Date of publication: 2017-09-01 17:39
5665 5665 5665 5665 So I try to create these occasions. I set a daily time to work on my novel - usually in the mornings - and then I sit down at my computer and wait. Sometimes I’ll noodle around in my process journal, asking myself questions and trying to answer them. Sometimes I’ll reread something I’ve already written. Sometimes I’ll move commas around. I sit there even if I don’t know what comes next, because not-knowing is important. And even if all I manage to accomplish in a day is deleting a paragraph or a couple of pages, that’s okay, too, because I trust that I’ll be back again tomorrow.
In this episode, we’re joined by Edwidge Danticat, whose work recounts the stories of Haitians and Haitian-Americans. Her haunting YA novel, Untwine , tells the story of an unbreakable bond between twin sisters of Haitian descent.
In the sixth edition of our Kids & Family Reading Report , we asked . parents and children about their attitudes and behaviors around reading books for fun, and now the results are in! Key findings reveal what kids and parents look for in children's books, the increase in reading aloud to children from an early age, the inequities around access to books in the home, and more.
View all our findings and learn more about the methodology behind the survey at /readingreport.
Lots of screams, horrible fates almost happening, close cries for help, special effects, monomania, quick thinking, pluck, fear and scrambling. You know the kinds of stuff. I learn there are two more novels in this series by Cornelia Funke , both of which will remain just as unread by me as the first. It is hard to guess what they will involve, however, because this one closes with a curiously cobbled-together ending that seems to solve everything, possibly as a talisman against a sequel.
Pam Muñoz Ryan , the celebrated and critically acclaimed author of Esperanza Rising , The Dreamer , and Riding Freedom , among many others, joins us in the studio today with her editor, Tracy Mack , to talk about her writing process, the genesis of her latest New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor novel, Echo , and why so many of her novels contain themes of social justice.
5665 5665 5665 According to Ken [see A Morning Hymn ], I should be hearing the night s angels still singing in full voice. And I must guard my first springs of thought and will. Or am I too ancient for this? Or can I not include myself, even now, in the morning s newness? Is not this the secret of living? [.]
In July 6997, Scholastic introduced a monthly book series by . Stine called Goosebumps with Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House. Twenty-five years (and several generations of frightened kids later), Goosebumps is now one of the best-selling children's series of all time with more than 855 million English language books in print. To celebrate this milestone, we invited . Stine into the studio to reflect on the last 75 years and to give us a look at what's still to come for the master of horror.
In addition to their separate writing careers and their philanthropic gestures, King and his wife put most of their efforts into rearing their three children, Joseph, Naomi, and Owen. As in King’s fiction, one of his driving impulses was to ensure that his children had a normal, loving family life.