My brain is exploding. This week was writing, publishing, and marketing---the trifecta of stressful. Well, writing isn't usually stressful. Not for me. Not unless I'm behind on a deadline. And typically, I'm not. (I'm obsessive about meeting deadlines.) But when editing, publishing, and marketing infringe on my budgeted writing time, I can either work myself... Continue Reading →
January 1 was (roughly) six months ago. I hate making resolutions, but I had a lot of plans for this year. Isn't it funny how things change? My plans have morphed (in some cases, considerably), and I thought I'd tell you how it's all shaping up. Am I celebrating? Read on to find out. If... Continue Reading →
Wow, what a week. I said I'd never use a pen name, but I broke that vow. I'm now working on my second book for a company. I can't talk a lot about it; I'm essentially ghost-writing, although I will market for those books when they're released. The cool thing is, I'm managing to average... Continue Reading →
Dilly dilly! (Sorry. Couldn't pass up a chance to be socially relevant to start the new year.) 2017 is officially in the past. Happy New Year! Welcome, 2018! A few days ago I posted my "2017 Year in Review" post. In the spirit of endings and beginnings, I have my "What to Expect in 2018"... Continue Reading →
I've been pretty busy lately with editing, both for clients and myself. One of the authors I work with said something to me that got me thinking. Commas and hyphens are the minions of Satan. I'll never figure out how to use them. Anyone who knows me knows math is the bane of my existence.... Continue Reading →
So, this was a rough week. You may have noticed I wasn't around much. This was the last week I had to spend with my daughter before she goes away to college. This separation is hard for me—I grew up with extended family everywhere, so I became used to always having people around. I like... Continue Reading →
Friday came fast this week! Where does the time go? I started a new blogging strategy in the effort to connect with more people. Most days, I'm doing the WordPress Daily Prompt challenge. I wish they'd post the topic a little earlier, because I like to start my day pretty early, but so far, it's... Continue Reading →
Last week I said I wasn't going to be a writer this week, I was going to be writing. I probably didn't write as much as I would have liked because of editing projects. And life. (Does anyone ever write as much as they want? I'm not talking to you Stacy Claflin; you're a machine... Continue Reading →
Who would have thought April would be this busy? First the Roadshow Tour, then my personal RRBC Spring Blog Party post. Then there were guest posts and friends' new releases. Today, as the month winds down, I have two more things to share. Story Empire joins the RRBC Spring Blog Party. Click here to read... Continue Reading →
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for useful links for writers, this is the place. Here’s Story Empire’s weekly compilation of valuable web content.
It’s Friday, glorious Friday, always a cause for celebration! While you’re getting ready to kick off your weekend celebration, the Story Empire authors have cobbled together a collection of goodies for you to digest at your leisure. For an appetizer, I recommend Monday’s SE post What Your Website is Likely Missing by Staci Troilo, followed by What’s Your Preference? by yours truly (er, that would be me—Mae Clair).
When you’re done noshing on those, treat yourself to dinner and dessert with this week’s collection of useful articles and tips. Curated Content is served—bon appetit!
This Week’s Valuable Content
- A revealing look at hospitals of the 1800s on The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice.
- Filling in Plot Gaps (creating signpost scenes and how to fill in between them)
- Beef Up Your Social Media Bio (5 ways, takes 5 minutes)
- Mistakes Preventing You From Writing (7 reasons why you haven’t finished your book and how to…
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