Three children’s authors on the importance of tough topics in young people’s literature

Almost three years ago, I began writing what would eventually become my first book for middle-grade readers: “ Riverland .” I did so despite having sworn to myself long ago that this was the story I would

If I can write a novel in a day, you can surely write a book in the next six months – Here’s how

You want to write a book, but you can’t find the time to get started? I’m not impressed. I’m going to write an entire novel in one day, sitting in a bookstore. If I can do that,

‘Write On!’ Author shares tips on how anyone can enjoy writing for pleasure

Irene Hannigan Photo/submitted Irene Hannigan has a confession: “For most of my adult life, I’ve been masquerading as a writer.” For the Lexington resident, whose personal and professional life has incorporated the roles of teacher, staff developer,

Best 12 apps and plugins for writers in 2019

Writing is not an easy task. To become an excellent writer, you need a lot of practice and persistence. Whether it’s WordPress blog post, a news article or a novel, a writer spends many hours converting his

Places Are Important Too: Bring Your Book to Life (Part 2)

Lori Freeland You might’ve heard that setting can be a character in your story. But did you know that setting can be as crucial to your story as your character? Location matters. Imagine if The Shining took

Top 10 tips on writing a first novel by Gaby Koppel

Having just released her debut novel Reparation , Gaby Koppel wants to inspire other budding authors. She’s poured her heart and soul into this emotional tale, and is now here with ten essential pieces of advice for

A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions

Dan Mallory, a book editor turned novelist, is tall, good-looking, and clever. His novel, “ The Woman in the Window ,” which was published under a lightly worn pseudonym, A. J. Finn, was the hit psychological thriller

Want to make sure your child knows how to write? Here are 6 tips

When your child writes something, resist the urge to correct it, one expert suggests. (Photo: Getty Images) Whether your child struggles with school essays or wants to be the next J.K. Rowling, what can parents do to

What Is Creative Nonfiction?

What Is Creative Nonfiction? Creative nonfiction differs from other nonfiction because a certain amount of creativity is needed to write in it. Creative nonfiction focuses on telling the “truth” while using many techniques associated with fiction, more

Poet Urvashi Bahuguna On Her Debut ‘Terrarium’ and Its Inspirations

Urvashi Bahuguna’s debut poetry collection, Terrarium, is the poetry of our planet. While deeply rooted in the Indian imagery of mangoes, mud and monsoons, it is by no means insular. Bahuguna, whose concerns lie beyond physical boundaries,