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 as we enter a new month. Happy first day of July! In June, I raised the question "are writers born or made?" Today, I want to follow up with another question: can the writing gene be inherited? Think about the Bronte sisters. Neither parent was a writer, though … Continue reading Can the Writing Gene be Inherited?
Hi SE Readers. It's the last day of May and a fifth Friday. That means it's time for a group post. Today, we decided to pick a favorite line (or lines) from one of our books. Joan here. I decided to go with an excerpt from Unclear Purposes, the third and final book of my … Continue reading Bonus Friday: Favorite Lines
Hi, SE friends! Mae here with you today. Thanks for joining me as I piggyback on the posts Staci Troilo has been sharing about creating a story bible. Be sure to check out Staci’s post on How to Create a Story Bible, The Series Premise, and Character Sheets. There will be more in her series … Continue reading An Example for Building Your Story Bible
Happy May Day, SEers! In a bit of happy kismet, it's Mae with you today. 🙂 Let's talk about the moldy old stories you have tucked away. What do you do with the draft that refuses to settle into a niche? Resurrect it in a new form, or toss it onto the pyre of works … Continue reading The Problem WIP: Phoenix or Pyre?