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Cross-Section of a Vampire pt3The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 3:
This is mostly just a resource and a few questions to challenge you during your writing of your vampires.
THIS IS THE END: Yes, this is the last of this little article series, but there is something very IMPORTANT that must be understood:
Do NOT explain your answers to all of these questions directly in your writing. Why? You will successfully bore your readers with an info dump which is not neccessary. That's right. Don't give out the secrets of the universe. Keep them hidden, keep them safe, and horde them in the tiny
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt2The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 2:
Balancing Traditional with Contemporary
With vampires, you have a great deal of legends, stories, and myths floating around. Hollywood has helped this along with a variety of movies starring vampires (a lot of the vampire 'mythology' is actually Hollywood mythology, tread carefully if you are trying to write a very traditional vampire). There are also more books out there than can fit on a single bookcase, much less a shelf, that star vampires. With all this material, where do you go?
Begin researching traditional vampires, both people who have a vampire and those who are starti
Cross-Section of a Vampire pt1The Cross-Section of the Vampire, Part 1:
In recent years, there has been an influx of the word Vampire. Nowadays, it's everywhere. Pick up any teen romance novel and there is likely to be a vampire somewhere. Frankly, many people are beginning to think that it's all getting very old. The vampires seem uninteresting, in many cases unbelievable. They follow the exact same formula, and sometimes, they are simply an excuse for the impossible. Today, we will rediscover vampires and we will make them our own.
To understand wher
High King: ProloguePrologue
Soft pattering of feet on stone filled the corridors. Shadows were thrown this way and that as a man's silhouette was cast by the flickering torches, his figure dancing. Renlic charged his way through the palace floors and flew through the large wooden double doors of the private chambers.
"My lord R
Sacchariferousfor the Admiral
my dandelions speak of
the kitchen, brimming
with sun-streaked sugar
and mended-over smiles.
floured fingerprints cloud the sky,
but every broken egg is one more yellow flower.
in sweetgrass and flowers
i find white-leaf bandages for cracked shells. coils of
fill the bowl to the brim-
the world is a clean smile
wrapped in sugar.
everything here is white and pale as sugar
gathered to mend your flowered
i wish you'd swallow always fields of
dandelions that brim
with every clean, clear sky.
i'll measure out the sky
in cups of sugar.
fogged upon the rim
of the flour bowl- your fingerprints in flowe
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