First Line Friday is a series of blog articles posted on the first Friday of every month. The first line of a story, we’re told, must hook the reader. Implied is that the reader will not buy the book if the first line isn’t great. For November, I thought I’d do something a little different… Continue reading Will You Buy These Books Featuring Indigenous People?
First Line Friday is a series of blog articles posted on the first Friday of every month. Do these first lines from myths, magic, and monsters YA hook you?
A note from Lynette: My good friend Jan S. Gephardt proposed we collaborate on a post that shared answers to reader questions. Her request came at a time when I was compiling questions for a regular author interview feature for my blog. Jan and I have known each other for decades. She briefly describes our… Continue reading Two Authors Share A’s to Reader Q’s
They say reading is magical. Do you agree? If you do, do you know your magical reading rank? No? Keep reading. Test your knowledge of bookish vocabulary, then rate yourself and find out if you are a supreme reading wizard. Bookish Vocabulary Hopefully, you’ve not had an encounter with a bilbliokleptomaniac, one who has an… Continue reading Are You A Supreme Reading Wizard?
Some people say that dystopian fiction arouses our fears of dire “if this goes on” futures. Many think dystopian fiction is too dark to read, too depressing. Perhaps. And yet, most of us don’t read to depress ourselves. When you look closely, you can also find hope and words to inspire you. There must be… Continue reading Quotes from Dystopian Fiction to Inspire You