Hi Gang, Craig with you again. This is another expansion pack, because it’s not something you’ll need in every story. It’s a trick that I consider worthy of sharing with you. This one is based upon personal experience. A recent chapter I wrote brought it back to mind. I have shortcomings as an author, and … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Writing from the side
Hi Gang, Craig once more to wrap up this weird series about cautionary tales for writers. You can check out the two previous posts at these links: Canon One Upmanship This one is about something that’s all the rage right now; prequels. You have a cool story, and one of the supporting characters could have … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Prequels
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I'd like to talk about rewrites and second drafts. Some writers have all the skills needed to nail their story on the first run. Others may require a second draft—or even a third. I’m a firm believer in the second draft. This doesn’t necessarily mean a … Continue reading Rewrites and Second Drafts: A Necessary Evil.
Image courtesy of Tumisu via Pixabay Hi SErs! It's a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, I'd like to talk about Unexpected Clues in a prologue. Here's a link to the previous post on Foreshadowing. How do you write unexpected clues into your prologue, and do it well? Unlike the foreshadowing, which … Continue reading How to Use Prologues, Part 7, Unexpected Clues
Hi, SEers. You’re with Mae today. I hope you’ll forgive me while I ramble. As writers we’re lucky we get to do something we enjoy—creating stories. No one makes us sit down at a keyboard and pour our heart into a world we populate with twists and turns for characters who live in our heads. … Continue reading Write What You’re Passionate About