Hi, SEers! Mae here. 2021 is bringing a lot of excitement to a lot of people. Who isn't exhilarated to put 2020 in the rear view mirror? Here, at Story Empire, we have our own reasons to celebrate. Foremost, we are kicking off the new year with a brand new SE member. Please welcome D.L. … Continue reading We’re Rolling Out the Red Carpet!
Hi SErs! Harmony here. Animated book covers have become all the rage for social media promotion. So, today, I'd like to show you how to animate a book cover. I've discovered both free and fairly cheap Apps to achieve this. At first, I found it a steep learning curve, but once I got the hang … Continue reading How To Animate your Book Cover
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. Happy 2021. Joan here today. No matter if you’re a beginning writer or have been writing for years, you’ve probably heard the terms critique groups, critique partners, and beta readers. Since the onset of indie publishing, critiques and beta readers are more important than ever. Traditionally published authors can benefit from these … Continue reading Which Way Do I Go? Critique Groups, Critique Partners, or Beta Readers
Ciao, SEers. I’m back again to talk about story structure (admittedly an obsession of mine). Love him or hate him, one of the twentieth centuries most influential and prolific authors was Kurt Vonnegut. Though he studied at some of our nation’s finest institutions (including my alma mater), he never studied writing. And when he wrote … Continue reading Basic Plots: Vonnegut’s Man in Hole