Flesh and Blood

“I am flesh and blood” The words come softly. Her face pressed against the laminate wood flooring. Sprawled on the floor like the squashed remains of a fly; wings broken, body twisted. It seems to convulse with the remainders of life. As she chokes through the sharpened lumps in her throat. The tide of sordid... Continue Reading →

Mirror Mirror: Chapter One

Commissioner Gordon stands before Mirrianna Savauge a rather serious looking young woman who has come to the High Security Solitary department of Arkham Asylum for a very specific reason. She has an intimidating presence about her person that seems to stem from her determination and the confidence she holds in her conviction, her hair is... Continue Reading →

Wednesday’s Writing Wisdom

Time for introspection! I mean what writer, or creative for that matter, doesn't have at least a little bit of perfectionist in them? We are trying to transcend the line between imagination and reality by translating whole worlds, realms and characters etched upon our minds and auras, our very sinew emanating the inspiration of their... Continue Reading →

Mirror Mirror: Prologue

The night is dark and thick with rain that pours down as unrelenting as the iron framework that keeps this facility cut off from the civilized world. Arkham Asylum. This particular extension is even more secluded, furrowed away from the main building and holding cell for the criminally insane or at least those lawyered up... Continue Reading →

Wednesday’s Writing Wisdom

  The first draft is just you telling yourself the story. Ha! I love this Terry Pratchett quote. Not only is it a freeing thought but it's actually quite true in its astute observation if only we would just listen and apply! Writer's tend to have overly active imaginations when you add that to the... Continue Reading →

Required Reading

So a little while ago I was reading some Batman. In particular the graphic novels Hush and The Man Who Laughs. Which sparked an idea, which sparked some musings, which led to discussion that ended up in a story. It was one of those times that I was in between projects and feeling adrift, things... Continue Reading →

Empathy Or Emotional Intelligence When Writing?

  Short answer: both. But now let me get into each one respectively and how they can both be applied to your writing for incredible results and character insights! Empathy: Described as the identification with or understanding of thoughts, feelings, or emotional state of another person (at least according to my word hippo app -... Continue Reading →

Wednesday’s Writing Wisdom

Now here's a good one that goes with the whole "convention panics" rants and raving tangents I've been going off on lately (See here and here). Because it can often get a bit overwhelming when one is hit with the idea that they are doing something, giving so much of themselves and there time but... Continue Reading →

Convention and the Creative Writer

I don't know about anyone else, but my road to creative success, even just personally, has been one riddled with the doubts, compromises and all out stop gaps of what I've come to label -not affectionately mind you - the "convention panics". I've never been one to fold or fall easily to the whims of... Continue Reading →

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