Ginny didn’t know if it was a large pond or a small lake in the middle of the beautiful park where she had been hired right after high school to help with maintenance of the grounds. Now, however, her duties had been expanded beyond cutting the grass and weeding the unending flower beds. Now she had been tasked with collecting goose eggs from the nests around the pond. None of her co-workers envied her getting this assignment. It wasn’t as easy as it sounded.Read More
The breath of fresh air that alternative fiction gives us is no secret to those who made their own mark on history as authors. It opens a whole new world of becoming one with historical fiction as we try on something new.Read More
Picture books for children are special, not only for the children but also for the adults who often either read them aloud or help the child read them on their own. Let's take a look at the inspiration in writing them and the criteria for what makes a good picture book.Read More
Realize it or not, the minute you started writing historical fiction, like those pioneers, you chose to break the norms of the writing life that used to rule, in print and online. You left behind all you thought you knew about writing fiction, and ventured out into a new world of responsibility to the past in act of global magnitude. You joined a community of unlikely incomparable people from all walks of life, from all parts of the globe in working towards ethics in historical fiction.Read More
Postcard writing is not a lost art form, despite what one may think. In fact we are closer to the newest and best form of postcard writing than we ever were. Here are some terrific and
"creative" postcard letters that may spark some inspiration.
Yes, there are flamenco dancers and guitarists, but what about the flamenco singers? What do you know of them?Read More
Is unrequited love so much better than real love? Is it destined to be perfect, simply because the traditional view of a love affair never actually began? Is its perfection found in that it also never ends, leaving the possibility forever open? John Wheatcroft's "Portrait of a Lover" will ask you those questions and more.Read More
The art of writing a non-fiction book has dramatically changed in recent years. Here's author Lis Sowerbutt's expert advice about formatting your non-fiction book in a professional manner.Read More
Listening to Barbara Kingsolver read is one of the greatest experiences. For her newest book, 'Flight Behavior', NPR Books shares an excerpt of Kingsolver's latest novel read by none other than the author herself.
The discovery of a newly published author, Ezekiel Tyrus, can be an adventure in hearing a fresh voice. Join in on the fun of discovering a unique talent for storytelling.Read More