Hello and happy Friday to all the Story Empire readers. P. H. Solomon here today with our post about covers. Normally, one of us shares something about some covers we like and why. Today, I wanted to veer a bit from just sharing a cover into the how and why of a cover design. Of … Continue reading How Do Covers Become Covers?
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today I wanted to look at characterisation. Making my characters look, sound, and feel different has always been a challenging part of writing for me, and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to show the many personality types that make up the human species. I don't read horoscopes (or … Continue reading Using Horoscopes for Characterisation
Hi, gang. Craig here again, and this Friday assignment is a writing question. It’s kind of an audience participation thing, so I hope we can engage in the comments. This is a favorite game of authors everywhere. Let’s cast the movie to go along with our novels. I used to get more performers a few … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Cast the Movie
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Have any of you heard of a walled garden for fiction? I hadn't until last year. And once I saw it in one place, I came across it in a whole load of other places. Other names it goes by are Magic Garden and Secret Garden. With my current WIP, I … Continue reading Your Magic Garden
Hi, SEers. Mae here hoping everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Today, I'm rolling out a topic that’s dear to my heart—unplugging. In our technology-crazed, social media-driven, always-on-world, unplugging is a necessity. Did you know there is even a National Unplug Day in the U.S.? March 1-2 sundown to sundown has been declared the National … Continue reading How often do you unplug? #writinglife