Hello, SeERs! You're with Mae today for a discussion on the unrepentant character. The difficult one. The problem child. The-how-the-heck-did-he/she-turn-out-that-way individual. We’ve all encountered them. It’s that individual you’ve already pre-determined is going to act a certain way, but who ends up doing the opposite. I like creating flawed characters, and that blurs the line. My heroes aren’t … Continue reading The Unrepentant Character
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today, I have a question for you >>> How do you write what you can't know? Or, more to the point, how do you write it convincingly? My current WIP is set aboard an interstellar spaceship hurtling through outer space. In this kind of situation, I cannot possibly stick to the … Continue reading How Do You Write What You Can’t Know?
Hi, SE friends! Mae, here. Well, sort of. 🙂 As you read this, I am on a week-long vacation in the Pine Tree State of Maine. My wonderful SE colleagues have agreed to cover for me by answering comments, but I want this to be a leisurely post . . . like a Sunday drive. … Continue reading Taking a Sunday Drive
Ciao, amici! When my turn rolls around to post at Story Empire, I almost always tell you how I do something or how the industry does it: dialogue, media kits, story bibles, basic plots... I usually revert back to professor-mode and "instruct" you on the terminology and my and/or the writing community's methodologies. Today, I'm going … Continue reading A Different Take on Manuscript Analysis
Hello and happy Friday to all the Story Empire readers. We've been deviating from our regular Friday schedule for some time and today, I do so again with a Book Share post. Anne Frasier's the author and the book is The Body Keeper, the third novel from the Jude Fontaine Detective Mysteries. Jude is a … Continue reading Friday Book Share – The Body Keeper by Anne Frasier