Letters from the Author: September 2020

t's been a long while since I've posted, and I'm really sorry! To tell the truth, I've been finding myself being burned out recently....

Trope Review: MacGuffins

MacGuffin's are everywhere and can be easily confused. So, if you want to learn about MacGuffins, you’ve come to the right place. Here I...

Writing Tip: Pre-Battle Speeches

What is a good pre-battle speech? What is it that stirs the soul of the warrior, that inspires them to fight on and have hope? Well, to...

Book Review: Mother of Daemons

Okay. Let me preface this with bias acknowledgement. I normally don’t like reading adult fiction as I don’t like smut in books. Now I’m...

Trope Review: The Found Family

The Found Family is a popular trope found across vast forms of literature, especially in fantasy genres. It can go hand-in-hand with the...

Letters from The Author: July 2020

Exams are done and I'm anxiously awaiting my results on Monday! I'm loving writing this blog and hope you are all enjoying it! I'm...

Writing Tip: Active Characters

Something I’ve been looking at recently when beta reading for other writers is the purpose of a character. What makes a character...

Series Review: Mistborn Era 2

Okay! I’m trudging through all of Sanderson’s cosmere books, and have loved every single one of them. The first Mistborn trilogy, the...

The Mentor

The Wise Old Mentor is one of the pinnacles of Fantasy tropes. They are the people who show up at our farm boy hero's front door,...

Beyond the Barrier

The glass doors parted, and I stepped through, greeted by the heady rush of chlorine. I smiled despite puffy, reddened eyes hidden behind...

Letters from the Author: June 2020

Can't believe we're in June already! Honestly, starting this blog has been one of the most exciting things of the month. So today we get...

Writing Tip: Scene Structure

I’m not going to lie, I learned this way later than I should, but I’m glad I did. The standard story structures are common knowledge....

Book Review: Six of Crows Duology

I’d been looking for something to read recently, and after seeing a bunch of great reviews on the internet, I finally picked up Six of...

Trope Review: The Chosen One

Perhaps one of the most common and hated tropes in fiction. Across all forms of media, we've all seen the Chosen One. They’re rampant....

A Wraith's Crescent - Short Story

Lady Lune casts long shadows. Now, as the stream burbled in the merry clearing, and the sun’s golden rays fell on the simple cavern, Lady...

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