Category: Story Empire

Pretty Yakky Stuff!

Hi everyone! Today I have guest author Craig Boyack telling us all about his latest book The Yak Guy Project. Just from the cover, I can say it looks like a lot of fun! Take it away Craig … Thanks

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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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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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A Love of Libraries #NationalLibraryWorkersDay

Check out this lovely article on Libraries and reading from Mae Clair over on Story Empire today … oh what memories … Happy Hump Day, SEers! Did you know that yesterday was National Library Workers Day? If you’re like most

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Basic Plots: Tragedy

The second of seven basic plot types from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire today. We’ve had rebirth, and now we have the Tragedy … Ciao, SEers. On March 21, I started a series of posts on the seven basic

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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: 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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Let’s Talk Goodreads

Check out Joan Hall’s article on Goodreads and Amazon over on Story Empire … Hello, SE readers. I would venture there isn’t an author who at one time or another, hasn’t been upset with Amazon and its review policies. It

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Size Matters: What do you look for in size?

Hi everyone. Happy Easter Monday! Today, I have a post over on Story Empire about book size and print-on-demand publishing. Check it out … 🙂 Hello SErs! Harmony here. Happy Monday! Well, with yesterday being both April Fool’s day and

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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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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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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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New Book: Gamble

Hello everyone, Today, it gives me great pleasure to host Staci Troilo on the release of her latest book, GAMBLE. This is the second book in her Nightforce Security Series. I read the first one, PASSWORD, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Friday Book Share ~ When Night Comes

It’s time for the Friday Book share over on Story Empire today. Check out Joan Hall’s choice … Hello, SE Readers. Can you believe we’re already in March? And since it’s the second Frida of the month, it’s book share

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Throwing Darts Blindfolded & Author Considerations

A thought-provoking post on the various publishing routes available to authors by P.H. Solomon over on Story Empire … Making choices self-publishing choices can feel like throwing darts blindfolded. With all the changes to publishing in the last decade or

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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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Cusp of Night Cover Reveal!

Hi everyone! It gives me great pleasure today to showcase the book cover for author Mae Clair’s latest novel … and I have to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover!   Cusp of Night by Mae Clair Release Date:

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An informative post from Staci Troilo on Story Empire about word count and genre …. How Do I Write Thee? Let Me Count the Words.

via How Do I Write Thee? Let Me Count the Words.

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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


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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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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Friday Book Cover: A few tricks

An informative post on book covers and the rules of art by C.S. Boyack over on Story Empire…   Hi gang, Craig here once more. Toward the end of last year we adopted a group of alternating topics for Story


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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A fun post on observing and writing from author Joan Hall over on Story Empire …   Hello SE Readers. This post is going to sound like I’m rambling but bear with me. I do have a purpose for it,

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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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