Hi, SEers! You're with Mae today. Remember when you were a kid, afraid of monsters? They exist in writing, too. Bet you didn't expect that, but take it from me—your resident cryptid, monster lover—not all strange creatures are bad. Let's remember that Mary Shelly's creation—Frankenstein's monster—was actually a sensitive, articulate soul. He started out as … Continue reading Conquer Your Monsters #WIPs
Ciao, SEers. We've rounded the corner and are in the second half of the year. Even though we're in the heat of summer, for me, as soon as we hit July, I feel fall coming (my favorite season of the year) and that means it's time to start thinking about all things autumn. You're probably … Continue reading Three Elements of Horror
Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. I love character-driven fiction. All stories need a good plot, but when characters are flat, the story falls flat with me. This is the first of a series of posts about different character types. All are from my personal observations. One of my favorite pastimes is people watching. … Continue reading Character Types: The Attention Seeker
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I'd like to introduce a series of posts on how to write Point of View (POV). Below is an overview of the planned post series: How to Write Point of View, Part 1, OverviewHow to Write Point of View, Part 2, First PersonHow … Continue reading How to Write Point of View, Part 1, Overview
Although the 4th of July fell yesterday, the holiday is observed today, giving those in the U.S. a nice long weekend. From all the authors at Story Empire, we hope you had a wonderful 4th, have more fun with family planned today, or are taking a nice relaxing break. For our readers who don't live … Continue reading Happy 4th of July, Holiday Monday!