Hello SErs. Harmony here. My current WIP is the first time I've written first draft without doing any editing. None at all. At first, I found it tough. But by now, having reached near the end, I've seen how useful it can be ... even a life saver. Early on, a character called Jenny popped … Continue reading Careful Who You Kill
Happy Friday to all the Story Empire readers! Today I'm veering a bit off course from a regular post format at the end of the work week into the topic of managing a newsletter to gain better results (hopefully). I'm relying on some recent information, some of which is from my mass mailing provider, Mailerlite, … Continue reading How to Tweak Your Newsletter
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?
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Happy Friday 🙂 Before I get to today's question, I want to tell you a joke (yeah, sorry about this) ... A guy brings a squirrel into a bar and sets the cage down. The bartender says, 'What's that?' 'A mystery writer.' 'What? That looks like a squirrel.' 'Yeah,' the guys … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Where do You Start?
Hello SErs! Harmony here. Back in December, Craig Boyack wrote an excellent post on writing medium, which you can find HERE. When I read the post, it reminded me of how I use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to help build in-depth characters. Here's what I wrote to Craig in the comments ... What you say … Continue reading How to Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Characterisation