Satanic Principles: Creativity is a Trait to be Treasured and Cultivated

“All we want […] is the freedom to create and entertain and share with each other, to preserve and cherish what we can while we can, and to build our own little citadels away from the insensitivities of the rest of the world.” Anton Lavey Someone unfamiliar with Satanism might be somewhat surprised to find […]

Writing Prompt 2

I decided to do another writing prompt. It was good practice, even though it was practice for something I already feel is a strength of mine. The prompt I used for this piece was found on Master Class: “A fortune teller reveals that you are evil.” I added the caveat that the story must only […]

Halloween Traditions – Jack-o-Lanterns

Jack-o-lanterns are a key symbol of modern Halloween. You know it’s spooky season when you start seeing orange pumpkins with wide grins carved into them sitting next to people’s doors. Like Halloween costumes, Jack-o-lanterns are another Halloween tradition that finds its origins in Samhain. Since the pumpkins we use today are not native to Europe, […]

Halloween Traditions – Costumes

Costume parties are an integral aspect of the Halloween tradition in the US. There is an entire industry dedicated to mass producing and selling Halloween costumes, though the best ones are homemade. I’ve said before that Halloween is a creative holiday, and costumes are a part of that creativity. Even adults participate in the activity, […]

Raise Your Voice

A lot of English teachers and writing professors like to talk about a writer’s voice, but few of them (at least in my experience) give a clear definition. In many ways, a writer’s voice is intuitive. As people have unique patterns of speech, they also have unique patterns in their writing. Stephen King’s writing voice […]