Sometimes authors will start their story in the middle, to throw the reader right into the action. Begin your next horror story somewhere in the middle, preferably someplace terrible. In Media Res In Media Res, when used correctly, can be a great way to build tension. Done right, it not only makes the reader question…Read more Killing Perfect Prompt #4
#Killing Perfect Prompt 1
The object to your right is now a McGuffin that could destroy the universe: Go.
The Children of Geborrin, Verse 49
Geborrin watched as his daughters spoke in low, excited words.
The Song of the Ancient Ones, Verse 37
Geborrin was unsure. Was he satisfied? The Stars would live. He could feel his own life within them. He felt their lives leave the world entirely.
The Song of the Ancient Ones, Verse 27
Death considered Geborrin for a moment...
The Song of the Ancient Ones, Verse 26
Geborrin watched Death carefully...
The Song of the Ancient Ones, Verse 25
"Liar!" They shouted. "Blasphemer! He cares only to have life to himself...
How Should We Talk About Art?
Something I feel necessary to preface this discussion with is my own bias. I consider myself - in the most basic way possible - a storyteller and, as such, an artist. I attach a certain amount of significance to these pursuits...
On the Matter of Dialogue
No, not dialogue in fiction, but the dialogue we have with one another, every day, in so many different forms. One of the reasons I like fiction so much is it gives you insight into Life, in a way no amount of mere information could. Not just Life, but life as viewed by another person.…Read more On the Matter of Dialogue
“Where were you last night?” That question had an edge to it. The kind of edge that a samurai sword must have as one is about to commit ritual suicide. Terry could feel the edge dancing about his throat with every passing second he failed to answer his wife. She had nothing to worry about,…Read more Edge