Book Review | American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Book Review | American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Abandon all hope ye who enter here... If you don't approach this book as the most wicked of dark comedies, it's easy to understand why there are so many people who find it offensive. This book, however, had me cracking up. From the chapter-long rants about music to the gratuitous gore and pornographic smut that grace [...]

Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?

Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?

I've yet to watch Justified, the modern day western tv show that this article claims has the best dialogue in anything currently being produced, but the article brought up an interesting point: when you are writing dialogue between your characters, the execution is key. If done poorly, it could break your whole story! So how can you [...]

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 [...]

Why Is Stephen King So Popular?

Why Is Stephen King So Popular?

With the dawn of a new year, one of my goals was to read more books. It's something I've always struggled with before I started taking antidepressants, but I found that as soon as I was medicated, I was able to concentrate better and retain more information. With this new development, I began devouring books [...]