Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Hi SErs! It's a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, I'd like to start a new series of posts on Homonyms to share with you. Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs: Words that fall under any of these three categories often confuse readers and writers alike. So, what are they? HOMONYMS are … Continue reading Homonyms with Harmony, Part 1–Introduction
Story Verbing Part 1
Greetings, Story Empire mavens! Today’s post starts a two-parter on the nuances of choosing effective verbs to enhance description. Sure, it sounds simple, but you might be impressed with the possibilities. Per my pattern, this post starts with the basics so Part 2 next month will let us explore, play, experiment, brainstorm, innovate—pick some cool … Continue reading Story Verbing Part 1
The Forced Inspiration of Daily Word Counts!
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’m discussing daily word counts and forced inspiration. I’ve seen it on many blogs, in Facebook groups, and in tweets across the internet: Authors boasting of daily word counts. “I force myself to write at least a thousand words per day,” one claims. Another swears by … Continue reading The Forced Inspiration of Daily Word Counts!
How to Use Prologues, Part 12, Summary
Image courtesy of Tumisu via Pixabay Hi SErs! It's a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, as promised, we're here to close up this series on prologues with an easy, at-a-glance summary of the whole topic. For your convenience, I've created an A4 downloadable jpeg, which you can save and print if … Continue reading How to Use Prologues, Part 12, Summary
Narrative Choice, Part 2
by Stephen Geez In “Narrative Choice Part 1” I started with the basics in narrative choice—voice, tense, and identity. For Part 2 we’ll flex more of the kinds of choices we need to make for our narrators. We fiction-spinners focus a lot on knowing our characters, but too often we default to basic narrators. You … Continue reading Narrative Choice, Part 2
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