Author Archives: Codey Amprim

Parasites — A Primer for Writers

Parasites — A Primer for Writers

There are creatures whose hunger knows no satisfaction. These creatures intend to fulfill this hunger with insatiable abandon. Once they acquire someone – or something – to host them, the party is sure to go long, and make a nasty mess. And, no, it isn’t your 20 year old son living in your basement. But… Continue Reading

Siege Weaponry: A Primer for Writers

Siege Weaponry: A Primer for Writers

The sound of steel clashing against steel rings in the distance. Smoke billows into the air, carrying the horrid stench of the battlefield. Through the fluttering tent entrance a muddied, bloodied, messenger runs in. “Commander, we have their fortress surrounded…” The commander rises from his plush, velvet seat, and adjusts his belt. “Splendid!” he exclaims.… Continue Reading

Destiny: A Failed Storytelling Experience

Destiny: A Failed Storytelling Experience

“Wake up, Guardian!” Everything’s a little fuzzy. You can almost feel your toes. It’s like you’ve been laying on a pile of rocks for years. Then Peter Dinklage beckons again. “Wake up!” “Huh?” you incoherently babble. “What are – where am – is that Tyrion Lannis..?” “No time for that, Guardian.” He answers. “Here –… Continue Reading

Using Role-Playing to Rein in Your WIP

Using Role-Playing to Rein in Your WIP

So, you’ve been busy writing, I see. That work in progress (WIP) is coming along pretty well. But you just don’t know how your audience will feel about it. Or perhaps you’re ready to throw a new element into your story, but you’re not certain that your world is ready for it. So, you pace… Continue Reading

6 Tips for Writing a Knockout Fight Scene

6 Tips for Writing a Knockout Fight Scene

Hey, you. Yes, you! Do you have doubts as to whether or not your puny fingers can punch out what happens during a fight? Most writer-types aren’t the kind who frequent underground fighting rings, so conveying what a fight is like through writing isn’t the easiest thing to do. And I’m not going to recommend… Continue Reading

Fantasy Gaming: A Plea for the Next-Gen

Fantasy Gaming: A Plea for the Next-Gen

With the release of the next generation of gaming consoles, namely the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, gamers of all types are amped to get their hands on a controller. With the new capabilities of these fresh consoles, gamers can set their expectations high and have them answered. But what I’m really excited for… Continue Reading