“Fluff” content out of novels; yay or nay?

What I mean by "fluff" is content, facts, and scenarios that don't make it into a novel. Personally, I love the idea of content like this, so it'd be a major 'yay'. I do this with my series via my newsletter. I've been told that keeping a newsletter for that sort of content is actually…

5 Things I Keep in Mind While Worldbuilding for URBAN FANTASY

Hey all, I'm a fantasy author, particularly in the urban fantasy genre. I just love taking the world we live in and twisting it into something that's mine. However, on my journey, I have made a few mistakes. Particularly with my use of Wendigo. I have an author's note on that page, but I did…

Animal Companions in Epic Stories

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…

Let’s Talk about Vampires

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.…