How to Find a Niche Audience

How to Find a Niche Audience

When I set out to write my Splatter Elf stories, the first thought that entered my mind was, “Who in the blue hell is going to read this?” Then I went back to that old nugget of advice, “Write what you know.” Well, I know a great deal about fantasy, schlocky violence, cartoons, and monsters.… Continue Reading

The Metrics of Writing

The Metrics of Writing

When I first started writing, during the pre-internet days, I didn’t have any idea how many words were in a novel, a short story, a novella, etc. I just wrote, but had no idea if I was producing at a good pace or if my stories were a good length. All I knew was after… Continue Reading

Writing Better Villains

Writing Better Villains

This article is by Vincent Langford. So, you’ve just started planning your book and everything seems to be going smoothly. You’ve created a cool main character, you’ve fleshed out your world, and – best of all – you know exactly where you want your story to go. But as you sit down to start churning… Continue Reading

How Walking Sparks the Imagination

How Walking Sparks the Imagination

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings In this article, I want to tell you about one of my favourite pastimes. It’s a… Continue Reading

How To Edit Your Own Writing

How To Edit Your Own Writing

This article is by Chloe Waters. My high school writing teacher once said, “A writer views his work the way a mother views her child.” A child is the creation of his/her mother as a written piece is the creation of the writer. Writers, especially when their work is freshly written, are unable to see… Continue Reading

Into the Deep End with Podcasting

Into the Deep End with Podcasting

  If you’ve ever thought about entering the exciting world of podcasting, and it is exciting, then it’s always good to know what you’re getting into. It may not necessarily be for everyone, and when I was first approached to do one I thought, “Uh, really?” There was some apprehension, but it was something I’d… Continue Reading