Creators’ thoughts on Dragons: A Deep Dive

Image by Artie_Navarre from Pixabay Hey everyone! I've delved into Deep Dives before with zombies and sci-fi, so today I wanted to look at my all time favorite mythical beast, dragons! These gigantic reptiles are present in myth all over the world, some as horrifying fire-breathing enemies, and some as guardians. In my personal opinion,…

How Gaming Helped Shape My Writing

A screenshot of an early version of my Death Knight in World of Warcraft Greetings folks! Inspiration for writing comes from many avenues, and today I wanted to talk about the impact gaming had on my writing. I've brought this up with roleplay in the past, which had a huge impact on my writing. I…

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…

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…

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…

10 Flying Animal Vampire Transformation ideas – Something DIFFERENT than bats!

Vampires are among my favorite mythical monsters, as everyone who knows me already can figure out. One of the typical things we see with vampires is their tendency to shapeshift into bats, which is super neat. However, I support the idea of variation and making changes in traditional lore. I do it in my own…

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,…