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
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Let’s talk about editing. I recently read a book that had a good plot. The story was intriguing. The writing grammatically correct. I didn’t find any spelling or punctuation errors. Sound like the person had a good editor, right? Not necessarily. Throughout the book, there were countless repeated … Continue reading What’s In an Edit?
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is going to be short and (hopefully) sweet. Many writers and would-be authors around the world are knee-deep in NaNoWriMo. While I chose not to take part this year, I have done it in the past. It’s not something you just decide to do. No matter … Continue reading Finding Balance