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, SeERs! You're with Mae today for a discussion on the unrepentant character. The difficult one. The problem child. The-how-the-heck-did-he/she-turn-out-that-way individual. We’ve all encountered them. It’s that individual you’ve already pre-determined is going to act a certain way, but who ends up doing the opposite. I like creating flawed characters, and that blurs the line. My heroes aren’t … Continue reading The Unrepentant Character
Hi, SEers. It’s Mae Day on Story Empire. Can you believe October is in full swing? In a short while, we’ll be handing out Halloween goodies to ghosts and goblins during trick-or-treat. I hope you’ve been having a Spooktacular month. If you want to add to your fall fun, be sure to check out Story … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go! #writingsprints
SEers, you can do it! Mae here with you today to tell you that you CAN crush NaNoWriMo! If anyone is not familiar with the abbreviation, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Write Month which happens every November. The goal is to write a 50K novel in 30 days. Accomplish that and you "win." What do … Continue reading Prepare to Crush NaNoWriMo!
Hi, SE friends! Mae, here. Well, sort of. 🙂 As you read this, I am on a week-long vacation in the Pine Tree State of Maine. My wonderful SE colleagues have agreed to cover for me by answering comments, but I want this to be a leisurely post . . . like a Sunday drive. … Continue reading Taking a Sunday Drive