This is a very strange article to write, but in a way it feels inevitable. It’s impossible to like each and every story you come across as a reviewer. However there are certain principles in stories that make for good storytelling. Even these can be rather subjective but to ignore this feels pretty disingenuous. I … Continue reading Fire by Kristin Cashore, my first DNF
With this art project I took some time to try out painting with greyscale as opposed to what I normally do with colors. At first it was incredibly difficult to get a hang of but eventually it became incredibly comfortable, a lot tidier, and so much easier to manage. I highly recommend any and all … Continue reading Character Art: Thunder
As part of my goals for 2019, I want to advance my skills as a digital artist. One of the best ways to improve is to always the parts most weakest. For myself, I find that my weakness is that I'm always putting off my art projects rather than finishing them. Each month I want … Continue reading Character Art : Asandra The Bloodfire
For the longest time I had heard so much about the magic of Neil Gaiman’s writing yet I had never read his work. I had first been exposed to it when I saw the movie Coraline and the marvelous oddity of it all enraptured me. When I started taking my own writing more seriously, I … Continue reading Book Review : Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Character development is already a difficult task. I can’t fathom how many hours I’ve spent struggling with creating characters and understanding exactly who they are. It’s not simply how the characters grow as the story progresses, but how the world reacts to them. Do they give off a different aura about them than they had … Continue reading Finding a Character’s Voice
Very rarely does one ever pick up a book out of random in a bookstore and become pleasantly surprised. When I found myself in Portland one summer I visited the Powell’s City of Books store I had heard so much about. I spent hours in there while my friends wandered the city. Ultimately I wanted … Continue reading Book Review : Dark Run by Mike Brooks
While reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaimen, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow at the adventures of Thor, Loki and Odin. We live in a time where characters are expected to be deep and often complicated with various emotions. My first criticism of any story I read is whether or not the characters are … Continue reading Character Design : How do you write a deity?