How To Create A Villain

My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain

Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

Today is an interview with the Science Fiction author Candice Coates. She writes in more genres than just Scifi, appealing to readers in young adult and adult audiences. Let's learn all about her in this Q&A, shall we? Before we begin though, she has a dilemma that only you can solve: Which of her two … Continue reading Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

April's #AtoZChallenge explored many legends and legendary creatures from around the world. I learned a ton doing this: about creatures I'd never heard of or only vaguely knew of, about many interesting folklore tales and how they came to be, and about fossils of monstrous creatures that once lived. Many of you really enjoyed the posts, … Continue reading Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Zlatorog and the Hunter The Mountains of Triglav were guarded by white goats, who often chased away intruders by stone avalanches, and their leader was the great Goldhorn. His golden horns … Continue reading Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Yong Yong are a different kind of dragon in Korean mythology and folklore. Most dragons in European mythology are linked to the elements of fire and destruction, but dragons … Continue reading Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Xana The xana is found in Spain's Asturian mythology. She is a creature of extraordinary beauty, believed to live in fountains, rivers, waterfalls or forested regions with pure water. She … Continue reading Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge

Wolfsbane, What’s The Big Deal? #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Wolfsbane, What It Is If you've ever watched any sort of horror movie or TV show, then no doubt you've heard Wolfsbane mentioned. Said to be a dangerous substance … Continue reading Wolfsbane, What’s The Big Deal? #AtoZChallenge

River Vampire Fish, Yes it’s real #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Vampire Fish It's official name is Payara, but many like to refer to it as a vampire fish because of...well, I think it's pretty obvious. 😉 (above is a … Continue reading River Vampire Fish, Yes it’s real #AtoZChallenge

Urayuli the Hairy Beast! #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Urayuli Urayuli are mythical creatures said to live in the woodland areas of southwestern Alaska. Stories describe them as 10 feet tall with long shaggy fur and luminescent eyes. Their long, … Continue reading Urayuli the Hairy Beast! #AtoZChallenge

The Icicle Woman of Japan #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Tsurara Onna The Japanese tale of the "Icicle Woman." Deep in the forest, a lonely young man stared out his cabin window into a cold winter day. An icicle … Continue reading The Icicle Woman of Japan #AtoZChallenge