I once heard a writing instructor say he never reads a prologue. He was of the opinion that anything written in a prologue was unnecessary and a writer should say what they want to say in the first chapter. I’ve heard others say the same thing, but I beg to differ. If a book contains … Continue reading Prologues – Yea or Nay?
At its heart, Scrivener as a writer's development tool and that means it's affective from the very beginning of a writing project. Let's look at how to get started. Without even discussing it, Craig and I happened on the same general topic this week, just from differing places. It's great that we happened on the … Continue reading Outline With Scrivener Without Outlining
Hello, Story Empire readers! Today, I'd like to cover a topic about Scrivener that may help a few of you out when you didn't know you needed help. A while back, I wrote on this blog about using Auto-complete and Keywords. Today, I'm going to expand on those tools in regard to developing a series … Continue reading 4 Ways to Pack the Power of Scrivener into Your Series
Hello SEers! It's great to see you here today 🙂 When we write, we create things twice—first, in the mind, and then in the real world. To make the best reality, we have to begin with the end in mind. If we want to tell a story, to sit and write a novel, then we … Continue reading The End in Mind
Hi SE’rs, Joan here. Happy first day of March. The Story Empire authors are expanding our blogging schedule to Mondays and Wednesdays along with a Friday share thread. I’m the first to post on Wednesday. Today, I want to talk about character names. A couple of months ago, while outlining my current WIP, I said … Continue reading What’s in a Name?