I don’t have to tell authors—or readers—how sitting for extended periods makes for sore muscles. I’d like to offer simple, inexpensive, pain-relief ideas. The only cost is intentionality and time.
Here are ten things about authors most readers don’t know! How many do you know?
Reading aloud together with your child will prepare your child to succeed better than any other activity. Why? We’ll go over the reasons reading is so important in your kid’s life in this post, along with tips on how to read aloud with your child.
What was your favorite book when you were a child? Readers let us know. Is your favorite on the list?
So you’re humming along in a really great book and then BANG! something pulls you from it. You’ve just stumbled over one of your pet peeves. Here are readers’ top peeves.
As I listened to my father relate family stories to a group of tourists, the reader in me desired to know how characters of the 1770s lived, interacted, worked, ate, and faced the war. Before long, my curiosity became Hold Me Close, Revolutionary Faith book one (1773).
Is there anything better for the appetite of the voracious reader than to devour a good book? Well, there just might be if that book contains references to mouthwatering foods and the recipes to back them up.
When writing historical romance, research is imperative to make the story believable. Research is such fun!
If you’re reaching for a dictionary at the word “mixtopian,” don’t bother: I confess I made it up. I figure it’s one of those terms that should exist but doesn’t. It does, however, beg the question, how does a mixtopia differ from “normal life”?
Do you love a good pirate romance? Discovering how pirates pillaged the Mediterranean, looted Asia under the command of Madame Ching Shih, and even pirated American rivers is another way to enjoy swashbuckling tales.
My challenge, as an author, is to make alternate worlds believable. The more fantastical the world, the more important it is to include details that help readers suspend their disbelief.
We are involved in a sort of war today, but it is a vastly different one. The battle against the coronavirus brings hardships. No question. But they are of a different order.
If you’re anything like me, then not a day goes by without you dreaming of the coming zombie apocalypse. Here are ten practical tips for surviving the onslaught of the walking dead. Follow them, and you just might survive the end of the world.
Read on to discover 12 books that we are excited about becoming movies in 2020.
Have you ever lost track of a favorite book from your childhood because you can’t remember the title or author? Here are a few tips we’ve used when searching for a lost book we love.
Here is a pop quiz. How many books in The Dune Trilogy? If your answer is three, you’re wrong. So, how often does a trilogy become a series?
Old newspapers are a treasure trove of information for authors, but these archives are also a great place for readers intrigued by authentic records of days gone by or those who enjoy losing a few interesting hours.
Researchers, educators, and parents all agree—children need to learn about STEM (or STEAM): science, technology, engineering, art, and math. But how do you get kids excited about math, science, and the rest?
Stories are an irrevocable part of our society. Here are the 5 essential life skills you’ll gain from reading fiction.
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