Happy Monday, SEers! It’s day two of the November write-a-thon known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re participating, no doubt you geared up for yesterday and made a huge splash with your word count. Go you! At the same time, pace yourself. The danger with any race, especially a long-distance event, is burning out too soon. As … Continue reading Off and Running #NaNoWriMo
Hi gang, Craig with you again. Today, I’m fighting with myself over some things I hold true in writing. I look at writing as a personal journey of improvement, and I can see that improvement from book to book. Here are the two mantras that seem to have found a way to be in conflict … Continue reading Bucking the System
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?
Hi, SEers! Mae here today with something for you to ponder. During the course of life, there are many mind-boggling questions that cross our paths. Which came first—the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? What happens when … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Draft or Edit