Monthly Archives: August 2022

Story Development and Execution Part 10: Macro-Level Self-Editing

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Ciao, SEers. Today is part ten of the series, and we’re getting into self-editing. The first step in the revision process is to work on the macro-level, or on the biggest issues. Joan introduced us…

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Poetry Day: Buried Alive

(A small and creepy one.  Pretty self-explanatory.) I hear your steps above As they echo through the earth I refuse to yell or scream For fear of eating soil A taste I will not love Instead I kick and beat … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Underwater Fantasy Adventures

There’s a lot to consider when writing an underwater adventure.  It gets even more difficult if you’re writing in a fantasy world.  That or it’s easier depending on how much you want to mess with the laws of nature.  We’ll … Continue reading

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Series Fiction

Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. In my last post, I spoke of story length. Today we’ll discuss writing a series of books. First, let’s talk … Series Fiction

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Sŭbmarine-Ër #New Book – Guest Blog by Robert G. Williscroft

Since my dad was a naval aviator in World War II, I have been interested in all things Navy. I am therefore delighted to have as a guest Robert G. … Sŭbmarine-Ër #New Book – Guest Blog by Robert G. … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: A Merchant and His Assassin

I haven’t really highlighted any of the villains.  One needs to remain a secret, but I have these two fun ones.  Really enjoyed writing Urian Coy because I don’t get to do pompous merchants as often as I’d like.  Eris … Continue reading

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Writing an Underwater Adventure and Not Getting Wet

I remember this happening in a few Dungeons & Dragons games.  We’d be land-based heroes with the occasional ocean adventure involving ships.  Then, our group would be thrown a curveball in the form of a quest that takes place nearly … Continue reading

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Life as a submariner

I’ve been on the Voice of Indie Podcast and had a great time. The guys are still going strong, and today they’re promoting a book by Robert … Life as a submariner

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When Characters Try to Run the Show

Hi, SEers John with you today. I hope your Monday is starting well. How about those characters? I mean, who gives them the right to walk off with a … When Characters Try to Run the Show

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The Dhole: Endangered Asiatic Wild Dog

My son and I first learned about the Dhole (pronounced like Dole) from an episode of the Wild Kratts.  These are wild dogs are found in various areas of Asia.  They have many names too.  Whistling dog, red dog, mountain … Continue reading

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