If you’ve read and watched as many horror stories as I have, you’ll know that creators love to set their plots around really creepy places, like haunted houses and asylums. But let’s face it: the same old setting can get a wee bit repetitive because few authors seem to find new, unique settings. So today … Continue reading Unique Places to Set a Horror Story
I’m currently learning two languages (French and Korean) on top of my native English. In doing so, I’ve learned that studying foreign languages, especially when you did not grow up being bilingual, can be extremely difficult. I am on no account an expert linguist, but I have been obsessed with foreign films since I was … Continue reading Reasons to Study a New Language
If you want to be a serious writer who makes a successful career by your writing, the one thing you need to understand is that building an avid reader base is imperative to success. And, if you come up with a fantasy book one year and a mystery the next, your reader base will not … Continue reading Which Genre Should You Write?
When you hear the word cinema, odds are the picture of American or British films and television will come to your mind. But the world is massive and many countries have created incredible cinema that has been sadly left in the shadows of big budget Hollywood motion pictures. So today I want to take a … Continue reading Top 9 Non-English Countries for Cinema
If you, like me, have been writing since elementary school (whether it is for fun or for school assignments), you will probably have heard the cliché “Show, Don’t Tell” a lot. It is the one critique I have constantly heard, whether from teachers or from peers. It almost seems to be a decided fact, tried … Continue reading “Show Don’t Tell” Is a Lie