Ciao, SEers. Today is part eleven of the series, and we’re continuing with self-editing. We’ve reached the mid-level revision. By now, you should have corrected the biggest issues in your manuscript. It’s time to read it again and look for problems with execution. Is your dialogue sharp? Are the words you chose appropriate for the … Continue reading Story Development and Execution Part 11: Mid-Level Self-Editing
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you on this September morning. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re only three days away from the beginning of autumn—my favorite time of year. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, migrating birds, and fall fairs and festivals. While the stores are already putting out Christmas decorations, and at … Continue reading Ambiance and Writing
Good Morning, SEers. John is with you today, and I wish you a happy Friday. As you can see by the headline, today’s post is about that ending. You know the one I mean. The one that treats a reader like they are being shoved off the back of a flatbed truck on a … Continue reading Why Do Some Authors Insist on Writing a Lousy Ending?
Hi SEers! What does it mean to be a healthy writer? Do you eat lots of broccoli, run marathons, or write a lot? It’s mixed in there somewhere. To find that balance, I looked to a time when things were planned out for us or those school days from childhood. Here, I’ll stick to a … Continue reading HEALTHY WRITERS—LESSONS FROM SCHOOL
Image courtesy of Tumisu via Pixabay Hi SErs! It's a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, I'd like to talk about Unexpected Clues in a prologue. Here's a link to the previous post on Foreshadowing. How do you write unexpected clues into your prologue, and do it well? Unlike the foreshadowing, which … Continue reading How to Use Prologues, Part 7, Unexpected Clues