Monthly Archives: February 2023

How to Use Prologues, Part 12, Summary

Image courtesy of Tumisu via Pixabay Hi SErs! It’s a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, as promised, we’re here to close up this series on… How to Use Prologues, Part 12, Summary

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Teaser Tuesday: Collison of Monsters

Let’s jump to War of Nytefall: Savagery where Clyde met a monster that could toss him around.  This was a story that I was building up to without much in the way of foreshadowing.  I knew I needed one volume where … Continue reading

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The Smartest Hero in the Room

One of the hardest characters to write may be the genius hero.  This is the one who knows about everything and supplies answers to all questions.  He might not even be in the main cast, but he’s there to make … Continue reading

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Writing the End – Part IV

Greetings Storytellers.  Diana here today. I’m back with more thoughts on how to end our books. So far, in this series of posts about Endings, we’ve … Writing the End – Part IV

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The Mongolian Wild Horse: Another Story of Reintroduction

We actually have these animals at the Bronx Zoo.  They are called Mongolian Wild Horses, Przewalski’s horse, takhi, and Dzungarian horse.  Sadly, they were made extinct in the wild for the following reasons: Competition with livestock. Hunting . . . … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Made It To Winter Break!

The title really says it all.  This was a week of just making it to the break.  I didn’t get to work on Darwin & the Demon Game because I was too tired.  Work was crazy since we have a week … Continue reading

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Origins of Monsters

Creating monsters for a fantasy world can be done in a variety of ways.  None of them are better than the others, so the author can use the one that suits them best.  It doesn’t even have to be one … Continue reading

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Creating Character Voice

Hi, SEers. Welcome to another Mae Day on Story Empire. Thanks for joining me for a discussion on character voice.  As authors, we know the importance… Creating Character Voice

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Poetry Day: Devil’s Advocate

(Sometimes, I play devil’s advocate, but I try to do it with friendly debates.  Not when someone is talking about their dreams unless they ask me to do so.  The devil’s advocate role gets used by so many people to … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Creating Monsters

Let’s be clear.  There really aren’t many solid rules to monster making.  At least when it comes to fiction.  In reality, you have to struggle with the ethics of creating a monster and hope it doesn’t kill you when it … Continue reading

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