Book Review – How to Sell A Haunted House by Grady HendrixRead more: Book Review – How to Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix My rating: 5 of 5 stars Losing a parent or even both parents is every child’s worst nightmare. But it doesn’t make it any easier when your brother is a world-class asshat and your parent’s house is haunted by every puppet your mother made. Welcome to…
5 Themes of the GothicRead more: 5 Themes of the Gothic
For centuries, horror and terror have been at the heart of the fascination with Gothic literature and art. The ominous themes and haunting visuals that lurk within works such as Edgar Allan Poe’s tales and Caspar David Friedrich’s landscapes continue to captivate audiences around the world. Horror and terror are two prominent themes in Gothic…
How to Construct A Powerful NarrativeRead more: How to Construct A Powerful Narrative
What is Narrative Writing? Have you ever been captivated by a story that left you feeling inspired or moved? What makes a narrative powerful and compelling? The truth is, crafting a story that resonates with your audience takes more than just a good plot. Narrative storytelling has been a part of human communication for centuries.…
The English Major Will Not DieRead more: The English Major Will Not Die
While stocking the Newsstand at Barnes & Noble, I came across a front page of the New Yorker cover that reads “The End of the English Major by Nathan Heller and my first thought was “No, it doesn’t have to be.” Reading further, I saw that the study findings sourced in the article were based…
Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St.JamesRead more: Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St.James
Picture it: New York, 1982. Viv Delaney takes a job as a night clerk at the sketchy, run-down motel in the town of Fell. There’s something even more disturbing than the tenants that stay at the Sun-Down. Now thirty years later, Carly Kirk, the niece of Viv Delaney, decides to visit the town of Fell…
How to Write Believable CharactersRead more: How to Write Believable Characters
Crafting believable characters can be challenging, but it’s crucial for any story. Discover the key elements to creating well-rounded characters that readers will love.
Criminology: What is it & Why is it Important?Read more: Criminology: What is it & Why is it Important?
Criminology is a multidisciplinary field that combines aspects of sociology, psychology, and law. Explore why it’s essential to our understanding of crime and justice in society.
8 Reasons Why We Love True CrimeRead more: 8 Reasons Why We Love True Crime
We all have that one friend that knows just a little too much about serial killers and murderers. The nitty gritty details.Someone that would randomly share a fact about Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy, a grotesque fact about forensic science, or show an intense understanding of criminal trial proceedings. That friend is a true crime…
The Pros & Cons of Outlining a StoryRead more: The Pros & Cons of Outlining a Story
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of outlining your novel.
A Year in ArtworkRead more: A Year in Artwork
It’s been about a year since I bought this sketch journal and since then I’ve filled it up with various paintings. I’ve had a migraine since yesterday and stayed home from work today feeling nauseous and overall too exhausted to do anything at all so I’ve decided to share some of my favorites. Here I…