Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’m discussing book trailers. Are they worth the effort? Book trailers, like so much in the indie publishing world, have become a staple of the promotion game. Book trailers can convey the gist of a novel in a matter of a minute or two. The great … Continue reading Book Trailers: Are They Worth the Effort?
Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about something I do a lot of—reading. I have always been impressed when I run across a beautiful passage that stays with me after I finish the book. Now, as a writer, I note things I like—or don’t. It is not only something I enjoy but a learning experience. … Continue reading WRITERS AND READING
Hey, SE Readers. Joan here today. Many of us face times when we need a break from writing. Whether you balance a full-time job with writing or write for a living, we all need to step aside for a while. I’d like to note that D. L. Finn wrote an excellent post earlier this year … Continue reading Signs You Might Need a Writing Break
Hello S.E. friend, Gwen with you today, and I’m going to begin with a question. Why do you write? This question became front and center for me when I learned of Western writer C.J. Petit. Do you know of him? He’s published over ninety books, has thousands of very positive reviews, and all but one … Continue reading The Miracle of the Written Word
Hello Story Empire friends, Gwen with you today. Last week John Howell and I began a conversation about different-than-you characters. You can read his post here. Today's post is the second part of that conversation. When we embarked on this journey, I don't think either of us realized the complexity of the topic. Sometimes we … Continue reading Different-Than-You Gender Characters Part II