Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a man interested in mystic Eastern religions, a Communist sympathizer, and widely considered, "the father of the atomic bomb."
Many topics are being explored around diversity in children's books, which I think is critical to our world.
As we find ourselves in a very public battle today in places like North Carolina, our opponents would have you believe they're acting for the sake of the children. They're not. For the sake of all children, let's put fear aside, close the book on hate and open the door to understanding.
Originally published on Kirkus.
Talking is fine, but listening is always the greatest gift. Within the attentive audience's perched silence the artist often hears his voice clearly for the first time. Your mind, after all, was given so you could talk to yourself; but your voice you were given to talk to others.
I love National Poetry Month and will always be among the first to promote it and participate in it. The extended holiday raises awareness, spurs creative thinking, and draws communities together for a time--just as holidays of all kinds are meant to do.
ince Even in Darkness was published, and as I look back on that post, I find that bringing my book to a national audience has deepened and broadened my understanding of how my great aunt's life story has impacted others, by educating me in the ways readers have interpreted and evaluated my novel.
The essence of coaching lies in helping others and unlocking their potential. But I'm sure you're already committed to being helpful, and that hasn't led to your coaching more often. So let's look at why coaching others helps you.
An eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee, George Held publishes poems, fiction, and book reviews, both online and in print. About his poetry chapbook Bleak Splendor (2016), Anton Yakovlev writes that it "bear[s] the full weight of a master poet's devastating wit and lifelong wisdom."
Imagine choosing a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in a new land at behest of your King and country in order to marry and mother in the New World.