Ciao, amici! It's time for another Friday Writing Question. Today's is a simple one: Series or Standalone? I've written both single titles and sprawling sagas, and I can see a benefit to each. Standalones Sometimes there's only one character to follow, one mystery to solve, one story to tell. Writing a standalone lets you say … Continue reading To series or not to series? That is the question.
Hello SErs. Harmony here for another Friday Writing Question. After years of reading books and enjoying so many different authors, I then began writing and publishing for myself. At some point, I re-read some of my old favourite books. And therein lies today's question ... Can you ignore technical issues in a novel if the … Continue reading Friday Writing Question
Hello, Story Empire readers! PH in the house today and wishing you an enjoyable, productive day. First, let me ask this: have you ever looked for something and never found it and when you do, it was right under your nose? Have you ever gone looking for - or at - something and missed what … Continue reading The One Marketing Tip Staring You in the Face
Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. It’s time for another writing question. All of us have people who have impacted our lives. Most of the time, we think of people who have had a positive influence. Yet other times, a person may have made negative remarks that we took to heart. Encouraging words can … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Who?
Ciao, SEers. It's my turn for the Friday Writing Question, and I think I have an interesting one for you. It's interesting to me, anyway, since I agonize over my novel openings. Hooks. More specifically, do you think they need to be the very first sentence? First paragraph? First page? Is the end of the … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Hooks