Hi gang, Craig here today. One thing good fiction requires is a bit of turmoil. Your main character has to have something unsettling going on in his or her life. I write speculative fiction, so it’s fairly easy to give an example or two. I could dive right into an alien invasion or zombie apocalypse … Continue reading Turmoil
Hi gang! Craig here with you today. Every once in a while I like to pick something apart for the sake of a writing study. I always use film because more people are likely to have seen what I’m discussing. I’ve never done this with a television series before, so we’ll see how it goes … Continue reading Case Study: The Mandalorian
Hi, SEers. You’re with Mae today for a look at writing action scenes. Of all the types of scenes that go into constructing a novel, I used to dread action the most. Not so much these days, but they're still the scenes I tweak and re-tweak most during editing. When writing an action scene, there … Continue reading Tips for Writing Action Scenes
Good morning Story Empire readers. P. H. Solomon here with you today sharing about a recent experience, running in the dark. With the short days at this time of year, I usually end up running in the dark or just after. On one of these recent runs, I observed the things about my surroundings in … Continue reading Dark Running
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?