Book Review: Kane Chronicles #1 – The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Initially I was planning to cover this series after finishing the Harley Merlin series, but after the mysterious disappearance from Kindle and it not being stocked in my local bookstore, I bumped this up the line. I’ve always been a fan of mythology and stories based around the idea of ancient gods and myths. But … Continue reading Book Review: Kane Chronicles #1 – The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Storytelling Musings: Showing the villainy rather than telling it.

**Slight spoilers for Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual** While I’ve been praising the Harley Merlin series and especially Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual, there is a strange lack in stakes or at least it doesn’t feel like the stakes are that high. That’s because the antagonist, the … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: Showing the villainy rather than telling it.

Writing an interesting protagonist – Struggles & Flaws

In a character driven story, almost no one wants to watch the characters effortlessly push through the plot without any kind of hurdle or obstacle to overcome. Those kind of stories often tend to be power fantasies that, while entertaining and enjoyable, are often more superficial and focused on a lot of action but very … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Struggles & Flaws

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing – Basic Overview

Someone recently asked me about my experience and research regarding publishing and everything that went with it. I wrote out what I had learned and what I had wished I had known before publishing my first book back in 2017. Since then I’ve learned a lot about publishing through research from other authors and companies. … Continue reading Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing – Basic Overview