The Song of Night and Dawn

The night smothered the bruised, black skies, And a foul wind began to rise By the devil’s wills, beyond the hills, Where all the world’s evil lies. The night swam through the rivers deep, Towards a town with no gates, no keep, Where fate had led us to the dead, Who lay in a cold,... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Hero

Stop. Who are you thinking of right now? Superman? Batman? James Bond? John McClane? Some firefighter? Your dad? Whatever the case, you're wrong. The greatest hero is Link from the Legend of Zelda. Why? Because Link is you and you are Link. Although actions help characterize Link, the blonde, elfin boy is speechless and thus a fairly flat... Continue Reading →

Writing a Heroine

One of the main complaints about literature, especially fantasy, is that the hero is generally always a male. If I look back at some of the books I read, especially as a child, this complaint holds up. Percy Jackson. Harry Potter. Eragon. Frodo Baggins. Kvothe. Okay, so there was Katniss Everdeen, but otherwise...not many girls. I... Continue Reading →

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