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?
Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today. One of my first posts for Story Empire was titled “What’s in a Name?” It was about the importance of selecting character names that matched age, ethnicity, gender, etc. We writers are free to go outside the box so to speak, especially if you tend to be a bit … Continue reading The Name Game
Hi, SEers! Mae here on my day to share a favorite book. This is always a tough one for me as there are so many great choices. Although my preferred reading genre is mystery/suspense/thriller, I often find gems elsewhere. Such is the case with A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. What makes this story … Continue reading Friday Book Share: A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
Greetings Story Empire readers! This week we continue with another use of Scrivener's Inspector - Document References . Just as a refresher, the Inspector is turned on by clicking on View in Scrivener. Slide down the menu to Layout and click on Inspector in the fly-out menu that is displayed (for keyboard command enthusiasts use … Continue reading How to Use Scrivener as a Reference Library
Ciao, amici. We've been discussing the story bible. So far, we have the overview and the series premise. Today, we're going to cover character sheets. There are a few things you absolutely need to keep consistent when you create a character. Appearance, age, and the character arc. Filling out this simple form will give you … Continue reading Character Sheets