Hello SErs. Harmony here 🙂 Today, I'd like to take a look at designing a book cover for your latest master piece while ensuring you don't break one of the many copyright rules. Whether you make the cover yourself or hire a designer, a good chance exists that you'll use a stock image for it. … Continue reading Are You Legal?
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Happy Friday 🙂 Before I get to today's question, I want to tell you a joke (yeah, sorry about this) ... A guy brings a squirrel into a bar and sets the cage down. The bartender says, 'What's that?' 'A mystery writer.' 'What? That looks like a squirrel.' 'Yeah,' the guys … Continue reading Friday Writing Question: Where do You Start?
Hello SErs! Harmony here. With all the recent changes to Twitter's tweeting and auto-tweet rules, I thought it might be useful to talk about how we can use the IFTTT platform to help us out a little. I used to subscribe to Roundteam, which took care of a lot of my retweets for me, and … Continue reading How to use IFTTT (If This, Then That) with Twitter
Hello SErs. Harmony here. Today I wanted to look at characterisation. Making my characters look, sound, and feel different has always been a challenging part of writing for me, and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to show the many personality types that make up the human species. I don't read horoscopes (or … Continue reading Using Horoscopes for Characterisation
Happy President's Day to all the Story Empire readers! Best wishes to everyone and enjoy the day if you have time off. Being a writer is lonely and being a self-published author can be trying to the nerves as you constantly juggle writing, publishing and marketing. The latter can challenge even the most stouthearted among … Continue reading How You Can Grow with Self-Publishing