The Horror Genre: How to Scare Your Readers Silly

I’m a sucker for a good plot and an engaging atmosphere, and the horror genre has that in spades. And if I’ve been bullied into watching or reading a horror story, I’ve spent the night tossing and turning at night, afraid to sleep. I hate horror stories for the effect that they have on my […]

How to Create Kick-Ass Heroes that Aren’t Superheroes

I’m a fan of superheroes. If there’s a new Marvel or DC movie, I’m going to watch it. They’re good to the point of being too good. And they exemplify all the things that we wish humanity had. Thankfully, there are other, less extraordinary, and more attainable heroes that we can weave into our tales. Heroes […]

How to Use Prophecies Effectively in Fiction

Hey, Lovelies! I made neglected to go into depth about the prophecy aspect of the apocalypse in last week’s post. To fix that, we’re going to talk about it today. As we all know, the fictional apocalypse doesn’t just come at us from nowhere. There is usually a warning before the main event occurs. We’ve […]