I just found out that it’s picture book month, a time to pull out all those wonderful books and share a bit of your time. Some of my favorites are wordless, where the pictures guide your own imaginary story.
Alphabet books embellished with pictures are always an enjoyable way for our youngest pre-readers to spend a bit of quiet time.
So have a little bit of fun and celebrate!
Yesterday was World Book Day and today is International Woman’s Day…seems like a good day for a book written from a woman’s point of view!
Being succinct is often more difficult than being lofty. This is the realm of the short story writer; for the task of such an author is to come full circle; to satiate with a satisfying balance of beginning, middle, and end… all the while maintaining a full and open throttle…driving the plot in a degree that it sustains the interest of the reader while not diverging off course. Take no side trips, no matter how lovely a place they could lead you, for the short story is like the plane on a scheduled fight…we don’t wish the pilot to deviate from the flight plan.
And so I must confess that this blogger likes to read and write the short story even though it sometimes appears to have lost its momentum in the 21st century… yet I maintain that it is still alive and kicking…you just have to go and get them…
With summer upon us I wish to invite your to a pre-order The Fortune Teller and Other Short Works. (yes, it may be shameful of me to promote my work to some…but we’re among friends!)
If you read on a device or like paperback, it will be in the wild on July 1st…Happy reading!
Like all readers, not all reading problems are alike. That means by defining which area(s) a reader needs “a boost in” can significantly improve reading understanding as well as self-esteem.
First Aid for Readers is a self-help guide for those who are having difficulty when they read. It can be followed at home, in school, in the library, during teacher instruction, or in any activity involving reading. It is a first aid kit for readers presented in an easy to follow format.
So, if you know a reader…share the link!