Old Dogs and Dead Horses: Warrior Ideals

(Friendly Neighborhood Content Warning: a few parts of this post include extremely graphic descriptions of violence. I’ve realized that my own life experiences have inured me to this, but most readers have not had said experiences. If you’re willing to brave it–you admirable soul, you–then read on.) Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: […]

Cullen’s Whiplash Writing Recommendations: No Questions Asked, Answered Anyway

One of the big problems I’ve seen among genre fiction authors in recent years is an obsession with explaining things no one wanted explained. Some prime examples include Prometheus, because what everyone really wanted from the Alien franchise was a prequel movie entirely focused on humans (down to a ridiculous HUMANS ARE ACTUALLY ALIENS plot point), and that […]