Giant Jellyfish

Giant Jellyfish

The Police never had a lead singer quite like this: The lion’s mane jellyfish, also known as the giant jellyfish or the hair jelly, is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic, and...
Japanese Spider Crab

Japanese Spider Crab

A little melted butter is not going to make this monster disappear! The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 5.5 metres (18 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm (16 in) in carapace width and the whole...
Gargoyles

Gargoyles

If you’ve ever looked up high on the sides of an old gothic building you might have caught a glimpse of a wonderful set of monsters! Gargoyles! You’ll never guess what their name means. Read on, dear reader, read on: In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved...
Quotes for Writers

Quotes for Writers

Sometimes it’s nice to know that as a writer, you are not alone. These are some fun and funny quotes for you to ponder on in your own writing journey!   Feel free to follow the Pinterest board for more quotes coming your...
Creating Suspense

Creating Suspense

Our friends at the New York Times got Lee Child to write a little op-ed about suspense. Well worth the read! How do you create suspense? I’m asked that question often, and it seems that every writers’ symposium has a class with that title. It’s an important technical...
10 Rules of Writing

10 Rules of Writing

Okay, so maybe this has been blogged to death. I just found Margaret Atwood’s advice rather helpful today. Maybe you will too! Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t...
Good Design, The Lifters

Good Design, The Lifters

Okay, we’re taking a bit of a turn here in the blog. Moving away from the spooky and about things that go bump in the night. I turn now to something also very near and dear to my heart: good design.y Yes, yes, I know… for some of you “design”...
Monster Creepy

Monster Creepy

So it’s past Halloween and you’re stuck in the mid-winter “Where are all the monsters?” blues. If you’re looking for a fun collection of creepy monster artwork pin no further. Of course, you may follow the board. Golly, you should know by...