BOOKS WITH A BITE: “My Lord” by L.B. Shimaira ! (Book Blog Post!)

For information on this blog, click here! Today's feature: My Lord by L. B. Shimaira My Lord brings some rather unique vampire lore to the table, which I wish was explored more in the work! Vampires here have 'transcended' and become immortal. Their blood is purple/dark fuchsia, which is an unusual take and very creative.…

Horror Discussion: Should you Show the Monster?

Image credit here! A heavy discussion point in the horror genre is whether or not to show the monster. I know many people say it's better not to see it, but I personally disagree. Granted, a badly-made monster is better left unseen, but that would be something I'd count as a major flaw in your…

5 Ideas for Creating Magical Diseases/Curses

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect a lot of people, which can be expressed in creative elements like writing. A good plot point could be utilizing diseases like this to tell a story and send a message, be it how your characters would respond to such a disease, or how society does so as a…

How I write Deities in my Works

This piece of Hades is by eldrtchmoon! The Gods are a hot topic in many works, whether they're present as a singular god, multiple, or not there at all. Religion is one of the most important aspects of society, and it tends to change over time. I think progression in a religion is a very…

BOOKS WITH A BITE: “Forever Chosen (Vampire Brides)” by K. L. Bone! (Book Blog Post!)

See information about this blog here! Today's Feature: Forever Chosen (Vampire Brides #8) by K. L. Bone: K. L. Bone is an author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance! They delve into vampires quite a bit and have a lot of great stuff to say regarding the genre. This was the first book I read…

HORROR NARRATION: I’m growing my channel! Support is super LOVED! SCP & Backrooms Content GALORE!

That's right! I'm back to narrating horror stories, but this time I'm hopping into popular stuff like Backrooms lore content and SCP narrations. I plan on tossing my own little flare into my videos, and my character (art by the amazing gynesis) will have her own unique backstory. I'll give some fun fact here in…

The PROBLEM with Toxic Ships.

Picture credit here! The hatred for toxic ships goes farther than skin-deep. On the surface, it's something to be angry about because you're unhappy characters are together despite various toxic situations like gaslighting, jealousy, or abuse. Digging deeper, however, you begin to realize it might influence real life or even seep into your own. That's…

Enemies to Lovers: What I LOVE about the trope!

This wonderful piece of Goliath Elapid & Sam Viper is by Harcloniter! Love it or hate it, Enemies to Lovers is a popular trope, and one of my personal favorites. With Valentine's Day coming up on February 14, I wanted to talk about why I love this trope so much. An author I love, Whitney…

BRING THE THUNDER! Describing weather and climate in fantasy stories

Picture credit here! Weather in stories is always a pain point of mine, so today I wanted to discuss strategies for writing it. Timelines are also not my strongpoint, which could be relevant to weather due to seasons. Not to mention, if you’re working in any sort of fantasy or horror, the weather can really…

BUILD A CREATURE: 5 Things to Keep in Mind while Building Monsters in Writing

Art credit here One of my all time favorite things about world building is creating monsters! I typically grab a mythical creature and modify it into something that's mine, like what I did with my living vampires, but today I wanted to talk about creating an entirely new monster with no basis in mythology. That's…