Ciao, amici! When my turn rolls around to post at Story Empire, I almost always tell you how I do something or how the industry does it: dialogue, media kits, story bibles, basic plots... I usually revert back to professor-mode and "instruct" you on the terminology and my and/or the writing community's methodologies. Today, I'm going … Continue reading A Different Take on Manuscript Analysis
Hey SE Readers. Joan with you today. It’s time for another writing question. All of us have people who have impacted our lives. Most of the time, we think of people who have had a positive influence. Yet other times, a person may have made negative remarks that we took to heart. Encouraging words can … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Who?
Hey, SE Readers. Joan here today. In a recent post, I wrote about overusing similes and metaphors. Today I’m going to talk about other overused phrases in writing—clichés. Unlike similes and metaphors, which can be skillfully used, we should avoid clichés like the plague. So, what is a cliché? They are trite, stereotyped expressions, sentences, … Continue reading Avoiding The Use of Clichés
Happy Monday to everyone! PH back in the house with some additional Scrivener tips, this week covering some compiling basics. This is a point at which you are ready to extract the manuscript from Scrivener and begin editing so it's important to have useful results that you want when you compile. But getting everything can … Continue reading A #Scrivener Compiling Primer
Hello SErs! Harmony here. It's Friday 🙂 And time for some Friday fun on Five for Friday ... Five funny writing memes ... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. That's it from me. I hope I gave you an end of the week chuckle. Now, get back to work! lol. Have a great … Continue reading Five For Friday: Funny Writing Memes