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?
Hi, SE friends! Mae here with you today. Thanks for joining me as I piggyback on the posts Staci Troilo has been sharing about creating a story bible. Be sure to check out Staci’s post on How to Create a Story Bible, The Series Premise, and Character Sheets. There will be more in her series … Continue reading An Example for Building Your Story Bible
Hi, SEers! Mae here on my day to share a favorite book. This is always a tough one for me as there are so many great choices. Although my preferred reading genre is mystery/suspense/thriller, I often find gems elsewhere. Such is the case with A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. What makes this story … Continue reading Friday Book Share: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
Happy May Day, SEers! In a bit of happy kismet, it's Mae with you today. 🙂 Let's talk about the moldy old stories you have tucked away. What do you do with the draft that refuses to settle into a niche? Resurrect it in a new form, or toss it onto the pyre of works … Continue reading The Problem WIP: Phoenix or Pyre?