Who are you and what do you write?
Hello, stranger, and welcome to my tiny corner of the internet! I hope you find what you're looking for or how to find it if you don't.
If you like magical lesbian cat-elves, you've come to the right place! Come for the cat-elves, stay for the...cat-elves. They're called "ren", by the way.
Anyway, I write dark high fantasy. Or, if you want to get fancy, I write neutraldark fantasy fiction that explores the consequences of story actions on individuals and society at large across multiple works and is primarily focused on complex female characters. All of my works, which I collectively refer to as The Chroma Books, are set in my original fantasy setting The Chromaverse.
A Word of Friendly Warning
Being a dark fantasy writer, please expect graphic or mature content in many of my works. I always try to keep things tasteful, but I will not sacrifice story for stomach if the narrative demands it. Not all of my stories are rife with unsettling things; if there is a section that's particularly nasty in works I post to this site, I will do my best to mark it for your reference. Generally, I don't do outright gore. It's simply not my thing. I'm wishy-washy about explicit sexual content, and I certainly don't write anything that resembles erotica. I also don't venture so far into the unsettling and violent that my stories become horror or slasher fic; I stay pretty firmly planted in dark fantasy. I will never write something simply for shock value, that doesn't further the narrative, or that doesn't enrich the characters or world, and that goes for both graphic and regular content.
About This Blog
I intend to use this blog to post the things I wish people had told me when I first started writing and add my chips to the table on those topics. Here I will also discuss worldbuilding exercises that might be too difficult to work into a story organically but that I still like enough to want to draw attention to. This is also where my video scripts will go if and when I post to YouTube.
I don't intend on being anything other than candid in my posts. I don't see the point in adhering to "blog voice", which is what I call the peppy tone a lot of blogs seem to be written in the style of, when I don't actually talk like that. I think that if you want to write honest stories, you should be an honest writer. I wasn't assembled from a package at birth and I have no intention of pretending to be from whatever sci-fi universe such a thing occurs in. Learning and expanding one's frame of reference is of paramount importance to me, and things are in a constant state of flux as humanity discovers new ways of thinking and doing things. Therefore, I will do my best to correct articles with factual inaccuracies or notate these inaccuracies as I am able.
So, whether you’re here for advice, stories, lore, or the spectacle, I’m happy to have you around!
- Emory Glass