Why strong women are vital in literature

strong women in literature

History and present day testifies to the struggles women face and have faced to earn what should be the natural right of all humankind – fairness.

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.

What Readers Want From Great Fantasy Fiction

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

Self Healing Books – Is there a better way to live?

Self Healing Books

Is there a better way to live and can self healing books set us on the right path?

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.

Have we forgotten how to love? The science behind the fiction!

Is anything ever again like your ‘first love’? The trembling hands, the beating heart, the breathless anticipation-in short, the culmination of all you ever saw and heard and felt about love?

Why Romantic Fiction Wouldn’t Exist Without Soul Mates

we never fell out of love with romantic fiction

Why Romantic Fiction Wouldn’t Exist Without Soul Mates! Pixie Woodstock looks at our continuing obsession with finding a soul mate.

Authors writing about prejudice and racism in literature

prejudice and racism in literature and fiction

Whilst the issues of prejudice and discrimination are multi-faceted and complicated beyond belief, a key moment for me was the day I picked up ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Harper Lee implicitly drilled down the relative unfairness of human existence into my 12-year-old brain, creating a sense of outrage that has stayed with me throughout my life.

Should Authors Blog Or Is Blogging Dead?

When Huffpost Editor-in-chief Jimmy Leach announced the closure of its blogging platform he said that “publishing thousands of blogs has been a distraction from the delivery of impactful, targeted investigations, explainers, breaking news and lifestyle and entertainment journalism.”