Do you really know your personality?

Recently I read a post from an author I got to know through Story Empire, Mae Clair, who writes about personality types and writers. Even if you are not a writer, this post is really interesting and the test it proposes is incrediby accurate. As Mae explains in her post, there are four factors taken … Continue reading Do you really know your personality?

Roadshow at Story Empire

This week I have been on an adventure. I hit the road and had an incredible journey with a bunch of authors and readers. We all followed Story Empire's authors in their Roadshow with their Traveling Library Bookmobile. Following this adventure we have been to several different places. We have met Driscoll Lake inhabitants with … Continue reading Roadshow at Story Empire

40 reasons why do I write #challenge

A few days ago I saw this post on 40 reasons why do you write. Beside listing the author's 40 reasons, the post asks writers to take the challenge, write 40 reasons and post on your blog. How could I resist? At first I thought finding 40 would prove difficult, but in the end once … Continue reading 40 reasons why do I write #challenge

Writer on vacation! – part 2.2

It’s been ages, right? I told you I’d be back telling you more stories about my travels, but then life got in the way—she always does. Months passed, I thought to come back to this, but never seem to find the time. And now even more time had passed, so why going back to it? … Continue reading Writer on vacation! – part 2.2

The Stories Around Us

Are you in search of new ideas for writing? Follow Joan’s advice…

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Hello, SEers! Joan here. I’m excited about my first post with Story Empire and getting to know more about you, the reader. Today’s post is directed more toward beginning writers, but I believe all of us could benefit. So, without further ado…

Taken from the deck of the Norwegian Jewel, July 2012 Taken from the deck of the Norwegian Jewel, July 2012

Are you ever at a loss for words? I know I am. Those who know me may argue that point, but that’s another matter.

I don’t mean a casual conversation about the weather, whether or not you’re happy about who won the Super Bowl, or your opinion on the latest Hollywood blockbuster. I’m talking about the lack of story ideas.

I’ve heard new writers say they don’t know what to write about. Even seasoned authors sometimes face this dilemma.

So what’s a writer to do if the dreaded writer’s block happens? First, take a deep breath and relax…

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Can you pretend to be someone else?

A few days ago a friend of mine who's also a writer, Joan Hall, got me involved in a "game" on Twitter. We had to describe our WIP (work in progress) in three words. This was the result... "Always be yourself" were the first three words that I came up with and a second later I … Continue reading Can you pretend to be someone else?

A writer’s desk #writingnook

How do you imagine a writer's desk? A huge mahogany table enlightened by a sunbeam coming from a bow window? A modern desk covered in notes from which the shape of a laptop surfaces? Or a piece of furniture, tidy and clean, with just a laptop, a notebook, a pen and some literary award? However … Continue reading A writer’s desk #writingnook

Short movies and illusions #inspiration

Where does the idea for a story come from? To tell you the truth, as a reader, I never really think about it. When a good story grabs my attention, it's unusual for me to linger about its genesis. As a writer though I'm always well aware of what inspire my stories and I often … Continue reading Short movies and illusions #inspiration

The heroes of early morning

Let’s debunk a myth. It’s not that early risers doesn’t like to sleep. They appreciate a full eight hours night of sleep like everyone else. The reason why they get up early to get stuff done is not some masochistic game, it’s just that: they want to get stuff done. And they know they’re more … Continue reading The heroes of early morning