Fiction and social commentary and how authors are shaping our thoughts.

Fiction Authors and poets have always found ways of confronting cultural, religious and social issues especially those where……..

Social Commentary In Literature

Social commentary in literature

Never before has the voice of social commentary in literature sung higher. Freedom of speech has brought with it a cacophony of loudly spoken, written and sometimes harshly promoted opinion and judgement.

The two things every children’s author must do if they want to write a best seller!

A child’s imagination is a wonderful thing. The suspension of disbelief comes easy to them. As we get older we think in terms of our willingness to suspend our critical faculties and believe something surreal whilst sacrificing realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment.

What Makes A Good Plot?

What Makes A Great Plot?

You know the ones! The edge of your seat, knuckle gnawing, nail biting books. So, what makes for a good plot. Is there a magic recipe? Or is it just potluck?

Calm For Sleep – Bedtimes Stories For Adults & Children Too!

The Power Of Sleep Stories

I was recently introduced to sleep stories. Not that I have a problem sleeping; as an early riser with avid exercise habits I am definitely ready to grab 7 hours of blissful slumber by the end of the day.

Life and Death – living forever.

Fiction and immortality

We are constantly and enduringly fascinated with fictional accounts of parallel existence, alternative realities and genetic engineering. Films such as ‘The Fountain’ present immortality as attainable, whilst books such as ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak) explore the nature of death, in this case by death himself acting as narrator.

Why Is Crime Fiction So Popular?

The Best Crime Fiction

The popularity of Crime Fiction might wax and wane but at the end of the day, it still remains one of the most popular genres.

Why Are We Fascinated By The Supernatural?

Why Are We Fascinated By The Supernatural

Whether it be a spine-tingling ghost story, the sighting of a UFO, stories of Gods and Deities, or the fascination of the occult, most of us are curious in one way or another about the supernatural.

The End Of Amazon – Are Authors Prepared For It?

The End Of Amazon For Authors

As inconceivable as it seems, the ‘man’, Jeff Bezos himself, has predicted the demise of Amazon. “Amazon is not too big to fail … In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail,”

Best Selling Memoirs

best selling memoirs

Why should we care about these personal experiences, of the reminiscing of an individual with whom we have no obvious connection?