How Bestselling Authors Master Suspense when writing fiction.

The fact is that few authors really master the art of suspense and those who do are the ones who come to understand its underpinning psychology.

Are we denying young people the joy of their own imagination?

Young people and imagination

Are we desensitising our young people with the graphic offerings of modern media? And going even further, do the conclusions of ‘Bandura and the Bobo doll’ still hold true in the modern era?

Is Self-publishing really worth it?

Is self=publishing worth it?

Let me let you into a secret. You are unlikely to become a rich writer. And before you start waving Harry Potter and Game of Thrones under my nose, please scroll back to the word ‘unlikely’.

What Readers Want From Great Fantasy Fiction

The imaginary worlds and characters of fantasy fiction continue to enthral readers around the world.

Saying No To Domestic Violence & Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse

DOMESTIC PARTNER ABUSE

In reality, very few partners leave at the onset of abuse. Families live with domestic abuse for a significant period of time, and the abused will often return to the perpetrator after attempting to leave.

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?

The Importance Of Historical Fiction

The Importance Of Historical Fiction

Whilst there is undoubted value in considering historical context, not least because past forces, individuals and trends both shape the present and provide valuable lessons for our future decisions, is historical fiction of any value?

Writing About Religion – The Good & The Bad

Best Books About Religion

It is estimated that there are approximately 4,300 religions in the world. Even then, the concept of religion itself is hard to understand – in some people’s eyes synonymous with spirituality, and in others largely a vehicle for control.

Time Travel Fiction – Would You Want To Know The Future?

Time Travel In Fiction

The magical allure of time travel has held a fascination for the layman and scientist alike. Indeed, no well-read individual can think of time travel without their mind creeping back to H.G Wells.

Teaching Kids With Autism to Read Using Play and Games

The best you can bring to the reading adventure is your imagination, sense of humor, and your love of reading. Playing with a child with ASD can be enjoyable and enlightening. That playtime is also fertile ground for planting the seeds of reading.