Hello Story Empire readers, Gwen with you today and together we're going to consider the political interests of our characters. This is Part 2 of last month's post on Religion and Politics. Let's dive into it. Canva photo About a month ago, I watched the movie, A Private War. It is a biopic based on … Continue reading Fictional Characters and Their Political Interests
Hello SE readers, Gwen with you today and together we’re going to wrestle with topics that most of us try to ignore – religion and politics. Photo from Canva Many of us grew up with the comic strip Peanuts. The characters were part of our lives. We looked forward to the weekly stories that cartoonist … Continue reading Religion and Politics – Part 1
Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today to explore the question, “Why do writers write?” To begin I will share a quote that stirred my thoughts about this topic. On December 5, 1976, the New York Times published an article by author Joan Didion. In it, Didion described why she writes. I only became aware … Continue reading Why Do Writers Write?
Hello Story Empire friends, Gwen with you today. I’ve an unusual topic to share, something personal to each of us - our health. With all that is going on in our world, I thought it might be a good time to consider this topic. For many of us, 2021 was a year of challenges and … Continue reading Writers and Health
Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today, and I'm going to share a discovery. Over the holidays, I read several novelettes and novellas. They were perfect for my busy pre-Christmas activities. I downloaded six or more of these books and when I found an hour or two, I'd escape into a lovely romance, an adventure, … Continue reading The Rise of Short Stories