Different punk: A to Z of punk genres

Ever since cyberpunk took off, people have loved adding the word punk to genres. I'm planning to write a post on the why, and should we? of this phenomenon. But first, for the confused layman, I'm going to lay out the different types of punk genre you can find around! What are punk genres? Punk … Continue reading Different punk: A to Z of punk genres

Introducing Your World and Writing Elevator Pitches

Introducing your world, and writing that elevator pitch, is a really hard step to take. You know your world better than anyone, but sometimes that can make it even harder. Which parts are important? How do you sum up all the things you've made quickly and without overwhelming readers? Even if you're writing for fun, … Continue reading Introducing Your World and Writing Elevator Pitches

5 Movies with Underappreciated Worldbuilding

There are a lot of movies with really underappreciated worldbuilding. I could probably write an essay about the topic. Sometimes, the projects that have been crafted with the most care just don't see the success they deserve. But I'm going to shine the spotlight on five of my favourites today. Dinotopia The 2002 Dinotopia movie … Continue reading 5 Movies with Underappreciated Worldbuilding

Castles Don’t Make Sense In High Fantasy

When I started creating my high fantasy world of Macalgra, I stumbled onto a serious issue very early. I went into things with the intention of creating a medieval world (spoiler: it didn't happen). But I'd created a magic system that rendered the classic staples of a medieval world defunct. Plate armor, knights on horseback, … Continue reading Castles Don’t Make Sense In High Fantasy

I have a problem with writing the Victorian era

I have serious mixed feelings about the Victorians and the Victorian era. On one hand, the Victorian era set a lot of aesthetic standards that remain today. They created a terrible amount of beauty. The setting of the Victorian era just bleeds colour and style. It was also an amazing period of scientific advancement. On … Continue reading I have a problem with writing the Victorian era

cover of Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Woods

Review: Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood

This week I read Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood. A thrilling horror/spec fic novel with a gay romance side plot. Ahead is a spoiler free review of the book, so enjoy. The Synopsis There’s something in the woods of Point Pleasant, West Virginia… Ben Wisehart grew up in the idyllic town of Point Pleasant, … Continue reading Review: Point Pleasant by Jen Archer Wood

Interview: The Demon Collective, a ZineQuest kickstarter

I was super excited this week to interview DM David Shugars, the lead on a new kickstarter project. The Demon Collective is a set of four horror mobiles, served up old school zine format, and created by a team of LGBT+ writers, artists and designers. The project has already been backed to completion, but there … Continue reading Interview: The Demon Collective, a ZineQuest kickstarter