2022, Health and Wellness for Writers

The Importance of Exercise and Rest for Writers

Writers are human, too, and as a human, you need exercise and good rest to give your best to your craft. Here are some hard truths about writing and exercise, some suggestions for getting in better shape quickly, and three ways to improve your rest so you can wake up feeling more refreshed.

2022, About Writing

Why Do You Write?

Let’s face it: writing is a long, sometimes-boring, lonely slog, and if you don’t know your burning why of why you’re writing, then chances are, you’re going to give up as soon as you hit the saggy middle, or as soon as you get your first critique.

Who are you writing for, and why do you write?

My answer?

Write for you, and write because you must.

2020, Getting Started, Writing Advice

How to Write: Starting from Step Zero

Do you know that you want to write something, but you don't know what it is? Are you stuck on where to start figuring out your topic, theme, or how to figure out what your plot is? I recommend you start from Step Zero.

2020, Amanda's Sketchbook, Revenant

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row...

2020, Writing Advice, Writing Fight Scenes

Regarding Fantasy Fighting Styles: Dashing, Dagger-Wielding Rogues

Original question: "How can I make a character that wields only daggers as good as other characters?" This was a question originally posted and answered on Quora, but I had so much answering it that I decided to bring it over to WordPress! How would you answer this question?

2020, Literature, Revenant

Revenant: The Series

I freely admit that Revenant: Helljumper was initially born out of a Captain America fanfiction, but it has changed drastically since those days...

2020, Literature, Revenant

Revenant: Helljumper, Chapter 1.

"Aye, I ken it." He was still staring at her. "Ye're mad. Ye're a madwoman."

Quinn gave him a pointed look. "Says the man who just charged straight into machine-gun fire and tossed himself into an enemy trench without a second thought."

2019, Literature, Miscellaneous Poetry and Prose

The Martyr

Hello to all my Movers and Shakers! Hoo-boy, what a hiatus. I hope you all have been well! I do have some exciting news about my first short story, which you can hear about on the sister site to this page, at Lady Nightshade: The Series. If you enjoy my writing, please visit that site for… Continue reading The Martyr

2018, Illustration Timelapse Videos, Timelapse Videos

Speedpaint: Captain America: Say Your Prayers

Hello to all my movers and shakers and all my dreamers of dreams! Today, I have another painting for you. This time, it's Captain America, Steve Rogers, with rosary in hand in honor of both the release of Avengers: Infinity War and of the National Day of Prayer. Both of these passed while I was… Continue reading Speedpaint: Captain America: Say Your Prayers