How To Describe Characters

How To Describe Characters

You have an idea for a character in your head. Great! That's the start of every good character-driven story. There may be certain features that stand out more than others. You may know your character is blonde, but can see nothing else of their appearance. Or you may know precisely how your character looks, down [...]

My Favorite Fictional Places | The Tomb Of The Unknown King

My Favorite Fictional Places | The Tomb Of The Unknown King

Ok, this is a literary blog, but I think the genre of fiction can stretch across many different outlets. One of my favorite fictional series is Final Fantasy, which is a series of video games for Sony Playstation. The originality in plot, music, and visuals is always enough to inspire me when I'm feeling disconnected [...]

World Building For Beginners

World Building For Beginners

If you've ever attempted to write a high fantasy story, you may have encountered the dreaded experience of world building. Actually, there are many genres that require world building besides high fantasy, but this sticks out as being one of the largest genres where writers have trouble getting that perfect feeling for their world. I [...]

How Environment Shapes Horror

How Environment Shapes Horror

Have you ever wondered why our favorite horror fiction scares us so much? You could say it has to do with how it's crafted or the fact that it contains some pretty creepy monsters, but the psychology of fear stems a lot from the environment in which it was created, and subsequently perceived. Kat, uh, [...]