Character Development, Cryptozoology, Cyber Pun, Folkpunk, Genre, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Myth Punk, Paranormal, Punk, Punk Rock, Short Story, Steampunk, Writerly Tips

The ‘Punk’ literary genres defined

As writers, it's increasingly important to decide at the beginning or before you finish up and polish your manuscript, what specific genre you're working in. It's important to give your work a marketing persona for pitching and platform building. While you write, if you find your work a bit different within the Speculative Fiction space....it might fit within one of these sub genres and derivatives of Cyperpunk.

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Character Development, Writerly Tips

Tell don’t show…wait what? When is this tool appropriate to keep your readers engaged?

Showing and not telling your audience information is extremely important because you want to keep your reader interested? Why? Other than the obvious, the point is to get the reader interactively trying to constantly deduce what is happening, what is going to happen and how they feel about it. This is what engagement means here… Continue reading Tell don’t show…wait what? When is this tool appropriate to keep your readers engaged?

Awards, Mythological Creature Archive

The ‘Cryptid Cora’ Blogger Award- Nominations-📚

What is this Blogger Award about? The 'Cryptid Cora' Blogger Award is a peer recognition 'nod of excellence,' and exercise...executed by writerly bloggers to other writerly bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring...while also very busy doing their due diligence in blasting cryptozoological characters towards the greater blogging community. These writers who are nominated, shoot… Continue reading The ‘Cryptid Cora’ Blogger Award- Nominations-📚

Mythological Creature Archive

Mythical Creature, ‘the Alp-luachra,’ a tapeworm like, ‘food stealer,’ from Celtic Mythology and writing prompt

  According to abookofcreatures, these fairies are far removed from the cleaned up and sanitized Victorian ideal we are used to. In the world of cryptozoology, there exist both beautiful fairies, but also ugly fairies, which can be cruel, vile, and parasitic. The Alp-luachra are one of these. Native to Ireland, where it can be… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Alp-luachra,’ a tapeworm like, ‘food stealer,’ from Celtic Mythology and writing prompt

Mythological Creature Archive

Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt

In Catalan mythology, an Aloja, also known as a dona d'aigua, a goja or a paitida...is a female cryptid, living in places of fresh water. These "water-women" are said to be able to shapeshift into blackbirds. According to the legend found on Wikivisually,  these women are not immortal, but can live for thousands of years,… Continue reading Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt