Hello, SEers. Mae here today with a look at Idea Storms. Recently, I was in my family room, comfy on the couch, plugging away on blog posts, when I realized something spectacular was happening outside. The weather had been unusually hot and, as often happens during summer, a pop-up thunderstorm rolled into the area. The counties to … Continue reading The Idea Storm #writing #creativity
Happy Friday, SEers! It's Mae again, second time this week, and today I get to trot out a favorite book cover. I always have a hard time with this because there are sooooo many good covers. It was agonizing trying to choose just one, but I finally decided on Old Bones (Nora Kelly Book 1). … Continue reading Friday Book Cover: Old Bones by Preston and Child
Hello, SEers. It’s Mae Day on Story Empire, and I’d like to lead off with a question: When are you at your most creative? Are you a morning lark or a night owl? Our internal clock works off the light/dark cycle of Earth, meaning our circadian rhythm operates on a twenty-four period. Some people have … Continue reading When Are You at Your Most Creative? #writing #creativethinking
Hello, SEers! Mae here with you today as we enter a new month. Happy first day of July! In June, I raised the question "are writers born or made?" Today, I want to follow up with another question: can the writing gene be inherited? Think about the Bronte sisters. Neither parent was a writer, though … Continue reading Can the Writing Gene be Inherited?
Hello, SEers. Mae here with you today. Recently, I’ve been thinking about stories I wrote when I was younger. Much, much younger. It made me realize how long I’ve been creating characters and worlds—with zero breaks in between. The first story I wrote happened when I was six. It was for a class assignment, but … Continue reading Are Writers Born or Made?