National Writing Month is here – Here’s How I Handle It.

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay November brings the writers out who wish to work on "National Writing Month!" This is when writers set goals, often 50k words for the month, in order to help finish manuscripts, blogs, and other writing projects. You will often see the "Nanowrimo" hashtag thrown around by writers if they are…

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…

Cartoons that shaped my love for horror

Image obtained from here! When I was younger, I was exposed to a lot of content that frightened and fascinated me, leading me to becoming the gorgeous devilish fiend I am today. I fully support exposing some kids to the spooky, because it can lead to a fascination and creativity. Why am I on the…

Halloween Costumes for my Main Characters – Cobratongue University: Professors & Kings

This gorgeous piece of Jasper is by Gynesis! I am a HUGE fan of Halloween, and actually, there is a Halloween scene in Cobratongue University: Professors & Kings. In this blog article, however, I don't want to talk about what they wore in the book. I'd rather pick another year, perhaps the one following, to…

Stripping “Sexy” – The problem with removing scantily clad women versus adding men/modesty.

Image by lisa runnels from Pixabay It's no secret that I support women for wearing what they wish, including skimpy clothing, while I don't tend to do so myself. We need to support each other, after all, and sadly there's been a puritan ideology rising up again. The decision by Tumblr, for example, a while…

Self-Publishing – Hyping up your novel can be tough. Here’s some ideas.

Image by chenspec from Pixabay It's no secret that self-publishing is a rough time, marketing included. With my series, it took me a long while to grasp matters, and I still am learning quite a bit. I'll share my experiences on here, and perhaps it will help you. My series hasn't taken off quite yet,…

We need more Magical COLLEGES – that’s why I wrote mine.

Pictured here is me on my graduation day from the University of Connecticut. It had been a miserable, freezing raining day in May 2019, and as you can see by the date, I just barely missed the COVID pandemic. But, hey, I graduated, and with a bachelor's degree in Biology. Hasn't gotten me very far…

Surreal Horror makes me Shudder (in a good way!)

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay As October and "spooky season" approaches, I wanted to bring attention to a type of horror that people don't generally think of when looking into the genre. This plays with your psyche, makes you feel off, like something is wrong, but it's not entirely evident as to what. Surreal horror…

The Problem with “Virgins” & “Purity” in myth/stories

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I present to you, upon entering this article, the bleached version of a pigeon. Or, as some know them, doves. Not the soap company, not the chocolate company, but the bird that supposedly represents 'purity', which is, plainly put, a ridiculous notion. This article will ruffle some feathers for…

Vampire Tropes – How I twist them in my works

This piece of my character Goliath is by Gynesis! When it comes to my writing, what I take the most pride in is how I write my vampires. This blog post will discuss how I twist tropes most commonly seen with bloodsuckers, and why I took the path that I did. I hope to see…