Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • April 9, 2018
Published in News • 2 comments
Literacy is the key to the art of modern language.
All art is attached to the beauty of words. Poetry and theater is based on the understanding and development of literacy. Playwrights, like Shakespeare, even developed literacy into a whole new art form with the invention of new words. Without literacy where would we be?
April slunk in along with the Easter eggs so it took a while before anyone noticed it.
Attendees at Bologna Children’s Book Fair were talking about literacy too and the rise of Audio Books for children. With the increasing popularity of in home smart speakers, the big children’s publishers are adapting books into interactive experiences that ‘Alexa’ or ‘Siri’ can use to entertain your child.
Also in the Don’t category was the Twitter thread where a male author decided to take issue with the #ownvoices movement saying he was quite capable of writing from a woman’s interior viewpoint. Unfortunately when excerpts of his work were posted in the comments they didn’t prove his point. Woman wrote descriptions of themselves as they thought a male writers would write… also including famous male writers turgid descriptions of women and then the New Yorker published an op-ed. This is why Point of View matters so much in writing.
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Nathan Bransford has been struggling with concentration. He decided to fix it once and for all and discovered some good tips.
So coming soon from Black Fuzzy Turtle Press- the compulsively readable thriller about a lovesick ghost’s dream to explore their eating disorder….
somewhere in a multi-verse near you…
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.