Hey everyone! My favorite thing about writing is how we, as authors, can twist and craft things into our own world. Some people keep the traditional lore of a monster, which can be fun, but I like to rip that to shreds and build my own stuff. That is especially the case with common paranormalContinue reading “Why I Twist Myth & Monsters in my Stories”
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Why are Vampires so sexy?!
Love or hate sexy vampires, they exist, and they have a huge impact on the paranormal genre. We all know the answer to the question above. It’s due to the haunting allure of vampires, and there’s a huge amount of ‘sexual fixations’ (Like my euphemism for ‘fetish’?) surrounding them. They are the monsters that lookContinue reading “Why are Vampires so sexy?!”
Build a Vampire for nearly ALL magical settings – including MMORPG roleplay (Yes, this means World of Warcraft & FFXIV); How I take Vampires with me everywhere (Games & Writing)
It’s no secret that I absolutely love vampires, and if there’s a magical universe I either write or play a video game in, I will find some way to create them if there isn’t already established lore. Heck, I can pull this even if there is established lore and I simply don’t like it. It’sContinue reading “Build a Vampire for nearly ALL magical settings – including MMORPG roleplay (Yes, this means World of Warcraft & FFXIV); How I take Vampires with me everywhere (Games & Writing)”
Over 50 rejections, but I’m publishing anyway!
Ouch. To be honest, agents really do not like my story, and I will not lie and say all these rejections didn’t hurt. I tried very hard to push my story, but in the end, agents said no. That’s okay. Self-publishing is my choice, and while feedback on my story has been mixed so far,Continue reading “Over 50 rejections, but I’m publishing anyway!”
Romance – Are my “Ships” too obvious? Hm… nah.
Well, maybe they are. But that’s okay. It’s intentional. You see, I have a ‘hot’ take that’s quite hot, if you know what I mean. It’s okay for ships to be obvious. Sure, the payout might not be as strong as the ‘resolved love triangle’ (A trope I hate, by the way), but if youContinue reading “Romance – Are my “Ships” too obvious? Hm… nah.”
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 ownContinue reading “10 Flying Animal Vampire Transformation ideas – Something DIFFERENT than bats!”
Vampire Tropes – How I twist them in my works
When it comes to my writing, what I take the most pride in is how I write my vampires. This blog post will discuss how I twist tropes most commonly seen with bloodsuckers, and why I took the path that I did. I hope to see more people twisting the common western vampire myth, asContinue reading “Vampire Tropes – How I twist them in my works”