Christmas Book Haul

I had more time to read than I intended on Christmas Day as I'd hoped to be playing Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (in other words, my childhood remastered) all day but there was a huge post-release software update that took over 4 hours! So, I just ploughed my way through The Well of Ascension while waiting. On… Continue reading Christmas Book Haul


Blog Updates

As you might have noticed, I've renovated both this site and As The CROWS Feast with a new theme each. It's more minimalist but I think it looks better for it. Goodness knows this site looks a lot better. I really want to create some new graphics to use as post dividers, a signature and possibly new… Continue reading Blog Updates


Weekly Update (16.04.2017): A very productive weekend indeed

Currently reading: The True Blood Omnibus by Charlaine Harris Weekly Novel Word Count: 7,015 Weekly Short Story Word Count: 415 Weekly Fanfiction Word Count: 543 Well, I'm not exaggerating when I say that I am incredibly pleased with the progress I've made today. I wanted to try and write 1000 words each day. Not really… Continue reading Weekly Update (16.04.2017): A very productive weekend indeed


Weekly Update (02.04.2017) Of Recoveries and Increased Efficiency

Currently reading: The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig Weekly Novel Word Count: 4,150 Weekly Review Word Count: 1,293 Weekly Short Story Word Count: 756 Weekly Fanfiction Word Count: 1,660 I seem to be making a good recovery from my strain last week and so haven't had anything but failures in my willpower to stop… Continue reading Weekly Update (02.04.2017) Of Recoveries and Increased Efficiency


Superstitions on how to eradicate a vampire

Scarlett Memories

Cut off the vampires head and you basically end the creature’s undead existence. This is based on the time`s belief that the center of the undead is the brain. This is true for zombies, but for a vampire the heart is the “vital” organ. Many corpses would be beheaded to prevent a supposed vampire from attacking. In some cases the head was buried at the feet or in a separate grave in the belief that it the creature would still rise he wouldn`t be able to use his senses therefore he would be easy to destroy.

First, a stake of wood or metal has to be driven through a vampire’s heart, as well as as pinning it to the ground. Then a ritual, or exorcism, is performed to render the vampire helpless. Finally the head must be severed and either buried separately from the body or both parts…

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On Writing, Reviews, Short Stories, Uncategorized, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (31/07/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 4887 Currently (re)reading: Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast Sorry I didn't make a post last week. I had been out all day on both Saturday and Sunday so I didn't have any time to write, let alone make a blogpost. Still, I didn't have anything to report. Now, I do. I… Continue reading Weekly Update (31/07/2016)

Novels, Uncategorized, Weekly Updates

Weekly Update (28/2/16)

Weekly Word Count: (as of 16:31) 2665. Currently reading: Ash by Malinda Lo Manuscript Word Count: 92,295 Wow, the Writer's Block app really does work. I've upped my daily word count to 300 and, thanks to Writer's Block, it doesn't intrude on my other commitments at all. I've finished another chapter on my second novel… Continue reading Weekly Update (28/2/16)

Extracts from Novels, Links to Published Works, Short Stories, Uncategorized

Banner Complete

Excellent. The banner is now complete. It took a lot longer than I'd hoped thanks to problems getting hold of a good drawing program (thanks to a friend for the recommendation of Sketchbook Pro) and life in general. Now, then, time to think about blogging proper. I hope to update this blog with a progress… Continue reading Banner Complete