Something Wicked Tour: C.S. Boyack Discusses Main Characters in Team-Ups

Ciao, amici! Welcome to the third day of Story Empire's Something Wicked Tour. Today, I am delighted to welcome C.S. Boyack, who is going to talk about Viral Blues, his first foray into a team-up story. Take it away, Craig! Thanks for having me over, Staci. This is my daily stop on the Story Empire... Continue Reading →

#Bookreview: C.S. Boyack’s VOYAGE OF THE LANTERNFISH

Ciao, amici! If you've been following this blog for a while, you've seen me host C.S. Boyack before and/or discuss his work. His creative take on speculative fiction is unparalleled. And if you're only a recent follower, you may have seen him here when he did his blog tour for his latest release, Voyage of the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Enhanced League by Author C. S. Boyack

The Enhanced League is a collection of short stories and anthems centered around a year in a fictional baseball league. It has a slight science fiction background. This league has a lot more pomp than you might be used to, and nobody seems to care if the players use performance enhancing drugs. Stories involve existing... Continue Reading →

Help a robot girl out

Authors are always looking for new promo opportunities. Here’s a fun one. Lisa Burton is looking for guests! Check out the details below…

Entertaining Stories

Lisa Burton Radio exists to help authors promote their books to a new audience. This spot has worked well for over a year now, but we need guests to keep it going. Here is a little data about how it works, and some past posts to browse to see what you’re getting into.

Tell your friends, maybe one of them needs a place to post.

Drop me a line at coldhand (dot) boyack (at) gmail (dot) com. Let Lisa promote your books for you.

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You know stuff, use it

Great thoughts today from C. S. Boyack at Story Empire. He discusses the old adage: Write What You Know.

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Craig here today. I’ve said many times that the rules of writing fiction are more guidelines. I was struck recently with how many novels feature a main character who is an author. Therefore:

Today’s topic is, “Write What you Know.”

Okay, I just said they’re more like guidelines, so if you want a main character who’s an author, have at it. You should think of why they are an author, and make it fit the story if you can. Do they need to work from home? Could they be a software engineer instead? Maybe an inventor, a masseuse, a drug dealer?

Sometimes we choose our characters because they need to be a front line type. They’re going to encounter a body somewhere along the line, and if they’re solving the mystery it makes more sense to make them a front line type. Front line type = cop, firefighter, reporter, coroner…

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C. S. Boyack and Character in Will O’the Wisp

Hi, everybody. I'm so glad you can join me today. I'm traveling all over the place. You can find me at Delilah Devlin's site and Mary E. Thompson's site, as well as making my last tour stop with Mae Clair. But I'm especially excited to welcome C. S. Boyack here as we round out the Story Empire... Continue Reading →

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