Hello, SE readers! Mae with you today. If you’re a writer, at some point or another, you’ve probably considered using a pen name. Authors use pen names for various reasons ranging from privacy, to branding, to multi-genre writing. Privacy is huge, especially in an online world where self-promotion is all but mandatory. I admit I’ve … Continue reading Pen Names: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Hi, SEers! It’s a Tuesday, a non-normal post day for us, so you know what that means—time for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! <insert drum rolls, fanfare, and parades> We don’t roll these types of posts out that often, but when we do, we have news we want the world to know. Today, we’re doing cartwheels—well, virtual … Continue reading Psst! Have you Heard?
Hi, SEers! You’re with Mae today for the first Mae Day of June. Summer is the time when I’m the least productive as a writer. I think that’s true of many of us as we become distracted by nice weather and outside activities. The again, maybe you’re highly prolific during the summer. If so, good … Continue reading Writing: There is no one size fits all
Hi, SEers! It's another Mae Day in May 🙂 Back in the late 1970s, Miller introduced their lite beer with a series of commercials dividing fans into two camps. One side championed “tastes great.” The other side loved it because it was “less filling.” The ads featured a roster of athletes and celebrities, done with … Continue reading Room for Both: ebooks and Print Books
Hi, SEers. You're with Mae today with a subject that's been discussed before. Even so, I hope this post brings something new to the table, as the subject is one I feel strongly about. Critique partners are different than beta readers, and both have value. Some writers use both, but most use one or the … Continue reading Finding a Critique Partner