Darkness versus “The Light” – We need to twist things up more.

Image by ipicgr from Pixabay One of the most overdone tropes in fantasy, ever, is the concept of 'dark bad' and 'light good'. I'm so utterly tired of it, and I bet much of the world is as well. Yes, humans are a diurnal species and trust the sun to be 'good' for us. It…

Put that Weapon Down -ways to avoid using overpowered modern weapons in Urban Fantasy

Image credit here! Urban fantasy has its fun points, but it can also get a little bit annoying to balance magic and technology. Questions often come up on: "Why use magic when you can use tech?" and such like that. I've been told that's why cyberpunk + fantasy might not work as well, however I…

5 Ideas for Redeeming a Villain and turning them into an ANTIHERO!

Art credit of Robert Smoke here! I absolutely love antiheroes, and it's a trope I consistently use in every novel I write. There's just something about bad guys double crossing other bad guys and joining the heroes that I adore. This can also go hand-in-hand with the enemies-to-lovers ship, another one that I adore. In…

Fun For Active Readers – Notes & Highlights can be seen on Goodreads

Now, I'm a very active reader, and I write extremely detailed reviews. To the point where I still consider becoming a book blogger, because it would make sense. As you can see from my blog here, though, I like talking about a variety of things and hate restrictions. Anyway, to support other self-published authors, I…