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Writing Question: Conflict

Hi everyone! I have a post for you from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire today that’s all about conflict … 🙂 Ciao, SEers. Seems my time for a Friday post has rolled around again. This is the week of

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These look like fun: Tools to engage your creativity!

Hi everyone, happy Monday! It’s so hot and humid here … Well, not to worry, as we have author Mae Clair over on Story Empire today with a great post on Creative Tools. I’m off to do more investigating because

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My week in review and writing links

Happy Friday everyone! Well, this is me winding down for the weekend, and I thought I’d share my week with you as well as some useful writing links. This is my first such post, and my intention is to try

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Working with an editor – some tips and advice #amwriting #writinganovel #writingtips #selfpublishing

Having had a bad experience recently, I had been toying with a post on ‘How Not to Treat Your Editor’. However, this post from Allison Williams says it all on ‘what to do’. Please do check it out. And seriously,

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Summer and Writing

Author Joan Hall has a nice post on summer and writing over on Story Empire today … ooh, now that cocktail looks rather inviting! … Hello, SE Readers! Hope all is well in your world this Monday. My post today

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Get the Most Out of Dictation With These Tips

For any writers who’ve thought about saving time writing by dictating, this is the post for you! 🙂   Hello to all the story Empire readers. I hope everyone had a good Memorial day weekend. For those of us not

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Whatchagot Stew

Check out this great post from Craig Boyack over on Story Empire from yesterday (I’m late posting!) … clever stuff …   Happy Memorial Day all the SEers in the USA, and welcome to everyone else out there too. Many

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Confessions of a (soon to be) Reformed Pantser

Check out this entertaining post from Mae Clair over on Story Empire today … are you a plotter or pantser? Do your characters ever hijack you? Hello, SEers! Mae here today with an overdue confession. Perhaps I should explain how

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What Hinders Your Creativity?

A great post from author Joan Hall over on Story Empire today … Hello SE Readers! Or should I say hello creatives? That’s right; whether you’re an artist, a musician, or a writer, you are creative. You create pictures, music,

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Plants and Payoffs

A great post on writing plants and payoffs by Craig Boyack over on Story Empire today … Craig with you today. My topic is going to be those plants and payoffs we use when writing our stories. This is one

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Don’t Do This, Ever: Faleena Hopkins Cocks The Whole Entire Fuck Up

One of those posts you DON’T want to see first thing in the morning … all authors, you need to read this! OMG, what next??? Thanks to Jenny Trout of jennytrout.com for posting about this.   Source: Don’t Do This, Ever:

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Friday Fiction: A Helping Hand

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a little while. I’ve been off enjoying the Mediterranean instead, lols. Now I’m back, watch this space! 🙂 Over on Story Empire today, Craig Boyack has come up with an awesome fiction prompt

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Friday Fiction Prompt: Chained to the Desk

Hello everyone! Today, over on Story Empire, we have our monthly Friday Fiction Prompt. Check it out at: http://storyempire.com/2018/04/06/friday-fiction-prompt-4/. Mae Clair used a word cloud as the prompt. I chose ‘subdue’ as my ‘writing rocket’. Below is the short fiction

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Bonus Friday: Author Update

Check outnews from our Story Empire authors … new books, upcoming books, and more …   Happy Friday, SEers! This month is one of the few this year that has five Fridays rather than four. It doesn’t happen often enough

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Basic Plots: Rebirth

A great post from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire today about ‘Rebirth’ as one of the seven basic plots … Happy Spring! Despite what the groundhog said, yesterday marked the end of winter. On the calendar, anyway. With the

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#NewRelease “Backstage” by Harmony Kent @harmony_kent #Erotica #Romance #IARTG #ASMSG

Join me over at Soooz’s place as she helps me launch my latest book, Backstage … 🙂 Welcome everyone, today I’m delighted to feature author Harmony Kent with her New Release “Backstage” Let’s meet the author! Indie Author Harmony Kent

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Friday Writing Question, tools

An interesting writing question from Craig Boyack over on Story Empire today … Hi gang, Craig here again. We take turns on Fridays, and the assignments are rotating. This time my task is to pose a writing question. Seems simple

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A Big Welcome to Harmony Kent Talking About Her New Book Backstage

A lovely post today from John Howell helping me release my latest book … I am so delighted to have Harmony Kent visit Fiction Favorites. If you don’t know Harmony you should. She describes herself as a Multi-Genre Author. Editor.

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Backing Up Social Media

Hello SErs! Harmony here. Happy Wednesday 🙂 After my debacle with Facebook last month (see my post HERE), I thought it might be helpful to write something on the importance of backing-up your soci… Source: Backing Up Social Media

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An Oscar Winning Performance

Great post on story ideas and our obligation to make our books the best they can be … from Joan Hall over on Story Empire … Hollywood hosted its 90th Academy Awards event last week – a night for the

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An open dialog on characters

A fun and interesting post about Character Arcs and Development from author Craig Boyack over on Story Empire today. You really do want to check this out … including the brilliant imagery! 🙂   Hi, gang. Craig here again. I’m

The Wrong Slide

Happy Friday, everyone! 🙂  Today, over on Story Empire, we have a Friday Fiction Prompt, where we invite everyone to write and share a short story. Find Staci Troilo’s Story Empire post at: Story Empire Friday Fiction Prompt: Limited and Focused

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AmWriting!-15 & Final Day!!

Hi everyone. Today is my fifteenth and final day of writing, and I’ve written 2,300 words today, bringing my total to 50,277 words. The first draft is complete! Whoo-hoo 🙂 I began day one on February 5th and took off

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AmWriting!-14

Hello everyone! Today makes day fourteen of writing Backstage, and I’ve managed 6,000 words! Yes, you did just read that correctly … that’s SIX THOUSAND words! Wowzers 🙂 And on a workday too. That brings my fourteen-day total to 47,916.

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A Big Thanks To Our Readers

Story Empire, a blog I write with five other authors, has been named in the Top 50 Writing Blogs! Check it out here … 🙂   Good morning, SE Readers. Joan here today with an extra post this week. Back

AmWriting!-13

Hello everyone! Happy Monday 🙂 Today makes my thirteenth day of writing Backstage.  As well as working, I have managed 4,200 words … bringing my overall total to a staggering 41,886 words! 🙂 Here is a ‘sneek peek’ for you

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AmWriting!-12

Hello everyone! Another productive day here despite this cold (virus and weather, lols).  I started on an editing project today and completed 10% of that.  Also, I designed a twitter banner for Backstage …   And, I’ve written another 2000

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AmWriting!-11

Hi everyone. Today makes day 11 of my days writing. I have written 2200 words today, and that brings my total to 35,638. Am full of cold, again, today an am clocking off a little early. I can’t believe how

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AmWriting!-10

Hello everyone! Today is day ten of writing my latest novel BACKSTAGE. Here’s an interesting thing: I finished day nine on 29,433 words, and I’ve just stopped writing and checked the count: 33,433! Bang on 4,000 words without even trying

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AmWriting!-9

Hello everyone. Today is day nine of my writing spree. I’ve found it harder to knuckle down today, and it’s been slower going.  Still, I’ve managed another 1195 words, bringing my overall total to 29,433.  Here’s another ‘sneek peek’ for

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