Hi SEers. John with you today. When I considered what to write about, I thought of several things. After taking a tour of some of the topics, my fellow members had scheduled, it became very obvious most of the erudite subjects had already been taken. I was also surprised to see that most … Continue reading What Should I Post Today?
Hi SEers. John with you today. This is the first Story Empire post of 2022. Let me wish you all a prosperous and Happy New Year. (Maybe I’m the last to do that, but the sentiment remains) The new year means many things to all of us. But to those of us who … Continue reading Writing Goals for the New Year
Hi again, gang. Craig with you once more to continue my series on Three Act Structure. If you’re coming in here, the previous posts were Act 1, and Act 2 Part 1. At this point, we’ve established the environment of the story, met the main character and any quirks he/she might have. We also introduced … Continue reading The Three Acts: Act 2, Part 2
Hi, Gang. Craig with you again with a continuation of my series about Three Act Structure. Many of you enjoyed the post about Act 1, but if you missed it, here is a link. By the end of Act 1, we should have the setting, main character(s), problem being faced, and stakes well defined. I’m … Continue reading The Three Acts: Act2, Part 1
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. You’ve probably heard the terms planner, plotter, and panster. Some writers must have a detailed outline before writing the first word of a novel. Others write by the seat of their pants and let the story (or characters) determine what happens. I’m somewhere between. When I begin a … Continue reading Useful Writing Tools