Many Perspective, First Person – How I do it, and Mistakes I’ve Made.

Image by Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay I pretty much started out with first person when writing via Red Viper. The book started out on Wattpad, its first iteration, anyway. I admit, nowadays I do regret not writing it in third person, but perspective hopping is a lot of fun and has worked out for the…

I made an audiobook! Here’s what I learned.

I am SUPER excited to announce that The Dancing Crow now has an audiobook! It was pretty expensive but incredibly worth it. I'm excited to see where it goes, because it allows so many other folks to actually experience my story. Plus, my narrator, Rein, for the book is badass! He sounds exactly like I…

BOOKS WITH A BITE: “A Cure for Humanity” by A.L. Haringrey (Book Blog Post!)

For more information on this blog, click here! Today's Feature: A Cure for Humanity by A.L. Haringrey A.L. Haringrey is an urban fantasy vampire author that I have the pleasure of reading and blogging about for the month of April! Her vampire lore has similarities to mine, which I found fascinating and really exciting. I…

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…

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…

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,…

BOOK BIRTHDAY! Red Viper: My Thoughts

"Red Viper", AKA "Sam what the hell are you doing?" Happy Birthday Red Viper, and Happy Birthday to the first book I ever self published that has remained on the market. Boy is my relationship with this book complicated, given I continue to promote the other version, The Dancing Crow, over this one. I'll talk…

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…

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…