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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. Happy Friday and Happy New Year! Because I missed the last two weeks, we have a bumper list for you today. So, if like me you were internet AWOL, this will help you to catch up if you

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8 Ways Scrivener Assists Writers

When I originally gave Scrivener a whirl several years I didn’t know how the software worked. But I read several articles and posts about how other writers put this writing tool to good use. I took… Source: 8 Ways Scrivener

A new kind of tension

Happy October everyone. Craig here again, and I’m on record more than once saying that tension sells stories. We try to use whatever we can to get some tense moments into our tales. The world… Source: A new kind of

Using Vignettes

Hello SErs! Harmony here. I hope this finds you all well. Today, I wanted to talk about using vignettes in your novels. Here is the dictionary definition of a vignette: vignette viːˈnjɛt,vɪˈnjɛt/ n… Source: Using Vignettes

One of these things is not like the other

I gang, Craig here today. I had some of this conversation in the blog comments somewhere, and don’t remember where. Doesn’t really matter, it sparked my idea for today’s post. I r… Source: One of these things is not like

Pantsing Toward an Outline: a Hybrid Approach

Hello to all the Story Empire readers. P. H. Solomon here today with a few outlining ideas. We’ve had more than a few posts on this site addressing our approaches to this writing task ( which… Source: Pantsing Toward an

Writing a Thoughtful Review

Ciao, SEers. I hope those of you who had a three-day weekend enjoyed the time off work. Did you go boating? Have a picnic? Lounge by the pool? I hope you had the time to read a good book or

Copyright: Yae or Nae

An excellent and informative post and a must-read for all authors … Hello, SEers! Mae here, tossing out a question about copyright. Do you, or don’t you? We all know that from the moment we create an original work, it

Tortured Soul Release Week… Another Book Is Born

It’s a big—and busy—week for me. Tortured Soul releases tomorrow. I told you before, it’s the end of the series and a bittersweet time for me. But I’m choosing to focu… Source: Tortured Soul Release Week… Another Book Is Born

Out of Order

A few weeks ago, I shared a couple of brainstorming techniques that help me when I reach a dead end while writing. A few other things that help me is to take a walk to refresh my mind or even

The Importance of Subscriber List Maintenance

Hi to all the Story Empire readers! P. H. here for this week’s Wednesday post with a bit of marketing news. For those with a newsletter, there were some recent major issues with one of the bi… Source: The Importance

The other path

Craig here today to talk about something most writers don’t discuss. We always write about our ongoing projects, maybe share a new trick we’ve picked up, that sort of thing. Today, I wa… Source: The other path

My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone! Happy Friday. I’m only pretending to be here today, as I’m away from home until Saturday, lol. Due to my short trip, my cut-off for new blog posts was Wednesday evening rather than Thursday evening this week. I’ll

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About the Recent Fire

Hi everyone, mixed news this morning. Many of you will have heard about the fires in Athens, Greece that started yesterday. Nicholas Rossis has an update on his blog … while he is safe, many have lost their homes and

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My Week in Review and Writing Links

Hello everyone. I hope you’ve all had a good week, and that those of you in America had a good July 4th. It has continued hot and humid here with only the smallest bit of rain. Moors, fields, and hedges

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My week in review and writing links

Hello everyone! Well, it’s that time of the week again. Over here in the UK, we’ve had a heatwave, and it’s been lovely to have some rare sun. Last weekend, we couldn’t have asked for better weather for going out

How to Get Your Dragon to Behave in Scrivener

An informative post on dictating with Dragon and Scrivener from P H Solomon over on Story Empire today … Happy Monday to all the Story Empire readers. It’s so good to be back with all of you once again to

blog reflections on life – from the desk of Gwendolyn M. Plano

A most beautiful poem from Gwen Plano … please do visit her blog and leave her some love 🙂 by Gwendolyn M Plano Source: blog reflections on life – from the desk of Gwendolyn M. Plano

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The Nightforce Security series, on #LisaBurtonRadio

A fantastically entertaining interview between robot Lisa and Danny Caruso from Staci Troilo’s Nightforce Security Series. You really do want to check this out! 🙂 … Don’t touch that dial. You’ve landed on Lisa Burton Radio, coming at you with

How Many Accounts is Too Many? #SocialMedia #MondayBlogs

An interesting post on how much Social Media is too much from Mae Clair over on Story Empire today …   Happy Monday, SEers!  It’s a new week and a new subject. Lately, friends, family, and I have been discussing

The Glade by Harmony Kent #bookreview #horror #thriller

A wonderful review of my book The Glade from reader and author Teri Polen! Check it out … This gripping, edge-of-your-seat mystery/thriller will have you thinking twice about booking that idyllic cottage in the country. Nothing in this woodland paradise


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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The hero’s journey, and the real world

A fun and entertaining post from Craig Boyack over on Story Empire today. Had me laughing my socks off right from the start …   Hey all, happy Valentine’s Day and all that goes with it. Craig here today, and

Shameless Self-Promotion: #Romance for #ValentinesDay

Check out some awesome Romance books this valentine’s day….   Ciao, friends. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to throw my hat in the proverbial romance ring (I’ve heard somewhere that love is a battlefield) and remind everyone about

Off the Beaten Path & How to Get There

Great post on getting off the beaten path when it comes to publicising your books, etc. ….   “Off the beaten path” is an interesting turn of phrase. It implies traveling in ways that are uncommon or discovery of little-known

February Friday Book Share

Hi to all the Story Empire readers! Our second Friday of each month is dedicated to a book one of use shares with a bit of reasoning behind the choice. This is a very subjective process but one whi… Source:

The Middle Child #WritingaSeries

A great post on the similarities between a middle child and the writing the middle book in a series, from Mae Clair over on Story Empire. Do check it out … If you’re a middle child, you’re most likely the

Merit in Older Works

An interesting post from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire today. How can old movies help us in our modern-day writing? … Ciao, SEers. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of movies are being remade and television shows are being brought

Dying and Living Zen

A wonderful review for my latest book, Jewel in the Mud, from Gabriel Constans. See it on the blog here … Jewel in the Mud: Zen Musings by Harmony Kent Reviewed by Gabriel Constans Jewel in the Mud is a laywoman’s

Spell Check ~ Best Friend or Worse Enemy

An amusing post on spell checker by Joan Hall over on Story Empire … Hi, SEers. Joan here. Today my post is a little more for fun than education. Having recently read and proofed a new release, I had to