Hi, SEers! Mae here to talk about cooking and writing. At first glance these two things may seem to have little in common, but after applying some thought, I began to recognize a pattern. The again, it may have nothing to do with the practice itself, and everything thing to do with the cook/author. I’m … Continue reading Cooking, Writing, Scribbling–It’s all good
Ciao, SEers. Today we’ll be discussing the last of the Seven Basic Plots as defined by Christopher Booker. If you’ve missed the others, you can find them here: Rebirth, Tragedy, Comedy, Voyage and Return, Quest, and Rags to Riches. Our final basic plot type is: Overcoming the Monster. When I began this series of posts, … Continue reading Basic Plots: Overcoming the Monster
Hello to all the Story Empire readers. Sorry I'm late today, but it's been a hectic week. It's my turn with the Friday Book Share post so let's jump straight into the book I've chosen this time around. Today, I've chosen a fantasy that's a bit older - Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock - which I … Continue reading Friday Book Share: Mythago Wood
Hi SE Readers. Thought we would have a little fun today. I’ve often heard English is the hardest language to learn. That seems strange to me because I grew up speaking it, so it comes natural to me. My Texas twang notwithstanding. But for someone learning English as a second language, I can see how … Continue reading This Crazy English Language
Hello SErs! Harmony here. During a recent conversation with friends, which brought immense amusement, we talked about the ways in which we describe people. This got me thinking about the common descriptors we use in general and how we can enhance characterisations in our fictional writing. To give you some idea, the conversation included my … Continue reading Guess Who?