Hi, SEers! You’re with Mae for a look at plotting your WIP. I will say right off the bat, I’m a plantster when it comes to working my way through any WIP. Half-pantser, half plotter. I often don’t know how my book will end until I reach the last quarter and start to knit threads … Continue reading Don’t Cheat Your Reader #twists #foreshadowing
Hi, SEers! You're with Mae, and I’m glad you’ve chosen to spend time with me. Today, I’d like to discuss plot-driven fiction vs. character-driven fiction. As writers (and readers) we have preferences, and each style has merit. Plot Driven Situations and circumstance take center stage in a plot-driven story. The work is focused on events … Continue reading Plot-Driven vs. Character-Driven Fiction
Hola, SEers. Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it’s also a Mae Day on Story Empire. I'm delighted you’ve chosen to join me. If you’re a WordPress user, you’re probably familiar with Reader. Most of us follow an abundance of blogs, and it can be overwhelming keeping up with them. In the past, … Continue reading Using Lists Within WordPress Reader
Hi, SEers. Welcome to the first Mae Day of April. Thanks for visiting with me today. Let’s chat alt text. I’ve blogged about this on Story Empire in the past, but I think it bears repeating. Several times, vision-impaired visitors to my personal blog have thanked me for using descriptive text in conjunction with my … Continue reading The Importance of Alt Text
Hi SEers! Welcome to another Mae Day on Story Empire. Recently, a post I made about being a disciplined writer, produced a few comments about whether writing was a hobby or a business. The IRS clearly has an opinion, but much of how the government views your writing is also determined by how you view it. I’m … Continue reading Is Your Writing a Business or a Hobby?