Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Hope you’re enjoying this chilly, um, frigid February. Perfect weather for staying indoors to write. You’re near the end. You can see the end in sight. You want so badly to cross the finish line and celebrate having the first draft of your manuscript completed. But there are … Continue reading Getting it Done with Writing Sprints
Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. I’m going to preface this post by saying I’ve probably made every mistake I mention and then some. I tend to read with a more critical eye these days. It isn’t intentional, but as a learn more about the craft of writing, I pick up on things in … Continue reading Pesky Words
Hey, SE Readers. Happy 2021. Joan here today. No matter if you’re a beginning writer or have been writing for years, you’ve probably heard the terms critique groups, critique partners, and beta readers. Since the onset of indie publishing, critiques and beta readers are more important than ever. Traditionally published authors can benefit from these … Continue reading Which Way Do I Go? Critique Groups, Critique Partners, or Beta Readers
Hey, SE Readers. 2020 was a tough year, but we persevered and made it through. I don't know of anyone who isn't happy to see it end. And now we're at another new year. Here's hoping 2021 is a good one. From all of us at Story Empire, we wish you and your families all … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Hello, SE Readers. Joan with you today with my last post of 2020. If you follow this blog, you’re either an author who wants to engage with other authors and learn more about the craft or a want to be writer. For most of my life, I fell into the latter category. I knew by … Continue reading A Place to Write