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…

To Describe or Not To Describe

Credit to Harcloniter for this wonderful depiction of my characters from the first two books in The Kingdoms of Blood series. As you can see, I love getting art of my characters. It's one of the most thrilling things ever. But lately, people have been complaining about how authors describe a bit too much about…

I’m Freshly Self-Published!

I usually don't post exclusively about my work, especially since I have to build a fanbase first. But this is the start of my journey, and today is my birthday. I've decided to self-publish two of my books. Red Viper and the Vampire War & The Vampire War: Conclusion. It was a tough decision to…

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.…

My First NaNoWriMo Journey

With November over, I feel a little bit accomplished because this has been my first year participating in National Writing Month! November was also when I started this writing blog, but I didn't count anything I wrote here for my project, for it didn't relate to A Bloody Spring, the novel I'd been working on.…

Character Themesongs: Why They’re so Fun!

Imagine you're listening to a song and suddenly, right before your eyes, some of your original characters begin singing it or dancing to it. Sort of like a musical. Well, this is what happens in my head every time I hear a song appropriate for my own novel characters (and sometimes my roleplay characters too!)…

How Roleplay has Helped my Writing

Let's start things off by taking a look at an art piece I got for my current main roleplay character, Lady Fallynn Iceblood. This artist, MizunoSuzuka, created this image when I commissioned her based on the description of my character. Now, in game, Fallynn doesn't have wings--she doesn't even have them in the roleplay story…

All Genre Have Merit, and Criticism is Fine too.

I was chilling on Twitter, which I use as a 'marketing platform' (or am trying to, technically as of now I'm not selling anything and my books are free) when I came across this article. It's about how several authors tweeted out against a college student that stated college books should be a bit more…