Make your readers SCREAM! Describing the sounds of HORROR – Auditory description ideas

Image credit here! WARNING! THIS ARTICLE HAS HORROR CONTENT SUCH AS SCARY NOISES AND GORE! One thing that's particularly hard to capture in writing is sound. Visual stimuli is the easiest, in my personal opinion, as you can describe color, texture, and movement. The sense of touch seems a bit more straightforward as well. Sound,…

Nightmares On Christmas: 5 (Mostly) Underrated Horror Pieces you should check out as a horror fan!

Image credit here! Ah, the holidays. What an excellent time for hot chocolate, spending time with family, cheerful music, and blood. LOTS AND LOTS OF BLOOD! Wait...what? Well, my brain never stops even during a relatively happy time, and I am sure other creatives who work with horror feel the same. Therefore, I wanted to…

DEEP DIVE: Vampires! What does Twitter think about them? What are some ongoing debates?

This art piece of my character Jasper is by Gynesis! Hey everyone! Today's deep dive subject is regarding some of my favorite humanoid monsters, vampires. As a vampire author, these dark concepts mean a lot to me, and I have my own version of them as well. I'll be discussing what creatives on Twitter think…

The Light isn’t pure, and it isn’t perfect. In fact…. it can be pure evil. Let me introduce you to “White Torture”.

https://youtu.be/ujS1iEYAlZM A common trope in fantasy is unfortunately that the light represents only goodness, or even worse, purity (a notion that does not exist and is toxic in itself. Unless you're talking about science.) The sun on a warm summer day can burn you. Light too bright can blind you or allow an enemy to…

Exploring the Uncanny Valley: Ideas of utilizing ‘creepy’ in Dark Fantasy & Horror

Source here! Of all the horror topics I cover, I think the Uncanny Valley fascinates me the most, because it's what hits me the hardest when it comes to fear. This is odd for me to say, as dolls don't scare me, nor do clowns. Distorted faces do the trick for me, like the momo…

A Deep Dive into Creatives’ thoughts on Zombies

Art credit here! I will be upfront and say I am not a huge zombie fan, but there are depictions of zombies that I do enjoy. I feel they should be talked about and emphasized more, to be honest! I don't want to point out specific franchises, but rather explore what some in the creative…

5 Ideas for Vampire Powers Outside of the Norm

Art credit here! It comes as a surprise to no one that I adore vampires, I'm sure! Pictured here is Goliath Elapid, a vampire who features in Red Viper. I like bringing variety to the vampire genre, and I feel that we should talk about powers that normally would not be seen associated with vampires!…

Some of my Favorite Haunting Melodies

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Some good horror music can be excellent for getting into either a Halloween mood or writing that perfect horror/dark fantasy story. Today, I'm going to split my discussion into two categories: Lyrical songs vs. songs absent of lyrics. I will give 5 for each category, and explain why I like…