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…

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…

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…

Make your readers SCREAM! Describing the sounds of HORROR – Auditory description ideas

Image credit here! WARNING! THIS ARTICLE HAS HORROR CONTENT SUCH AS SCARY NOISES AND GORE! One thing that's particularly hard to capture in writing is sound. Visual stimuli is the easiest, in my personal opinion, as you can describe color, texture, and movement. The sense of touch seems a bit more straightforward as well. Sound,…

Nightmares On Christmas: 5 (Mostly) Underrated Horror Pieces you should check out as a horror fan!

Image credit here! Ah, the holidays. What an excellent time for hot chocolate, spending time with family, cheerful music, and blood. LOTS AND LOTS OF BLOOD! Wait...what? Well, my brain never stops even during a relatively happy time, and I am sure other creatives who work with horror feel the same. Therefore, I wanted to…

DEEP DIVE: Vampires! What does Twitter think about them? What are some ongoing debates?

This art piece of my character Jasper is by Gynesis! Hey everyone! Today's deep dive subject is regarding some of my favorite humanoid monsters, vampires. As a vampire author, these dark concepts mean a lot to me, and I have my own version of them as well. I'll be discussing what creatives on Twitter think…

The Light isn’t pure, and it isn’t perfect. In fact…. it can be pure evil. Let me introduce you to “White Torture”.

https://youtu.be/ujS1iEYAlZM A common trope in fantasy is unfortunately that the light represents only goodness, or even worse, purity (a notion that does not exist and is toxic in itself. Unless you're talking about science.) The sun on a warm summer day can burn you. Light too bright can blind you or allow an enemy to…

A Revival of Desastr Narrations: Some Narrated Short Stories for you!

Hey folks! This is a short blog post regarding my narrations. I have been practicing narrating stories, and have done some of my own for this post. This is something you could listen to in the background if you like my voice. I do a variety of stories on my youtube channel and will be…

Free Short Story: The Crows’ Present

Introduction Hey. This is a short story canon in my universe. It got rejected as a submission. I figured I'd just offer it for free. Hope you like it. Genre: Gothic, Horror Content Warning: Gore The Crows' Present Iridescent feathers, the color of the midnight sky, shone in the sun as two crows looked toward…