Where are the readers of tomorrow?
Will reading be ‘a thing’ in the distant future? And what does it mean for writers of fiction? More importantly, what are we collectively doing to keep reading alive?
The Best Fictional Heroes – Is Your Hero The Next Bestseller?
Heroes come and go. That’s certainly true of the fictional variety where very few linger in the mind beyond the last page of a novel. So what makes the perfect fictional hero?
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.
Writing A Good Book – The Two Things It Must Have
Trying to distil the essence of a good book down to a few short words is a thankless task because the qualities that define good books are, more often than not, quite elusive.
Best Selling Memoirs
Why should we care about these personal experiences, of the reminiscing of an individual with whom we have no obvious connection?
Why Romantic Fiction Wouldn’t Exist Without Soul Mates
Why Romantic Fiction Wouldn’t Exist Without Soul Mates! Pixie Woodstock looks at our continuing obsession with finding a soul mate.
Detective Fiction & Undercover Agents
From the Scarlet Pimpernel to James Bond, our enduring fascination with espionage shows no sign of abating. Undercover detective and spy stories continue to thrill and entertain us.
When Does A Fantasy Trope Become A Hated Cliche?
Readers love tropes and publishers know they sell books but there is always room for something new.
What Makes A Great Thriller
Possibly the trickiest of all writing genres, the thriller comes with high expectations, which are hard to fulfil. So what do we expect from a thriller, and why do we enjoy reading them so much?
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.”