all images from Pixabay Greetings Storytellers. Diana here today to talk a little about magic as part of the craft of writing. And I'm not just talking about fantasy. Writers of speculative fiction—whether fantasy, paranormal, horror, superhero, science fiction, or religious fiction—are dealing with supernatural or hyper-scientific systems that stretch our reality and knowledge of … Continue reading Creating Magic Systems
Hi, gang. Craig with you again. This is going to be the wrap up of the special items series. The rules are mostly the same, but there are some differences across the genres. Today’s topic is science fiction items. In paranormal, or fantasy, you’re generally dealing with magical/holy items. Science Fiction is a bit different, … Continue reading Special Items: Science Fiction
Good morning Story Empire readers. P. H. Solomon here with you today sharing about a recent experience, running in the dark. With the short days at this time of year, I usually end up running in the dark or just after. On one of these recent runs, I observed the things about my surroundings in … Continue reading Dark Running
Good morning and Merry Christmas, Story Empire readers! PH here again today with another author essentials post. Previous topics covered domain name creation, email address usage and establishing your website. Click on any of the links to catch up in the series and find out more about those author essentials. Today I wanted to cover … Continue reading Author Essentials Part 4: The Budget
Happy May Day, SEers! In a bit of happy kismet, it's Mae with you today. 🙂 Let's talk about the moldy old stories you have tucked away. What do you do with the draft that refuses to settle into a niche? Resurrect it in a new form, or toss it onto the pyre of works … Continue reading The Problem WIP: Phoenix or Pyre?