Inspiring Your Protagonist to Act (Moral Foundations)
When creating a dynamic character to carry your story, it’s important that they be strongly motivated to drive the plot forward. It makes them more interesting, and the story a lot more fun. When I was writing the first novel in The Witch of Cheyne Heath series, Waking the Witch, I was researching psychological models…
The Crafty Guide to Cheyne Heath (Pt. 2)
The Library of the Damned For the witch that loves a stroll through a museum or art gallery, Cheyne Heath has a few excellent options. Foremost among them is the delightfully-named Library of the Damned. Tucked away among the mansions of Gore Street, this magnificent specimen of Georgian architecture houses the foremost collection of Chaos-Kissed…
Origins of Goth(ic Punk)
I didn’t realize I was a Goth until I moved to the US to go to NYU. Growing up in the UK in the early 80’s the music of bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, and Cocteau Twins was just what was played on the radio. I remember walking into the dining hall freshmen…
Edge of Seventeen
The song Johnny dances to in the Shadowlands.
Emerson Margrave, the Saint of Desire
A man charming and genial enough to be spiritual leader, but with a cold, ruthless heart. He will sacrifice anyone if he thinks their death will get him what he wants. v
Fionnula Flanagan is an amazing Irish actress who’s disapproving glare could shatter glass at a hundred yards. The perfect embodiment of Gosha’s mother.