Hello SE friends, Recently I read a book that involved the troubled relationship between the oldest daughter in the family and the youngest. It was fascinating and got me wondering about the role of birth order in our characters. I did some research and discovered there are volumes on the topic and plenty of anecdotal … Continue reading BIRTH ORDER and CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Using Dialect and Vernacular
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and the new year is off to a good start. Regional dialect and vernacular are commonplace. Here in the United States alone, we have Appalachia, the deep south, Texas, the Midwest, and the northeast just to name a few. We … Continue reading Using Dialect and Vernacular
Writing the End – Part II
Greetings Storytellers! Last month I introduced the topic of endings and how important they are to creating a satisfying and lasting impression of our books: Writing the End, Part One. Now, it’s time to browse through some common types of endings. Not all types of endings are mutually exclusive, and the goal isn’t to pick … Continue reading Writing the End – Part II
Why Write Short Stories?
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on short stories. Why write short stories? The answer is quite simple: short stories offer instant gratification for both writer and reader. A short story can be written in a day or two. It can be read in a matter of minutes. I … Continue reading Why Write Short Stories?
Writing through the Seasons
Hello SE friends. Gwen with you today. Winter is upon us in the northern hemisphere, and the change of seasons and related celebrations prompt today’s post. In the United States, we recently enjoyed Thanksgiving, and in a couple of weeks, we celebrate Christmas. Since the beginning of time, we humans have found reasons to revel. We’re … Continue reading Writing through the Seasons
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