Monthly Archives: July 2022

Teenager Memes: In Honor of My Son Turning 13

As mentioned yesterday, my son turned 13 this past week.  I was so busy preparing for his party and trying not to collapse from long Covid that I decided to use today to do an easy ‘meme’ collection post.  Of … Continue reading

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Goal Post: No Real Progress to Report

I’m not even going to look at what my goals were.  Doubt I made any of them because this week had an unexpected hurdle.  It’s one that may carry through the entire summer from the look of things. For those … Continue reading

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Starting at the End: Reverse Chronology

Don’t hold the term in the title against me.  I couldn’t find a consistent label for when a story starts at the end.  ‘Reverse chronology’ caught my eye a few times and I liked the sound of it.  Makes sense … Continue reading

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How to Use Prologues, Part 5, Backstory Delivery

Hi SErs! It’s a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about Backstory Delivery in a prologue. Here’s a link to the previous … How to Use Prologues, Part 5, Backstory Delivery

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Poetry Day: Booting Up

(Anybody else relate to this one?) My laptop wakes like a drunken snail. I only need to check my email. A shadow of its former speed. Does it not know my urgent need? I rarely add a program to its … Continue reading

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In Medias Res: Starting a Story in the Middle

This is what caused me to think up this week’s topic: IN MEDIAS RES.  I’d never heard of it even though I’m sure I’ve seen it.  This is very popular in film noir, but it shows up in plenty of … Continue reading

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Things in Books that Annoy Readers

Hello SEers, It’s John again. Happy Hump Day. Today I want to talk about things that annoy readers. In doing so, maybe we can all avoid putting … Things in Books that Annoy Readers

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Teaser Tuesday: Everyone Wants Darwin

As I said, the action scenes are different for Darwin.  He runs away and causes chaos a lot, so you won’t get tons of head-t0-head battles.  That’s just not his style.  So, I hope this gives you a decent idea … Continue reading

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Starting Stories at the Start

Did you know that a story can start at any point?  I’m sure most people did, but they aren’t always easy to pull off.  I’ve never had the urge to start a story from the middle or the end, but … Continue reading

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Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about common grammar errors in writing. Back in the day, run-on sentences used to be a big problem. My teachers would … WRITING AND COMMON MISTAKES

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