Hi Gang. Craig with you once again. Since today isn’t a holiday, I feel no compulsion to make some kind of arbitrary holiday tie in. That can be almost scary. Last night (Writing this days ahead) I spotted a great example of plants and payoffs. This is a frequent topic of writing blogs, but it … Continue reading Plants and Payoffs
Hi, Gang. Craig with you today, and we’re going to do something different. I believe that nearly everything can be a case study of sorts. We get bits and bobs from everything we see, hear, observe, but some things like books, television, and films can help us with story structure. My SE partners are nicer … Continue reading Let’s poke it with a stick
Hello, Story Empire readers! We seem to be sharing our November experiences this week. Wednesday it was Joan's lessons from NaNoWriMo but today it's another book trip where you get to see what can happen on the sales side of things. This isn't a brag, but more of an inside view from a top promotion … Continue reading The BookBub Experience
Hello SErs. Harmony here. At the moment, I'm writing a trilogy, and I have a question about how you like for each book in a series to end. Cliffhanger or all tied off and settled? Or something in between? By cliffhanger, I don't mean that the main story arc and thread of the first book … Continue reading How do you like each book in a series to end?
Hi Gang. Craig here again, breaking rules left and right. I’m surprising my colleagues today, because I’m supposed to pick apart a book cover. We have assignments on Fridays, and I don’t feel like it today. We can learn a lot from covers, but I think that knowledge is finite. We’ve talked before about the … Continue reading Surprise, it’s a case study