Welcome to another installment of Stuff I Learnt For My Novel - a spooky October special! There is no shortage of ghosts, demons, and evil happenings in history, folklore, and fiction, and at this time of year we're all especially aware of the things that go bump in the night. With that in mind, let's … Continue reading 10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Evil Spirits This Halloween
I don't usually post photos on this blog, but these wobbly gravestones are very fitting for this spooky month and, more importantly, they fit the aesthetic of my dark fantasy novel. It's funny how sometimes we can stumble on inspiration without meaning too. As an artist I know how valuable a good photo reference is, … Continue reading A Writer’s Reference Photos: Crooked Graveyard
Sometimes when you're writing, you need a little help. Sometimes that means a huge undergoing of research, as you'll see from my research tag. Other times it is the dumbest things you'll ever see. Here's 12 of the dumbest, funniest, and downright bizarre things I've recently googled for the sake of my creative writing. "How … Continue reading 12 Bizarre Questions I’ve Googled As A Writer
Writing fantasy gives the opportunity to draw inspiration from folklore and history around the world. While European lore has taken over the fantasy genre, thanks to the popularity of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, there is still a lot it has to offer - and personally I have found inspiration from the Irish Púca.
Welcome to a new series I'm doing called Sh*t I Found Out While Researching My WIP!