Monthly Archives: January 2023

Goal Post: End of Another Quarter

The second quarter of the 2022-2023 school year has ended . . . Time is going by quickly, but it’s also dragging.  Not sure how that’s possible. Anyway, I have to admit that I didn’t get much in the way … Continue reading

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Time to Populate the Dungeon . . . On a Budget

Dungeon Master–  Time to get my lair ready.  What do we have on the list? Contractor– You wanted to order some monsters.  Got the list right here. DM– Excellent. Let’s start with the entrance. Contractor– I have some gargoyles on … Continue reading

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How to Use Prologues, Part 11, Prologues and Epilogues

Image courtesy of Tumisu via Pixabay Hi SErs! It’s a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about epilogues in relation to … How to Use Prologues, Part 11, Prologues and Epilogues

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Poetry Day: Death to the Remixer

(Forgot which remix set me off on this one.  Probably went overboard, but I really hated the new version.) The horror that you made Thinking you have skill With an ear made all of tin All I hear is noise … Continue reading

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The Last Drive Tour with Joan Hall

I am excited to be with Joan Hall to talk about The Last Drive. You can visit her post HERE. Joan and I are both members of Story Empire. Since the … The Last Drive Tour with Joan Hall

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Need a Monster? Make an Animal Gigantic

One of the most common ways to come up with a monster is to simply go large.  These are traditionally called ‘dire’ beasts, which simply means these are animals that are bigger than normal.  They also tend to be more … Continue reading

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Creature Feature #1

Hi Gang. Craig with you for my first post of the new year. I was lamenting a lack of ideas for Story Empire content, when one of my colleagues … Creature Feature #1

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The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks Paperback and eBook Available!

The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks is a fun, popular, and interesting addition to my library.  It stands as the only short story collection I’ve written, but the odd thing is that middle adjective.  People really enjoy Ichabod’s adventures.  … Continue reading

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#2 of 2022: Chase Scene Post?

(Surprised to see this one in the Top 5 much less at #2.  Originally posted on January 14th, 2022.) While a staple of action movies, the chase scene isn’t as easy to pull off when it comes to books.  They … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Elements In Writing – Intro

Hello, SE’ers! It’s the beginning of a new year and the start of a new series. I hope your year has started off strong with abundant inspiration! I … Metaphysical Elements In Writing – Intro

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