Hi, SEers! Mae here on my day to share a favorite book. This is always a tough one for me as there are so many great choices. Although my preferred reading genre is mystery/suspense/thriller, I often find gems elsewhere. Such is the case with A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. What makes this story … Continue reading Friday Book Share: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
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
Hi, SEers! It’s another Mae Day on Story Empire. I’m going to stray a bit from the usual path to talk about…writing. Confused? Then let me explain. I’m going to show my age by revealing that when I went to grade school we had penmanship classes. I remember sitting at my desk in fourth grade … Continue reading Is Cursive Dead?
Hello, SEers, and welcome to another Five for Friday. For “Mae Day,” I want to trot out five books that greatly influenced my life as a writer. We all have them, right? Those books that left a lasting impression, and are responsible for pushing you into putting words on paper. This is a quick look … Continue reading Five for Friday: Books You Never Forget