Monthly Archives: February 2021

Biographies and Character Evolution: A Head Start?

A goal of writing is to evolve our characters.  If they are the same at the end of their adventure as they were at the beginning then we missed something.  Even if they go back home, there needs to be … Continue reading

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Immortal Wars: Light, Blood, & Tears Part 6

(Disclaimer: A warning to those who continue.  This is a sequel to a previous story.  Both of these were written in the mid-1990’s.  While the first one was slightly edited and vanity press published, this one has not been touched … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Character Biographies

Sticking with the character biography topic, we’re going to look into a few tips for those who want to use this trick.  I’m sure this isn’t for everyone.  It’s a big plotter/planner tool alongside outlines and summaries.  You can also … Continue reading

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Getting it Done with Writing Sprints

Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Hope you’re enjoying this chilly, um, frigid February. Perfect weather for staying indoors to write. You’re … Getting it Done with Writing Sprints

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Music of Legends of Windemere: Ritual of the Lost Lamb

Coming to the homestretch here since Legends of Windemere: Ritual of the Lost Lamb is where things took an unexpected turn.  As you can see, Luke Callindor is in a lot of trouble.  This is the book where the heroes take a … Continue reading

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Is There a Point in Character Bios?

I can already hear at least once pantser preparing to explain why they don’t do this.  If it helps, person with fingers at the ready, you’re right.  Character biographies don’t work for everyone.  They aren’t even universal because everyone has … Continue reading

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Do You Participate in Prompts? Maybe You Should

Image by John W. Howell Hi, John here with you SEers. First of all, I wish you all a Happy Presidents Day on behalf of the Story Empire team. If you … Do You Participate in Prompts? Maybe You Should

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Monster Hunters and Treasure Hunters: A Tale of Two Stories

So, I’ve run into an issue with two series that I wanted to write way down the line.  One of them is an older idea that I keep tinkering with.  The other is a newer one that is very similar, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This Winter Break Started. Seriously, I Really Need a Break

This was a fairly short week as far as work went.  That didn’t make it any less busy since I work with the testing center.  It makes sense that people are scrambling to run or make up tests before a … Continue reading

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Dudley’s Desk Depot: Free Pen with Every Purchase (Wet Ink Not Guaranteed)

Welcome and what do you want?  A desk?  Sure, we have those as you can tell by the name up there.  I’m not Dudley.  My name is Dale, but I didn’t want people making dancer or chipmunk jokes.  So, do … Continue reading

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