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Writing Chapter One – Tips

Greetings, Storytellers! Diana here today. I hope you’re all writing up a storm. I’ve wanted to write about first chapters for a while, primarily … Writing Chapter One – Tips

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We’re All Different

Originally posted on Seymour Stories:
This started out as a reply to a blog post on Legends of Windemere (Writing Characters from Maligned and Abused Groups), but it struck a chord with me, and I ended up writing my own…

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Author Growth

Hello, SEers, and welcome to another Mae Day on Story Empire. Let’s chat writer growth.  Last winter, a local newspaper featured me in an article. I … Author Growth

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When the Character Doesn’t Want to Go Back

Author– As their swords collide and the battle reaches its climax . .. FLASHBACK! Hero–  Wait!  What are you doing? Author–  Perfect time for a flashback. Hero–  No!  It’s a terrible time. Villain–  Let’s hear him out. Hero–  Shut up.  … Continue reading

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Indie Versus Traditional: The Author’s Dilemma

Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I am going to share my thoughts on indie publishing versus traditional. What would make a … Indie Versus Traditional: The Author’s Dilemma

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7 Tips to Using Flashbacks and Not Lose the Audience

Flashbacks are popular.  They’re also misused all the time because people think they can be dropped in whenever they want.  It’s like having a smooth ride and then throwing a cardboard box in the way.  Sure, you might run it … Continue reading

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Characters and Diversity. Part 3 – PHYSICAL ABILITY

Hello SE friends, Gwen with you today, and together we will venture further into the theme of diversity. In June, I wrote about including racial … Characters and Diversity. Part 3 – PHYSICAL ABILITY

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What Writers Should Do During the Dead Month – by Erica Verrillo…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: Businessman laying down in a suit isolated on white background August is affectionately known as the “dead month” in the publishing industry.…

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Story Development and Execution Part 9: Writing Action

Ciao, SEers. Today is part nine of the series: writing action. While this is important for the thriller genre, I mean the more general term, which … Story Development and Execution Part 9: Writing Action

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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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