How I write “shifters”

Shifters: basically species that shift. In my books I have several. Dragons shift between human and dragon form. Werewolves have several forms and vampires too.  One of the problems with writing this kind of species is it can feel like a cop-out. Yeah they’re...

Writing different cultures (sub-cultures)

I recall reading once a post here on Tumblr, one of those sci-fi ones, and it talked about languages, about when writing aliens people often gave the whole species a single language even though humans have a bunch. And it was interesting insight. But one I kind of...