#VillainSleepover Anyone want to join in a new weekly/biweekly twitter chat #villainsleepover? If you do, follow the hashtag (if not, mute it!) as we will kick off in June with discussions around sex/sexuality and 'villainy'. A few of us who enjoy these kinds of chats and especially love talking about the darker side of human… Continue reading June Twitter Chat! Sex & Villainy #villainsleepover
While darkness and isolation are themes that pervade the setting and characterisation, corruption is arguably a meatier concept that nestles at the heart of what many authors want to say in this genre. Corruption can on the surface simply be part of the grotesque, with signs and symbols of physical decay building on/adding to this… Continue reading Goth is (not) Dead: Corruption
Personality TestSome tips for writing believable, relatable protagonists: Have you done a personality test for your protag? I had some issues with my main character in The Crows because I thought she was flat and not as likeable as I wanted her to be. I took an MBTI test for her and she came out… Continue reading Writing the Right Protagonist!
Diversity in Fiction - Mental Health A while ago I started to do a themed series of blog posts, using the zodiac signs and their associated traits as the central inspiration for the blog post topic. I'm resuming this because it's a ready-made series of topics, and it's a bit of a challenge! I started… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – PISCES  Diversity in Fiction: Mental Health