Staking Claims

That’s an Awful Pun #sorrynotsorry

Aden Albert
notebook

What kills vampires? A stake. When you get something wrong? Mistake. What’s at risk in your story? The stakes. Let’s talk about tension, uncertainty, balloons, and deceit.

The Shining Girls

Dark paths leading to dark doors

Aden Albert
two_doorways

Lauren Beukes’ take on the slasher genre isn’t lurid, puritanical, or exploitative. Its sympathies lie with the victims, and it marshals considerable anger to great effect.