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  • The New Dying Art: Reading

    The New Dying Art: Reading

    By Cicely Rue
    Many people may not want to hear this, but reading is becoming a dying art. Growing up, I remember reading anything I could get my hands on. Watching TV and running around outside could not compare with reading. My mom would try to hide her adult books from me, but even she couldn’t keep me from finding the words of Eric Jerome Dickey. Read More…

  • THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY TO WRITING

    THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY TO WRITING

    By Cicely Rue

    So, you’re a writer…

    Most of your family and friends might not understand what it takes. In their minds, writing means you siting at a desk scribbling away your unimportant thoughts. In reality, writing is much more than that. You don’t just write because you want to. You write because you need to. Read More…

  • LEADING LADIES IN LITERATURE

    LEADING LADIES IN LITERATURE

    By Kelly Hayden
    Strong women are in. As we gear up to soak up some summer sun with a good book, there’s a good chance the pages will be filled with a fierce female protagonist. Women have taken a lead role in fiction over the past few years, taking on larger roles other than just the love interest, mother, or daughter. Read More…

  • ACCESSORIES FOR THE MODERN BOOKWORM

    ACCESSORIES FOR THE MODERN BOOKWORM

    Who says bookworms have no sense of fashion? For years, literate girls have been typecast as bumpkin nerds who pay more attention to their recent Barnes & Noble purchases than to their personal style. It’s time to shatter the illusion that brains and beauty are mutually exclusive. Read More…

  • FAVORITE READS: PRIDE & PREJUDICE

    FAVORITE READS: PRIDE & PREJUDICE

    Published in 1813 by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice follows the Bennett Family and their five daughters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia. During a time when women were expected to get married to the first man that offered, Jane and Elizabeth still manage to believe fairytales can happen. Read More…

  • ARE YOU READY TO CONTACT A PUBLISHER?

    ARE YOU READY TO CONTACT A PUBLISHER?

    By Cicely Rue
    When submitting to a publisher, every writer should know some basic rules. New and young authors might not always remember the following: Although writing is an art, writing is still a business. The publisher has to be able to sell your book. That is their only job. Your job is getting the publisher to want to sell your book. Read More…

  • ARE YOU READY TO CONTACT A PUBLISHER?

    ARE YOU READY TO CONTACT A PUBLISHER?

    By Cicely Rue
    What should a Query Letter Include?
    “The goal of a query letter is, simply, to get an agent to want to read more.” (Lukeman, 2014)
    This is your chance to convince the publisher or agent to read your manuscript! Your goal is to sound professional and to show them why they should invest in you. Your query letter will include your synopsis and biography. Read More…

  • Redefining The Beach Read

    Redefining The Beach Read

    By Clare Fuller
    Traditionally, the sort of book that one curls up on a summer day, basking in the warmth of noon sunshine and sinking toes into the sand, are light bubblegum reads. Read More…