🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇

By Des M. Astor

Hey bats! This newsletter will provide updates on my craft, such as novels and short stories. It will also remind people of the blogs I write, which primarily center around worldbuilding & creatives' thoughts on various subjects. Writing tips will be tossed in here and there. Facts exclus... Read more

Hey bats!

This newsletter will provide updates on my craft, such as novels and short stories. It will also remind people of the blogs I write, which primarily center around worldbuilding & creatives' thoughts on various subjects. Writing tips will be tossed in here and there. Facts exclusive to this newsletter, for 6 months, about my works and characters will also be offered!

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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Don't listen to bad writing advice

Check out my book list here if you're interested in a dystopic urban fantasy series!

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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - It's Querying Month!

Like my Vampire Wars series, it's an urban fantasy, however, not necessarily a dystopia. That's what the heroes have to try and prevent! It takes place in Midgard and utilizes Norse mythology to a huge degree. I wrote it in November for NaNoWriMo. Well, half …

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - I've Improved with BOOK TRAILERS!

The above link will take you to the trailer I made for my series recently. Bear in mind that I pay for a program (yearly subscription) called Cyberlink Powerdirector. This has been super helpful throughout the years, and I also use it for my narrations channe…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Looking Ahead through April

Above, you can see what I have planned for the month of April. Be sure to subscribe to my blog if you want some super in-depth content regarding worldbuilding. As of now, I'm taking a break from my 'Deep Dive' topics due to lack of interest. They take a LOT o…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Misunderstood Monsters

Hey bats!I absolutely adore the 'misunderstood monsters' trope, which applies to real life as well with animals. Often a horrifying animal is actually really harmless, like the whiptail scorpion or tarantulas in general. Did you know that if you don't handle …

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Side Characters

Hey bats!I love side characters in stories, especially when they get a lot of love from the author. I've seen on more than one occasion that a side character can be more interesting than a main character, which is fair given some people just connect with vari…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Short Stories

Hey bats,Short stories can be a great way to get your work out there, but I've had very limited success. Not only do they cut into my novel-writing time, but they also aren't guaranteed to be accepted, and rejections hurt a lot. This is especially the case wh…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Where I get my pictures

Hey bats!Today I wanted to talk about both where I get my pictures for my blog and my character art. Pixabay is super helpful for free pictures to use, but I also like to credit nowadays in the caption of my blog post where I got the picture. It feels right, …

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Inspirations

Hey bats!I think getting inspiration from other writers or any media in general is awesome. I often listen to music when I'm writing, and whole characters can be created just based off of a song. Actually, I've written down a few ideas for entire stories that…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Creatives' Thoughts, My Deep Dives

Hey bats!I often do deep dives on my blog, where I'll ask folks on twitter (given my audience is mostly writers) what they think about various topics. These can give some great insight on what the current ideas and thoughts are flowing around a genre, monster…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Happy Near-Valentine's Day! Looking for a treat?

Hey bats!My paranormal erotica novella anthology dropped today. It's not my primary genre, as I prefer urban fantasy, but I dip into erotica every so often because it can be fun to write. I know there's an audience for it, and the stuff I write is particularl…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Intimate Scenes!

Hey bats!I personally love detailed intimate scenes following a slow burn ship. I know that detailed sex scenes aren't for everyone, but I enjoy both reading and writing them. I'm an author who goes into detail with gore and fight scenes, so if I can have the…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Relationship Dynamics

Hey Bats!Let's face it, ships and romantic subplots are a lot of fun if you're into them. I certainly am. In this issue, I'd love to talk about ship dynamics. Admittedly, my ships are very obvious in my works, but that's intentional. I don't like leading the …

 
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Flying in Fast with a New Newsletter Platform!

Greetings Bats!I've decided to switch my newsletter to this platform and see how it goes. If you're interested in worldbuilding tips and updates on my worlds, feel free to keep on following me!I'll be posting blog reminders for those who might miss my posts.F…

 
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🦇Gone Batty: DesAstor's Author Updates & Writing Tips🦇 - Worldbuilding Curation

Hey Bats! Today I wanted to talk about some useful tips I've created for those who like to world build in horror or dark fantasy. On my blog, I talk a lot about monsters and what people think about genre. Here are some topics you might be interested in lookin…