A lot of work goes into writing a well-developed novel. Planning, plotting, outlining (even pansters need a general story idea). An author must create interesting characters and settings, write scenes that keep the reader interested… The list goes on. Writers need to know proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Even when sending to an editor, the … Continue reading Creating a Strong Story With Character Arcs
Happy Friday, SE Readers. Today we begin a new feature on Story Empire, our Friday Fiction prompt. If you read P. H.'s post earlier this week, you already know we are trying something new this year. The first Friday of every month we'll have either a photo or a word prompt. Readers are invited to … Continue reading Friday Fiction Prompt
Hello and Happy New Year to all the Story Empire readers and my fellow authors! 2017 was a fantastic year for Story Empire, one in which our site saw quite a lot of growth. To start 2018 off right, I'm announcing our changes so all our readers will know what to expect from us. While … Continue reading Happy New Year & 2018 Changes for Story Empire!
Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today with my last post of this year. What??? Yes, we're wrapping up 2017. Can someone tell me who stole it? I’m sure January 1 was only a few days ago. My mom always said the older a person got, the faster time went. She was right. Anyway, I just … Continue reading Wrapping it Up
Merry Christmas, SE readers! Today, I share the gift of good Scrivener news, just in time for the holidays - as Joan has listed the software as a good writer gift. It's been well known for a while that Literature & Latte, makers of Scrivener, that newer versions of the software were in the works. … Continue reading What’s New With Scrivener 3?