Hello, SeERs. Mae here today to talk about something I never tire of discussing—regional dialect. I love books wherein an author paints their characters with distinctive speech patterns, colloquialisms, and accents. By the same token, a little goes a long way. I recall reading a novel set in Scotland where the constant use of brogue … Continue reading Let’s Talk Regional
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?
Me-me-me-me. Uh-hmmm. Since I'm warmed up, here's my best singing demonstration. April fool's joke, Story Empire readers, I'm not going to show off my singing pitch today (I hear those cheers to escape that fiasco and they are well-taken). Nor am I going to demonstrate my best baseball pitch. No, today, I'm discussing honing a … Continue reading How to Hone Your Elevator Pitch
Hello SErs! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well. This is the fourth and final week of our writing flash fiction series of posts. I hope you've enjoyed them so far. In case you've missed the first three posts, here they are: ONE ... Your Hook TWO ... Problem/Interruption THREE ... Escalation This … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Resolution
Hello SErs! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well. Welcome to the third in a four-part series on writing flash fiction. If you missed the first part, you can find it HERE. And the second part HERE. So far, we have looked at creating a hook with a character who needs something. Then … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Escalation