Hello, SE friends! Welcome to the first Mae Day of December. As we transition into a new month and approach the end of the year, I thought it an ideal time to talk about “betwixt moments.” Think of them as transitional periods—those fleeting moments when time hangs suspended before hurtling into change. I’ve always been … Continue reading Writing Betwixt #inspiration #creativity
https://youtu.be/e7qQ6_RV4VQ Hi gang, Craig here once more with another Expansion Pack. This one has to do with setting, but it's as much a mental setting as a physical one. It's based upon the stress that changing times bring. I've lived long enough to remember bashing the side of the black & white television to make … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Changing times
Hello, SEers. Mae here today with a look at Idea Storms. Recently, I was in my family room, comfy on the couch, plugging away on blog posts, when I realized something spectacular was happening outside. The weather had been unusually hot and, as often happens during summer, a pop-up thunderstorm rolled into the area. The counties to … Continue reading The Idea Storm #writing #creativity
Hello, SEers. It’s Mae Day on Story Empire, and I’d like to lead off with a question: When are you at your most creative? Are you a morning lark or a night owl? Our internal clock works off the light/dark cycle of Earth, meaning our circadian rhythm operates on a twenty-four period. Some people have … Continue reading When Are You at Your Most Creative? #writing #creativethinking
Hello, SEers. Mae here with you today. Recently, I’ve been thinking about stories I wrote when I was younger. Much, much younger. It made me realize how long I’ve been creating characters and worlds—with zero breaks in between. The first story I wrote happened when I was six. It was for a class assignment, but … Continue reading Are Writers Born or Made?