Articles on writing and the publishing process.
By Alvah Parker
“Tell me a stowy, Daddy.” My father loved to hear me say this when I was a child and quoted it to me frequently when I was growing up. I guess I always liked a good story! Even now one of the exercises I do with clients looking for meaningful work is to have them write their life stories. We look for clues of strengths, talents and values that show up throughout their lives. In those autobiographies are many stories. Frequently we find one that is the basis for their new career.
Five Tips On Writing Explosive Action Scenes
Readers love action adventure novels. They don’t take a whole lot of brainpower to read and are a great way to fill in time while you’re sitting on a long, otherwise boring flight somewhere. Writers like Clive Cussler has a very lucrative business writing action-adventure novels: there’s nearly 100 million copies of Cussler’s books in print.
Here’s five tips to give you something to think about when you’re writing your own action scenes.
Action Sequences Should Be Fast Paced
Good action sequences are never slow. They grab More >
Come out and support your local authors. These talented folks are setting up shop in a featured Chapters Indigo Book Store in the next month, so come and grab your autographed copies everyone!
In Conversation: Roger L. Martin
About this event: Discover five strategic choices that will be the key to your success. Join Indigo’s Chief Booklover Heather Reisman in conversation with Roger L. Martin, Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, about his new book, Playing to Win. Book signing to follow.
Where and When?
Tuesday, More >
To know how to use proper punctuation in your writings is essential, especially if you need to convey different kinds of feelings to the readers. These feelings may be communicated through excitement, enthusiasm or by giving advice. To achieve accurate grammar punctuation, you can take an English or grammar book as reference and take advantage of a grammar checking software.
English books with integrated grammar lessons are very common techniques to teach, used in school and colleges. Although More >
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By Brent Colley
It was the volume of requests for information about his time in Redding, following the documentary’s release that initiated my interest in his life. People were shocked to find out he lived and died in Redding, Connecticut and wanted to know more. In answering questions about the twilight years of Twain‘s life, I discovered not only that his time in Redding was a significant period in his life, but, that he *lived* an amazing life, period!
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Are you not writing your book because you cannot find the time?
Or do you insist you need a longer amount of time than you have to give your subject matter the attention it needs. “I can’t write a book unless I have two or three hours a day, five days a week to devote to it.”
Right. That’s a surefire road to book writing failure. Would you force yourself to run a two hour marathon when you haven’t even jogged 1/2 a mile yet? Setting writing expectations that are too high is the same kind of recipe for disaster.
Not many with More >
Each year the world of fantasy books has offerings from both favourite authors and promising newcomers, and 2012 is no exception. Vampire books and young adult fantasy are as hot as ever. If you are looking for something exciting to add to your reading pile, tuck into some of the best fantasy books out this year.
1. The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King. The renowned author may be known for horror books, but his Dark Tower series is one of the best fantasy series ever written and it has a fierce following. This instalment stands on its More >
Guiding The Imagination
Did your parents read you Grimm’s Fairy Tales when you were a child? Or perhaps they read you A. A. Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh? Or did you yourself read Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland, or J. M. Barrie‘s Peter Pan, or some other imaginative adventure? If so then you have a start in the ever-expanding world of fantasy literature. Philip Martin‘s A Guide To Fantasy Literature will appeal to anyone who has an imagination, who can put More >