What with all the historical nonfiction I've been reading the past couple of months, I eventually decided it was time to take a break and pick up some good old-fashioned fantasy, one of my most preferred genres. And let me tell, this book reminded me how much I missed it. It’s possible you haven’t heard … Continue reading Book Look: Ranking Every Short Story in "The Last Wish"
I got the inspiration for this piece a few weeks ago when I stumbled across the story of Eugene Shoemaker, who actually is the only person whose remains have been sent to the Moon. I initially approached my idea with the attitude of "Wouldn't this be a messed-up situation?" But once I started writing, it … Continue reading Short Story: “The Only Grave on the Moon”
Back in October of last year, I wanted to write a spooky short story for Halloween. So I pulled up a list of about 100 or so horror-based writing prompts and picked a number at random. The prompt I got was "This centuries-old beauty treatment is effective but horrifying." While the scheduling didn't work out, … Continue reading Short Story: “White Saffron”
After I published the previous article, I realized I hadn't said everything I wanted to say about worldbuilding just yet. To be specific, I want to go into more detail about what I called "worldbuilding pieces" and what that term means. We learn best through example, so today, I'm going to show you guys various … Continue reading The Work of Worldbuilding: Part 2
Alright, change of plans for the blog. I decided to scrap the article I was working on because I kept deleting chunks of it by accident (and to be honest, I wasn't pleased with it anyway). I still need to revise the short story I recently finished, so to have some content on the blog … Continue reading Short Story: “The Beginnings of a Witch”
I think this story is close to a year old now, maybe a little older. I first got the idea for it when I was browsing the Google Arts and Culture website and happened to come across a few articles/galleries on Parisian street art. I wanted to write a piece that highlighted art's power to … Continue reading Short Story: “The Art District”