Hi, SEers! Mae here with a post about setting. Often when we start planning a novel, we’re focused on developing characters and plot. We know where our novel is set, but how much time do we spend fleshing out details? Do we give it the same amount of attention as we give the background and … Continue reading The Importance of Setting
Hi, SEers! You’re with Mae today for one of my Good/ Bad / Ugly posts. At the end of 2020, I took a two-month break from blogging. I’d only planned one—November, to participate in NaNoWriMo—but ended up with little time to spare in December. As lead coordinator on a physical move for the business that … Continue reading Blogging Breaks: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
Hi, SEers. Mae here today for my first post of 2021! I hope all of you had a spectacular New Year. Let's hope 2021 is going to be FAR BETTER than the wretched mess that was 2020. I'm going to start this post with a question, and it may seem like a strange one given … Continue reading When You’re Stuck: WIP Staying Power
Hey, SE Readers. 2020 was a tough year, but we persevered and made it through. I don't know of anyone who isn't happy to see it end. And now we're at another new year. Here's hoping 2021 is a good one. From all of us at Story Empire, we wish you and your families all … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Hi, SEers. Mae here. Can you believe 2020 is almost over? It’s been an insane year, certainly not the best for a number of reasons. All of that aside, I hope you had a fantastic Christmas with family and friends, and I wish you a blessed and happy New Year’s. This is the time when … Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Ahead