The first step in writing your masterpiece is idea generation. Without that initial spark of creativity, wherever it comes from, there’s no story. But is it the most crucial part? If the spark can’t be developed past its initial interesting premise, it’s no more than a compelling tidbit. By all means, save it in your inspiration file, but don’t waste your time trying to turn it into something it can never be. The following is a tutorial on going from inspiration to inception.
Hi gang, Craig with you today. This is post number six in the character archetypes series. In the Hero’s Journey, there are some common characters that are likely to show up in all stories. This doesn’t mean each archetype shows up in every story, and aside from the hero, the rest are kind of optional. … Continue reading Character Archetypes: The Shapeshifter
Hi again, Everyone! Marcia popping in from the Land of Sunshine. Lately, I've been thinking about creativity, specifically, how much of it is inspiration and how much is perspiration--especially as it pertains to those of us who write. Being a writer is hard work. We devote countless hours to our craft in hopes that the … Continue reading #InspirationBoards
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Here is the first part of the seventh installment in the post series dedicated to taking a step-by-step look at how to get your finished manuscript from your computer and on sale on Amazon in both ebook and paperback. If you'd like to take a look back at the previous posts … Continue reading How to Publish with KDP: Part Seven A
Hi, Gang. Craig with you today. We seem to have a small glitch here at Story Empire, so I’m hacking this together for you. With everyone locked down for a few weeks, I doubt there will be many practical jokes played today. I think we’re all just trying to get by. We had an earthquake … Continue reading It’s April Fool’s Day