Hello SErs. Harmony here 🙂 Today, I'd like to take a look at designing a book cover for your latest master piece while ensuring you don't break one of the many copyright rules. Whether you make the cover yourself or hire a designer, a good chance exists that you'll use a stock image for it. … Continue reading Are You Legal?
Me-me-me-me. Uh-hmmm. Since I'm warmed up, here's my best singing demonstration. April fool's joke, Story Empire readers, I'm not going to show off my singing pitch today (I hear those cheers to escape that fiasco and they are well-taken). Nor am I going to demonstrate my best baseball pitch. No, today, I'm discussing honing a … Continue reading How to Hone Your Elevator Pitch
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
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