Hi, Everyone! Marcia, here today. When I was invited to join Story Empire last spring, I can’t tell you how truly honored and excited I felt. I’d followed the blog for some time and knew it had a well-earned reputation as an informative and helpful place to learn all sorts of things about the craft … Continue reading Thank You All from the Bottom of My Heart
Happy Fall, Y’all! And a Happy Thanksgiving to our friends here in the United States. It's Marcia back again with another Why Write Wrong post. Quick & easy today: I have a pair of homophones I see being misused more often than you might think, and which, btw, can cause some totally unexpected—and undesirable--images to … Continue reading #WhyWriteWrong? – #10
Happy Freya’s Day, Folks! Marcia, here. Always good to make it to Friday, but before you head off for the weekend ahead, I’d like to share a Literature & Latte program with you that I’m not sure how I ever managed to live without. Nope. Not Scrivener. Tried that, yes, but it’s not for me. … Continue reading My Favorite New Way to Organize Pretty Much Everything: Scapple!
Good Morning from way down here in Florida, everyone! Marcia here, and I hope today finds you in good health, happy spirits, and ready to take a look at some words frequently spelled or used incorrectly. Today, I have several easy homophones to share. These words sound exactly alike, but are each spelled differently and … Continue reading Why Write Wrong #9
Happy Moon's Day, Everybody! Marcia here, with some thoughts about names. Shakespeare's words above might be true for roses, but are they always true for the characters in our books? I'm not so sure. Certain names can trigger specific memories and images for each of us, for sure, but not always in ways that are … Continue reading What’s In a Name? And How Do You Choose One?