Making choices self-publishing choices can feel like throwing darts blindfolded. With all the changes to publishing in the last decade or so it gets even more confusing. For instance, now there are opportunities with hybrid publishers which can open more doors for authors and leave them more perplexed than ever. When indie-publishing really took off, … Continue reading Throwing Darts Blindfolded & Author Considerations
Hello and Happy New Year to all the Story Empire readers and my fellow authors! 2017 was a fantastic year for Story Empire, one in which our site saw quite a lot of growth. To start 2018 off right, I'm announcing our changes so all our readers will know what to expect from us. While … Continue reading Happy New Year & 2018 Changes for Story Empire!
Hello SEers and Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great holiday! Last week, Staci Troilo shared some fantastic insights for increasing your word-count. There must have been some sort of kismet between us because I was dealing with the same topic as I try to ramp up my word count. Here are some tips … Continue reading Just How Many Words Can You Wordsmith? Follow-up Tips!
Hello, Story Empire readers! Today, I'd like to cover a topic about Scrivener that may help a few of you out when you didn't know you needed help. A while back, I wrote on this blog about using Auto-complete and Keywords. Today, I'm going to expand on those tools in regard to developing a series … Continue reading 4 Ways to Pack the Power of Scrivener into Your Series
Hello SEers! It's great to see you here today 🙂 When we write, we create things twice—first, in the mind, and then in the real world. To make the best reality, we have to begin with the end in mind. If we want to tell a story, to sit and write a novel, then we … Continue reading The End in Mind