i. you tucked your feet underneath yourself when you left. i never thought you'd be one to succumb, but faces warp over time. so instead i tried to starve your pain by avoiding it in my letters. (were they coherent? i have a habit of delving into frenzies of wild ramblings of nothingness when i'm … Continue reading a lament (of the self): Original Content
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Common Halloween Tropes
Some people really love tropes, but others don't. Here's a list of common tropes found in stories about Halloween, to include or to steer clear of.
4 Halloween Movies for Inspiration
Want to write a story about Halloween but don't know where to start? Here are a few movies that can help kickstart your inspiration.
21 Ideas for Spooky Settings
If you want to write a Halloween-inspired story but don't know where to have it take place, here are some ideas.
10 Halloween Writing Prompts
With Halloween coming up, here are 10 writing prompts for the holiday.
How Important is Character Motivation?
A lot of articles and blog posts will tell you that one of the most important parts of a novel is the character motivation. In most books, the character's goals are what drives the storyline. These kinds of books are often called character-driven stories, where the main plot is a supporter of the character's development. So: how important is character motivation in a character-driven novel?
5 Stephen King Books You Should Read
Stephen King is regarded as one of the best (possibly the best) horror writers of the current time. He's written over 60 novels and 200 short stories, spanning over multiple genres—horror, mystery, fantasy, crime, science fiction, non-fiction, etc. If you're a horror or mystery writer, here are 5 Stephen King books/short stories that you should read.
reddening: Original Content
you got a sunburn on the first day of grade school. strawberry juice ran down our stick fingers, our ruby eyes blindfolded. we were endless then. you traveled to scarlet, rocky mountains the summer before middle school. velvet sails of ships went with you, leaving only rugged waves and the stems of roses behind. you … Continue reading reddening: Original Content
a chipping green bench: Original Content
sometimes i grope for words and laugh at myself afterwards. (because i’m supposed to be a writer, aren’t i?) other times, i sit on the chipping green bench and pretend to stare at the birds while i tap tap tap inside my head and live a different life. i let words and colors drench me … Continue reading a chipping green bench: Original Content
5 Mystery/Thriller Book Recommendations
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com 1. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King This novel is a detective-thriller, and also a trilogy. It follows former police detective Bill Hodges as he tries to piece clues together to find Mr. Mercedes, a man who drove a car into a crowd waiting for a job fair. Some readers may … Continue reading 5 Mystery/Thriller Book Recommendations