Ciao, SEers! Today, we're moving on in the setting series. We've already discussed time and locale. Today, we're going to discuss what's probably my favorite element: atmosphere. Another way to think of it is "mood." What can you include in your story that will impact the emotions the character feels? (And, consequently, what the reader … Continue reading Elements of Setting: Atmosphere
Elements of Setting: Locale
Ciao, SEers! The last time we met, we talked about time. Today, we're moving on to the next of the four elements of setting: locale. "Locale" is the answer to "where" your story takes place. This is both on the grand scale and on the small. Grand Scale Locale When we talk about the grand … Continue reading Elements of Setting: Locale
Why Do You Write?
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Happy first day of February. Today’s post is a bit different, but one all writers can relate to. For me, and many writers, we must write. There’s a driving force within that compels us to put words on paper. Why do you write? I asked my Story Empire … Continue reading Why Do You Write?
Elements of Setting: Time
Ciao, SEers! Today, we're going to talk a little about the four elements of setting. More precisely, the first element: time. I could give you the simple dictionary definition, or one so complex only Einstein or Hawking would understand it. (And yes, I'd have to plagiarize them to do so.) But for our purposes, we're … Continue reading Elements of Setting: Time
Wrapping Up 2022
Hey, SE Readers. We've come to the end of another year, and it's been an exciting one for Story Empire. Comments are closed today, but on behalf of all the Story Empire authors, I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year and share a few highlights from 2022. New Members In January, we announced … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2022
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