Write the Back Cover Synopsis of Your Novel

Write the Back Cover Synopsis of Your Novel {0}

Give yourself a treasure map Writing the synopsis of your novel before you start writing is a common exercise for creative writing students and for good reason. It tells you where you’re headed. The novel I’m working on now has evolved. I spent some time making the heroine more idealized and propping her up with […]

Have a story {0}

I saw this advertisement during my morning jog and I think the phrase resonated in a way that it wasn’t intended to. The advertisement was for some kind of alcohol and was encouraging the kind of evening that would enable you to “have a story” to tell the next day, but the more I read […]

Poem in Your Pocket Day for National Poetry Month Library Display

Poem in Your Pocket Day for National Poetry Month Library Display {0}

National Poetry Month It’s about showcasing the gems in your poetry collection that haven’t been circulating and need some attention. While I noticed that the website for National Poetry Month focuses on a very traditional definition of poetry, don’t limit your display to old-school white poets like Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. I found some […]

How to Avoid Spreading Cyber Rumors

How to Avoid Spreading Cyber Rumors {0}

As a librarian I know that I can be more sensitive to the reliability and validity of internet resources. While it’s important to use reliable resources while writing papers and creating presentations for work, that’s actually not what I’m talking about. If you’ve used the internet for more than a couple of hours, you already […]

A Gift Idea for Kids: The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan

A Gift Idea for Kids: The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan {0}

Nurturing reading in your household starts here You want your kids to not only see you reading and set aside time to enjoy books on a weekly or daily basis, but books should be something fun and delightful that they get for presents. This lovely holiday read is a perfect choice because it’s a great […]