Ciao, SEers! Sorry about the strange cartoon fish, but it's the best I could find. Last time, I talked to you about the sidekick. Today we're talking about red herrings, or the literary misdirect. I admit, all these years of writing them, and I never knew why the plot device was called what it was. … Continue reading How to Write a Red Herring
How to Write a Sidekick
Ciao, SEers! Today I thought we'd talk about a character who isn't used often enough and is discussed even less. I'm referring to the sidekick. Sure, we all write in friends and family. No one writes a single-character story. But I mean a true sidekick. Not a buddy, like in Lethal Weapon or Tango and … Continue reading How to Write a Sidekick
Low hanging fruit
Hi, Story Empire fans, Craig here again. I’m having a problem in my own writing, and I’m going to use today’s post to talk about it. I’m aware of the issue, and writing it out may actually help me. This is related to the all important daydreaming phase of writing. You know I love a … Continue reading Low hanging fruit
Classic TV as an Inspiration for Contemporary Fiction
Ciao, SEers. Today’s topic is a bit different for me. I hope you’ll give me a little leeway. These days, I don’t have much free time for television or movies. But at night, when I’m winding down for the day, I do watch a little TV if my eyes are too tired to read (which … Continue reading Classic TV as an Inspiration for Contemporary Fiction
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