Greetings, Story Empire mavens! Today’s post starts a two-parter on the nuances of choosing effective verbs to enhance description. Sure, it sounds simple, but you might be impressed with the possibilities. Per my pattern, this post starts with the basics so Part 2 next month will let us explore, play, experiment, brainstorm, innovate—pick some cool … Continue reading Story Verbing Part 1
How to Use Prologues, Part 12, Summary
Image courtesy of Tumisu via Pixabay Hi SErs! It's a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, as promised, we're here to close up this series on prologues with an easy, at-a-glance summary of the whole topic. For your convenience, I've created an A4 downloadable jpeg, which you can save and print if … Continue reading How to Use Prologues, Part 12, Summary
Narrative Choice, Part 2
by Stephen Geez In “Narrative Choice Part 1” I started with the basics in narrative choice—voice, tense, and identity. For Part 2 we’ll flex more of the kinds of choices we need to make for our narrators. We fiction-spinners focus a lot on knowing our characters, but too often we default to basic narrators. You … Continue reading Narrative Choice, Part 2
Writing Personal Essays!
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’m discussing personal essays as a form of storytelling. Writers tell stories. It’s the nature of the craft. The fun part is creating characters and worlds that would otherwise not exist. But what about telling stories involving characters that are (or were) very much alive? Every … Continue reading Writing Personal Essays!
How to Use Prologues, Part 11, Prologues and Epilogues
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 epilogues in relation to prologues. Here's a link to the previous post on Recap of Tools. What is an Epilogue? An epilogue is like a prologue in that it adds to … Continue reading How to Use Prologues, Part 11, Prologues and Epilogues
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