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.
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.
Why Dark Humour Makes For Bestselling Fiction
From Monty python to Dorothy Parker, and even Shakespeare, dark humour and satire has entertained the best of us.