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Whether it’s to create beautiful prose, chilling tales, informative works, or deep analysis I love the written word.
The full moon brings on the change. Human tissue sheds itself cruelly. She cannot be reasoned with now. She is a wild thing. Be sure to lock your doors. For she is hungry. There will be blood before night’s end.
—The Great Menstruation
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What is it about spooky tales that we love so much? Here is a list of must-read short stories for Halloween—All available online FREE!Keep reading
If Sir Terry Pratchett and Jane Austen had a baby, India Holton is it. If that isn’t enough to make you want to go pick up this book allow me to gush about this wonderfully fresh and side-splittingly hilarious work of art. #bookreview #bookblog #bookstagramKeep reading
Synopsis She is awake… Norfolk, 1643. With civil war tearing England apart, reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater is summoned home by his sister, who accuses a new servant of improper conduct with their widowed father. By the time Thomas returns home, his father is insensible, felled by a stroke, and their…Keep reading
The gothic is notorious for exciting the fascination with all things darker and uncanny within its audience. Two texts utilising the gothic tropes of strange science, and the monster, which shall be compared are Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and H. G. Wells’ The…Keep reading
Synopsis Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant.…Keep reading
Synopsis All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to…Keep reading
The New Weird is a hybrid genre of science fiction, horror and fantasy estranged from traditional conventions by creating indefinable, unexplainable, and inexplicable events and creatures. Investigated within this paper will be the New Weird monster, New Weird’s subversion of genre, and the effectiveness of the unknowable.Keep reading
L.R. Schulz is a Melbourne born fantasy author and primary school teacher with a love for reading and writing. During the covid outbreak, Schulz began writing his very own fantasy novel and then over the last twelve months underwent the daunting process of publishing it himself. A King’s Radiance is…Keep reading
Self-publishing has taken off in recent decades with more and more writers turning to self-publishing than going to big publishing houses like Orbit Books or Penguin House. You may be interested to know that publishing houses were not the traditional way to go in the early years of writing and…Keep reading
Authors can give voice to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures through the characters they create. Creating realistic diverse characters can be a challenge when these characters are vastly different to the author’s background or anything they have experienced. Cultural appropriation and stereotypes are both harmful ways in which…Keep reading
Writer’s block can occur at any moment, even to the most seasoned of writers, making it difficult to string as little as two cohesive sentences together. When this happens, it can be disheartening as well as frustrating, so it’s important to develop ways of combating writer’s block by finding your…Keep reading
A Tennessee school board has recently banned Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1980) which details the experience of his father during the Holocaust. Parents and teachers have removed the graphic novel from its curriculum due to its “inappropriate language and nudity”. However, as Variety points out, many believe this to align with a growing pattern of…Keep reading
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