09FEB 2016
Australian Mystery Writers

Australian Mystery Writers

The Australian Crime Writers Association periodically recognises writers, publishers, reviewers, bloggers or fans who have made an outstanding contribution to the genre in Australia. This is our Hall of Fame. 1995 - JON CLEARY Best known as the elder statesman of Australian crime writing for his Scobie Malone mysteries, Jon Cleary was the author of 29 novels, including the…

Continue Reading
06FEB 2016
Allegiant book online free

Allegiant book online free

Added by: crittle download morganete says: So disappointing. Not only was the plot predictable and uncreative, but the book was really poorly written. All the character s speech and thoughts spelled out their intentions and history, making it feel extremely unnatural, robotic and boring. Having alternating chapters from Tris and Tobias both in first person was confusing and…

Continue Reading
03FEB 2016
Video game story writer

Video game story writer

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is How do I get into game writing? Now, this isn’t the same as How did you get into game writing? Ask ten game writers that question and you’ll get twelve different answers. No, what people are looking for is the clear and well-manicured path into the profession – a certain set of steps to follow that, once completed, will yield…

Continue Reading
31JAN 2016
Iowa Young Writers Studio

Iowa Young Writers Studio

If you’re a writer, you’ve experienced the heated frenzy of creation, the joyful and/or grueling experience of distilling your ideas and visions into language. Now, how do you turn what you’ve written into art? Being a writer is also about revising, or re-viewing, your work. Several things can assist the process: having blocks of time to focus on writing and nothing else; meeting…

Continue Reading
28JAN 2016
Readers and Writers Workshop

Readers and Writers Workshop

Grades might be the death of me. Not grading — I can handle that. It’s my students’ obsession with grades that is beginning to break my already aching back. Right after we’d spent 75 minutes of our 85 minute class period color-coding our best drafts and revising what we thought was pretty good writing to craft better writing, a student — we’ll call him JWP — asked me if I would…

Continue Reading
25JAN 2016
Sci-fi Fi books to read

Sci-fi Fi books to read

Laughter is the only universal language. As a sci-fi author and stand-up comedian, nothing gets me turning through pages faster than a good belly-laugh born of sharp wit, a clever turn-of-phrase, and flawless delivery. When I was asked to write this post, I thought it would be a breeze to come up with five titles that fit the bill. And it would have been, if I’d settled for…

Continue Reading
22JAN 2016
High School books to read

High School books to read

You can t judge a book by its cover or by the first time you read it in school. If we take a moment to be honest with ourselves, we ll admit that we didn t really read anything in high school. And if you re anything like us, you probably leaned a little more on SparkNotes and CliffsNotes to get through English class than you d be proud to admit. Even the ones we did read all…

Continue Reading
19JAN 2016
Reading the Bible in 90 Days

Reading the Bible in 90 Days

Summary: Your life can change in 90 days – guaranteed! But for a life change to happen, you need to complete the process. You’ll be surprised how easily you can do it if you’ll follow these seven simple instructions. Reading the Bible in 90 Days is an incredibly rewarding experience, and it is definitely a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you make it to that last page:…

Continue Reading
16JAN 2016
Best Neil Gaiman books

Best Neil Gaiman books

Over the course of a 30-plus-year career, Neil Gaiman has proven himself as a writer many times over, moving ably between genres and classifications, whether it’s comics, journalism, fiction, or spooky books for children. Gaiman has a knack for creation myths and fairy tales, stories that feel like they’re already part of the fabric of your life, the sort of legends that are…

Continue Reading
13JAN 2016
African American children books authors

African American children books authors

Don Tate is an award-winning author and the illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton, written and illustrated by Don Tate, published in September of 2015. It received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, as well as being selected as a Kirkus Best Children’s Books…

Continue Reading
10JAN 2016
Best books for Women

Best books for Women

This week, we read a great interview with Meg Wolitzer (whose just-released novel The Interestings is currently being enjoyed by more than one member of this office). “Men, ” she says, “with very few exceptions, won’t read books about women.” Though not exactly a new idea, this pronouncement gains a little force by coming hot on the heels of GQ‘s “The New Canon: The 21 Books…

Continue Reading
07JAN 2016
Target Best Seller books

Target Best Seller books

A quick trip down the aisles of your local Costco might leave you wondering how—or if—you could ever get your book onto the store’s shelves. Most of the books I saw at my local Costco in Grafton, Wisc., yesterday have “New York Times Best Seller” on the top of the cover. That makes sense. Competition for shelf space is fierce, and those big chains only want titles that they’re…

Continue Reading
04JAN 2016
Best Seller Baby books

Best Seller Baby books

Updated! The Best Selling Pregnancy Books of 2015 The top 35 best selling pregnancy books of 2015 may be popular, but they’re not all good . I know this because I read a lot of pregnancy literature, both consumer-oriented books and journals and books written for maternity care providers. Reading popular pregnancy books from my informed perspective reveals a good deal about…

Continue Reading
01JAN 2016
Best books for Kindergarten

Best books for Kindergarten

The other night my son chose one of my all-time favorite children’s books to read, “I Am Too Absolutely Small for School” by Lauren Child. The story follows a quirky little girl named Lola who, when informed by her brother Charlie that she will be starting school in the fall, comes up with many creative reasons why she needn’t go (among them that she does not need to learn…

Continue Reading
29DEC 2015
Free online comic books

Free online comic books

The comic book pamphlet developed as an independent literary form in the 1930s and early 1940s and has been a favorite of adolescent enthusiasts and cult devotees ever since. Recently, it has entered into a process of transformation, moving from a species of pulp fiction on the margins of children’s literature to an autonomous genre, one Will Eisner labeled the graphic novel…

Continue Reading
26DEC 2015
Online books to read for free

Online books to read for free

Added by: Todd download Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back is an amazing Christian book, the New York Times bestseller, written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent in 2010. The book reveals the real story about a four-years-old boy. His name is Colton and he is Todd’s son. This book became a real sensation and was screened by Sony…

Continue Reading
19MAR 2015
Short stories by Indian writers in English

Short stories by Indian writers in English

Writer, editor, publisher and entrepreneur, Zafar Anjum is a man with a vision. The desire to draw global attention to Asian writing and writers led him, in 2005, to found Kitaab. In the decade since its founding, Kitaab has expanded in many directions. This month, in another step forward, Kitaab, has decided to take its mission to the next level by launching a crowdfunding…

Continue Reading
28AUG 2015
Guide to Reading the Bible

Guide to Reading the Bible

[ This guest blogpost is by Dr. John Dickson (@johnpauldickson), author of A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible: Inside History’s Bestseller for Believers and Skeptics (Zondervan, 2014). He holds a PhD in history and is the founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity. Dr. Dickson is an Australian speaker, historian, minister (Anglican), husband, and father. ] The Bible…

Continue Reading
14MAR 2014
List of Harry Potter books in Order

List of Harry Potter books in Order

1. Haris Poteris ir isminties akmuo (2001) Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.) 2. Haris Poteris ir paslapciu kambarys (2002) Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious…

Continue Reading
07DEC 2015
English Poets and Authors

English Poets and Authors

There is now just one week to go before the announcement of the winners of this year’s Michael Marks Awards for British poetry pamphlets. The Awards, now in their seventh year, were established to recognise and celebrate the pamphlet as a medium of publishing for poetry. This year’s entries confirmed that, in spite of the many challenges, the poetry pamphlet continues to play…

Continue Reading
follow us
popular post