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.
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I'd like to talk about the importance of reviews! Reviews—be they for books, music, art, or movies—are important to the creator of the work in question. A good review alerts other readers that a particular book is well worth your time and money. An encouraging review … Continue reading Honesty In Reviews
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I am going to share my thoughts on indie publishing versus traditional. What would make a writer forego the traditional road to publication? Why would an author entrust his/her hard-fought creation to the Great Unknown that is the indie publishing industry? The answer, if we’re honest … Continue reading Indie Versus Traditional: The Author’s Dilemma
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I am going to share some brief thoughts on writing those things in which the author may not believe—or even agree with. Can we, as authors, write about those things in which we don’t believe? I honestly never gave much thought to such a notion—until a … Continue reading Write What You Know? Not Always!
Hey, SE Readers. Today is a holiday in the United States, so we’re taking a day off here at Story Empire. Whatever you plan—spending time at the lake, going on a picnic, attending a parade or fireworks display, or maybe just relaxing—we hope it’s a good day for you. We’ll be back on Wednesday, July … Continue reading Independence Day