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
Hi SEers. John with you today. I had a sudden awakening before writing this post, and it made me feel somewhat uncomfortable. I think I can describe it but bear with me. To try, I will give you a hypothetical entry in my diary. (I really don't have a diary, but it makes it a little … Continue reading Why Am I Avoiding Working on My WIP?
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Since it's summer, and a time to be a little more laid-back, I thought we might have a little word fun. One of my earliest posts for Story Empire was titled “Words – Old and New.” I talked (wrote) about how we’d become more casual in our conversations, … Continue reading Words
Hi gang, Craig with you again today. We’re going to talk about something that could really help in your stories. I’m going to use the analogy of two sisters. We all know Suspense. She’s pretty, gets invited to parties, and can carry a story all by herself. Readers are drawn to her like bees to … Continue reading The other sister
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is one I never thought I’d write because it involves an undertaking that I never saw myself doing. Revising published work. “I hate writing, but I love having written.”Dorothy Parker I can’t say I agree with Ms. Parker. I love writing. I also love when the … Continue reading Revising Published Work