Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. I love character-driven fiction. All stories need a good plot, but when characters are flat, the story falls flat with me. This is the first of a series of posts about different character types. All are from my personal observations. One of my favorite pastimes is people watching. … Continue reading Character Types: The Attention Seeker
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Since it's summer, and a time to be a little more laid-back, I thought we might have a little word fun. One of my earliest posts for Story Empire was titled “Words – Old and New.” I talked (wrote) about how we’d become more casual in our conversations, … Continue reading Words
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is one I never thought I’d write because it involves an undertaking that I never saw myself doing. Revising published work. “I hate writing, but I love having written.”Dorothy Parker I can’t say I agree with Ms. Parker. I love writing. I also love when the … Continue reading Revising Published Work
Story Empire is growing! Today we have the pleasure of introducing our ninth and newest member, so we're once again rolling out the red carpet. Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you. Jan Sikes is an award-winning author of biographical fiction, poetry, short stories, and paranormal romance. She's also a music lover (a woman after my … Continue reading Welcome, Jan!
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. I’ve heard several authors say that summer isn’t a good time to release a book. I can’t speak to that personally since I’ve never released one at that time. At least, not yet. Curious, I recently Googled “best times to release a book” and found several articles that … Continue reading Summer Reading