas for Technomancy!

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The marriage of sci-fi and fantasy is technomancy-- or the magical modification or use of tech. It's a concept I enjoy, because the idea of blending sci-fi and fantasy is fun. However, I prefer leaning far more into the fantasy aspect, with technology influenced by said magic. Therefore, technomancy…

Religious Extremists Worship One Thing. Toxic Relationships.

I just wanted a cool picture for this article, really. But... implications. For those in the know. This isn't something I wanted to touch upon, but it's been on my mind and I need to get these thoughts out. I've been watching Telltale, and my thought go beyond just the clip I'm about to share.…

Things to do while waiting for agents to respond to your query (SILLY)

Image by 愚木混株 Cdd20 from Pixabay Querying books can be a stressful endeavor, I should know. I've used query tracker to send agents my synopsis, query letter, and the like. As of now... I've gotten 41 rejections. Ow. Not even one full manuscript request for my Norse Mythology Urban Fantasy. That's okay, though. If it…

I made an audiobook! Here’s what I learned.

I am SUPER excited to announce that The Dancing Crow now has an audiobook! It was pretty expensive but incredibly worth it. I'm excited to see where it goes, because it allows so many other folks to actually experience my story. Plus, my narrator, Rein, for the book is badass! He sounds exactly like I…

Quirks & Stuff – Things to Keep in Mind while Character Building

Image by Prawny from Pixabay One of the most important things to me when it comes to writing and reading is a well-made character. As you can see from my extensive character page, I put a lot of work into backstory and appearance for mine. I have a certain brand, and I'm happy to show…

Put that Weapon Down -ways to avoid using overpowered modern weapons in Urban Fantasy

Image credit here! Urban fantasy has its fun points, but it can also get a little bit annoying to balance magic and technology. Questions often come up on: "Why use magic when you can use tech?" and such like that. I've been told that's why cyberpunk + fantasy might not work as well, however I…