Hello SErs. Harmony here. My current WIP is the first time I've written first draft without doing any editing. None at all. At first, I found it tough. But by now, having reached near the end, I've seen how useful it can be ... even a life saver. Early on, a character called Jenny popped … Continue reading Careful Who You Kill
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Happy Friday 🙂 Before I get to today's question, I want to tell you a joke (yeah, sorry about this) ... A guy brings a squirrel into a bar and sets the cage down. The bartender says, 'What's that?' 'A mystery writer.' 'What? That looks like a squirrel.' 'Yeah,' the guys … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Where do You Start?
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Do you struggle to convert your manuscript into a Kindle file? Are you spending lots of money on conversion? Then read on. As some of you will know already, Kindle have brought out new free software to help its KDP authors convert their manuscripts into mobi files for Kindle. Today, I … Continue reading Converting from MS Word to Mobi Using Kindle Create
Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I wanted to talk about grammar and how we can use it creatively. The thing with grammar rules and conventions is that they are ever changing and things go in and out of vogue. Often, opinions differ as to what is and is not acceptable at any given time, … Continue reading Creative Grammar
Hello to all the Story Empire readers! Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by the blog today. A few weeks back I wrote about obtaining help from some alpha/beta readers regarding one of my WIPS. Two of these readers were Story Empire's own Staci Troilo and Craig Boyack who read the first part of a … Continue reading These Two Sources of Help Strangely Compliment Each Other