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Writing About Controversial Topics
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The key factor to remember when creating controversial agit-prop fiction is to write a story that someone who is opposed to your desired change will find engaging enough to read. read more
“The Europeans: Bringing Civilization to North America (If you believe in fairies)”
“The Europeans: Bringing Civilization to North America (If you believe in fairies)” 1024 576 Reader Views
This country has folktales about the frontier hero, men who “tamed the wilderness.” What isn’t mentioned in these stories is the dark side of the “pioneer spirit”: the massacre of Native people, the racism toward them and African-Americans, the exploitation and destruction of the environment. Our history is scrubbed of historic facts and is as squeaky clean as Disney’s Cinderella in her Dior inspired dress. read more
Danger Ahead: Your Book Cover Is ALWAYS Your Business
Danger Ahead: Your Book Cover Is ALWAYS Your Business 1024 576 Reader Views
We all know that book covers are an important sales device for books. It’s not just about art or even graphics. It’s also about marketing. There is danger in not knowing enough about them, even for an author who will be traditionally published by the biggest and best. read more
Closet Writers Unite: What is a writing collective?
Closet Writers Unite: What is a writing collective? 1024 576 Reader Views
Many writers prefer to work alone, but at some point, all writers need feedback on their writing, or at least encouragement and a chance to share ideas with other writers to find out what works and what doesn’t. read more
ECO-FICTION: Inspired by Climate Change and Environmental Awareness
ECO-FICTION: Inspired by Climate Change and Environmental Awareness 1024 576 Reader Views
This growing niche of literature is becoming a large, explosive platform for authors and readers alike to come together and voice concerns and hopes, as well as brainstorm solutions and reforms so that the human race might be more inspired to take real, affirmative action to help curb the increasingly negative effects of climate change. read more
Turning Jealousy into Success…or, What YOU Can Do to be the Featured Expert
Turning Jealousy into Success…or, What YOU Can Do to be the Featured Expert 1024 576 Reader Views
Carolyn Howard Johnson shares some tips on how to take positive action and get that featured expert spot with the media. read more
Five Free and Easy Ways for Readers to Lift Authors
Five Free and Easy Ways for Readers to Lift Authors 1024 576 Reader Views
Authors are not just producers of books; they are also consumers of books. Whether for project research, market research, or personal fulfillment, authors need to read. What do you do when you’ve read something you loved? Make a mental note to look for more works by the same author? Look up more material about the author? Both are great for your own information but neither lets the author know you read their book. Here are five ways to support an author whose work you’ve enjoyed plus tips on how to encourage your readers to do the same for you. read more
Keeping Our Spirits Up
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Award winning author Carolyn Howard Johnson’s modus operandi is “no moaning!” Today she shares with Reader Views how to do just that! read more
Be Inspired by Strong Women
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Today, award-winning author Mark Bello honors Women’s History Month with his thoughts on some historical achievements and celebrates some of our finest champions. read more
National Women’s History Month and the Women in My History
National Women’s History Month and the Women in My History 1024 576 Reader Views
March is National Women’s History Month, so I took the time to think of some of the strong women in my family who lived through WWII in Italy and Libya. read more