Monthly Archives: September 2022

Welcome to the Magical Apple Orchard: One Bushel Per Person

Hello there.  Welcome to the orchard where all of our apples have a little bit of magic in them.  No worms in there either.  We have the same rules as all other orchards where you can eat while gathering.  Best … Continue reading

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Rewrites and Second Drafts: A Necessary Evil.

Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’d like to talk about rewrites and second drafts. Some writers have all the skills needed … Rewrites and Second Drafts: A Necessary Evil.

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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and it starts tonight.  Figured I would post up some memes to celebrate the event.  That and I became too busy and tired to research an animal for the usual Sunday fun.  Enjoy!

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Goal Post: Where Did the Warmth Go?

It’s cold today. Yes, I know it’s now autumn, but I was still comfortably wearing shorts on Thursday.  If you wonder about yesterday, I was uncomfortably wearing shorts.  Today, I’m going to have to see how many of my jeans … Continue reading

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Questions 3: What If You Woke Up in a New World?

As authors, I think we imagine ourselves in other worlds to begin with.  It might not be us exactly, but we exist in these worlds through our characters.  So, the concept of an Isekai isn’t too farfetched.  Probably why it … Continue reading

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Character Development and Diversity

Hello SE readers, Gwen with you today and together we’ll review and conclude the series on diversity and character development. Over the last several… Character Development and Diversity

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Poetry Day: Casualties of the Morning Drive

(This always annoyed me when I had a long commute.  After a while, my mind would start picking on various story ideas.  I’d still be focusing on the road, of course, but I would think about these things at red … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing an Isekai Story

Isekai can be tricky even though it looks easy.  People think it’s only about having someone transported to another world and leave it at that.  Makes sense since this means the main character acts as an avatar for the audience.  … Continue reading

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Story Development and Execution Part 11: Mid-Level Self-Editing

Ciao, SEers. Today is part eleven of the series, and we’re continuing with self-editing. We’ve reached the mid-level revision. By now, you should … Story Development and Execution Part 11: Mid-Level Self-Editing

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Guest – Staci Troilo Discusses The Haunting of Chatham Hollow #newbook

I am so pleased to be hosting a fellow Story Empire author today. Staci is here to talk about the book she and Mae Clair have collaborated on that … Guest – Staci Troilo Discusses The Haunting of Chatham Hollow … Continue reading

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