Hi Gang. Craig with you for my first post of the new year. I was lamenting a lack of ideas for Story Empire content, when one of my colleagues suggested something about creating monsters. I might be able to milk this for a few posts if I’m lucky. It gave me several ideas. I’m going … Continue reading Creature Feature #1
Hello, SE'ers! It's the beginning of a new year and the start of a new series. I hope your year has started off strong with abundant inspiration! I have long been a student of all things metaphysical and love putting bits and pieces of what I've learned and experienced over the years into stories. For … Continue reading Metaphysical Elements In Writing – Intro
Greetings Storytellers! For a couple of months now, we've been exploring the topic of endings and how important they are to creating a satisfying and lasting impression of our books. If you want to catch up on previous posts, here they are: Part One - Why endings are critical to success. Part Two - The … Continue reading Writing the End – Part III
Hi, SEers! Welcome to the first Mae Day post of 2023. I hope your holidays were spent with loved ones and filled with good cheer! Yes, it’s a New Year, and you know what that means—resolutions, right? Let’s not go there—because seriously—how many resolutions are actually kept? Cut yourself some slack with a kinder ideology … Continue reading Social Media: Is it Time to Cut Yourself Some Slack?
by Stephen Geez Every new story project offers me the challenge of finding a narrative style and format that are different than any I’ve previously written. I don’t make choices to be gimmicky, but rather to find what works best, which is usually something I might not have routinely considered. The obvious choices come down … Continue reading Narrative Choice, Part 1