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Dear readers, I wish you a very happy new year, and hope 2015 is a happy, healthy and successful year for you all. I saw a wonderful quote on the internet recently, pointing out that today is the first blank page of a 365 page book. I hope the pages of your book are filled with beautiful words, pictures and experiences throughout the year, and that it turns out to be everything you dreamed of as… Read More

Some elements that make a good story, in my opinion, with some examples that show those qualities.           1. Storytelling I believe a good story requires a good balance between revealing and withholding information. If everything is given away too quickly, the reader may lose interest, and the same thing may happen if the story goes on and on with nothing to capture the reader’s interest in the first… Read More

I used to think that things were quite simple in a story: you sympathise with one character, despise (or at least slightly dislike) another and root for the one you feel sympathy for. Although ‘good’ and ‘bad’ characters may not always be entirely discernible all the time, and even though characters may well be a mix of both, there is generally a character the reader favours more than another (I am guessing… Read More

Ellie's Letter

thoughts and aspirations

KAIRA THE BOOK GODDESS

a reader in a rough

Echo Edition

personal blog, musings, and ideas

Readingat3am

Books, reviews and discussion

a rambling collective

Possibilities of connections and a sense of belonging.