Hello, SE Readers. Today is Columbus Day in the United States. Christopher Columbus first set foot in the new world on October 12, 1492, but the holiday was changed to the second Monday in October so that people could enjoy a three-day weekend. I’ve always been interested in history. As a child, the story of … Continue reading Oh, Christopher!
Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today to talk about settings and making them realistic. Lots of things occur behind the scenes before an author published a novel. Whether the writer is a planner or a panster, he or she must decide a few things such as genre, character names, and premise before beginning to write … Continue reading Choosing a Setting and Getting it Right
Hello, SE Readers. It’s time for another Friday book share. I drew the honors this month and decided to look back into my archives. I’ve always been interested in history and the assasination President John F. Kennedy. Theories about the assassination have floated around for years. Was there more than one shooter? Were shots fired … Continue reading Friday Book Share: Frame 232 (A Jason Hammond Novel)
Hello to all the Story Empire readers. P. H. Solomon here today with a few outlining ideas. We've had more than a few posts on this site addressing our approaches to this writing task ( which is admittedly odious to some writers out there). Here are a few of those posts: Recently, Joan Hall gave … Continue reading Pantsing Toward an Outline: a Hybrid Approach
Hi, Gang. Craig here, at least first. This is one of those months with an extra Friday, and that means a group post. I thought it would be fun for the six of us to talk about our Questing Beast. What does that mean in author terms? We all try different things as writers, and … Continue reading Friday Group Post: Questing Beasts