Networking – How to get People to Click Your Links – Reblog

Some excellent tips to get people to read your posts and click your links, posted over on mostly You can check out the original post HERE, and I suggest you do, as there are a LOT of other great tips for the bloggers amongst you. Save Monday. The day famous as the day the Inspire … Continue reading Networking – How to get People to Click Your Links – Reblog


Meet and Greet Link

A great opportunity to share your own site, but also to find someone new to follow! I think I spied a dark fiction author in there…

Dream Big, Dream Often

The Meet and Greet continues today (and will end Monday evening) so be sure to jump in and have some fun!

And don’t forget, you can leave your link multiple times!!

Meet and Greet Link

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Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #6

Welcome to Saturday, and the next part of the serialisation of the horror, Die, Blossom, Bloom. You can find the previous part HERE and the first part HERE. Today,  Ted's garden is visited by a night time prowler, and Butler-Thompson is on hand to check out the damage, and perhaps gloat... That night, Ted found … Continue reading Serial Saturday – Die, Blossom, Bloom #6

The Benefits of Dictation

As someone that struggles with typing, dictation is a huge part of my writing process. PH Solomon gives us his views along with some useful tips…

Story Empire

Hello Story Empire readers! I’d like to fly – at least when it comes to writing – rather than plodding along. There’s one tool I now use to do just that: Dragon Naturally Speaking.

Good thing you don’t have to train this dragon to dictate well.

When it comes to writing a book, there is a faster way without a huge expense which also feels like flying. In my last post, I described how I was working to clear my own logjam with available time and one of those changes was to spend a little money to address my constricted writing time. I purchased Dragon Naturally Speaking and set out to dictate so I could produce more words per hour than typing. To dictate well, it requires training Dragon – which sounds like the title of a couple of movies.

Training a Dragon is simple, especially when compared to the movie…

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New Short Story for Comments – Acceptance

I have enjoyed reading short stories for quite some time and thus, I have written a lot of short stories. I currently have two short stories available for your comments over at , which is a site dedicated to giving writers a place to share their work, but also to allow readers to leave their … Continue reading New Short Story for Comments – Acceptance

Open Call for Guest Writers

A great offer for any authors looking to promote their work…

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

The well has gone dry, writers! We’ve had a terrific run of guest writers who have explored and shared their creative projects and processes through the Raw Literature series at Carrot Ranch. I’m not convinced we’ve run out of creativity to share because the well is deep and we just need to go further.

If you want to catch up on our 2018 series, be sure to bookmark these terrific Raw Literature Guest Essays:

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Does White Noise / Ambient Sound Actually Help Your Writing?

Silence can be a distraction. Bear with me whilst I qualify that statement. When I'm writing, silence can be a distraction. It might be a cliche, but writers and coffee shops go together like James T kirk and Doctor Spock, Harry Potter and Quiditch, Psycho and shower curtains. Ever wondered why that may be the … Continue reading Does White Noise / Ambient Sound Actually Help Your Writing?

Spennyriver Dispatch – April 9th Edition

Funding cuts to impact local services On Monday, Councillor Chappers, head of Spennyriver District Council, outlined some of the difficulties the local authority is facing in the wake of increasingly aggressive austerity measures. “We are living through difficult times.  The Central Government is placing some tough restrictions on how we use the money in the … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – April 9th Edition