Hello Story Empire friends, Gwen with you today. Last month I initiated a series on including diversity in our stories. I explained that I would address the topic through personal experiences. The first post focused on race; you can read it here if interested. This post looks at diversity in terms of financial status. Similar … Continue reading Characters and Diversity. Part 2 – Wealth
Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today. I’m launching a new series, one that is focused on diversity. It seems a timely topic, and it's also relevant to the development of our characters. My approach will be personal, and I hope your response will be as well. Let's get started with the first segment -- … Continue reading Characters and Diversity. Part 1 – RACE
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?