GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW TRAILER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
If you haven’t, go watch it, because the rest of this post is spoilers and screaming. *Internal screaming* *external screaming*
Hawkeye is in it!! But his family is probably dead!!! The look on his face was so sad!! His family was…[Read more]
Thanks for creating this thread.
He was a great author and artist!!!! I loved his work!!!
My sister drew this picture yesterday night for her art page on Instagram.@thelastlightfury
It was a crazy last minute decision, as she posts every Tuesday morning, but definitely worth it to honor this great man!!! The pen has great power…[Read more]
Hey friends! Gabrielle here, SE’s Pinterest Manager. 🙂 I come to you with an announcement.
I’d like to start a collaborative Pinterest board specifically for Story Embers subscribers! 😀 This way, those who use Pinterest for platforming can expand their reach, and those who use it for fun can discover content from other SE…[Read more]
Hi Emberlings (or whatever we call ourselves)
I have a question. I’m working on my manuscript and noticed that each chapter has a different word count. Some barely reach 200, most are between 200-300, a few exceed 800 and only two go above 1,000. What is a good word average for a chapter? I figured that ~420 words per chapter=15K, ~550…[Read more]
Fantasy is my genre of choice, both to read and to write, so this thread (although it appears to be inactive at the moment…) caught my attention.
One reason I enjoy writing fantasy is that I am kind of lazy. Fantasy allows me to play with the edges of what is real without worrying if my facts are right. =) I also like mucking around with…[Read more]
This is a strange request to make but I need help with writing some bad poetry. I don’t usually write poetry but my current WIP is sort of a romance novel parody so I thought it would be appropriate.
So. Any advice on how to write bad poetry? Or are there any poems/poets out there that you think are particularly bad and could be used as…[Read more]
Hey, guys! I’m considering writing a steampunk something-or-other, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the aspects, characteristics, stereotypes, etc. of the genre. Also, what time period would it be set in? It seems like it could either be in the distant past or distant future. I’m not sure. Thoughts?
Hey guys, so things are changing.
I just held a planning meeting with the other guild masters and we were talking about how to improve the guild experience so we can all safely say the guilds are the most awesome place for writers to be.
Based on these decisions, we’ve decided to make a few changes. (PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION).
First and…[Read more]
Let’s do something different this week. We talk about characterization a lot, now let’s put it into practice.
For this to work, we’re going to need one or more volunteers. If anyone has a character who isn’t behaving quite how they want them to, post about it here and we’ll have fun dissecting them together and learning from our…[Read more]
Hey Saxon Scribes,
Look out! I’ve got a silver bullet for you today.
This is one of my top favorite articles on character development ever: https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/boba-fetts-guide-writing-cool-characters/
Why? Because it teaches you how you can pack tons of characterization into as small a space as a single s…[Read more]
Hey Saxon Scribes,
Could you help us guildmasters out? We launched the guilds to be fun, tight-knit groups where you could inspire each other, keep each other accountable, form great friendships, and improve your craft.
We’ve seen some of these benefits for sure, but we know that there’s plenty of room for us to improve and we want to offer you…[Read more]
Hey Saxon Scribes!
Sorry I missed a week, but I’m back with our annual theme discussion on characterization, trying to dig deeper and cover a lot of ground so at the end of the year you’ll be better at characterization than when we began.
Since we just had our competition to write the best story featuring a five-year-old’s POV, I thought that…[Read more]
Sorry for the wait, folks, but Aberdeen was busy helping me come up with battle strategies to conquer some writer’s block I was facing. So, without any further ado, I present RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART PART 5! @daeus-lamb @christieaton @josiah @brandon-miller @gabriellepollack @hope-ann @anne-of-lothlorien @andrew @lady-iliara @cindy @gracelivingston…[Read more]
Okay guys. It’s officially submitted. *thumbs up* You people are amazing.
@raemarie @mcnoggin @cindy @kate @elizabeth @girlsetfree @theresa-play @r-m-archer @literatureforthelight @livgiordano @lady-iliara @m_corinnemusic @j-parkhurst @gabbyj @sierra @cassandraia @chalice @samuel @noahlittle @julianne @corissa
*flys in through the window* *throws feathers* I have arrived. Catwing the Catwing of Allore and Kingdom Pen. Greetings Ember people I have finally decide to come and improve my writing skills. *looks around and sees all the embers burning* *grins* Fire is purrtty isn’t it? The sequel of my WIP is called Starting Fires. So much fun! *rubs paws…[Read more]
Alrighty people. First of all, thanks so much for all your help in the doc. You could set up as an editing team and take over the world. ;P
We’re still a few dozen words over the limit, but that shouldn’t be too hard to fix with some more clipping. Right now I’m just going to open the floor for general thoughts on the point of the prompt—…[Read more]
Recently, I was brainstorming ideas for our discussion on characterization and I came up with something I may have never discussed with anyone before. This is pretty cool, so we’re not waiting another week to dive into it.
I call this “that one thing”.
What is “that one thing”? TOT is a single item, habit, etc that is so often associated with a…[Read more]
Okay guys. *deep breath* I’m not quite happy with it, but that’s what first drafts are for. We’re over our limit by a few hundred words, so clipping would probably be a good thing to look for. 😛 Let’s get started.…[Read more]
@literatureforthelight Exactly! That’s exactly what I had in mind. Leave the audience wondering if the fire pixie was real. I couldn’t have said it better.
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