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Happiness (3): In Writing Happy Characters And Scenes

Happy Characters We are all drawn to happy people in life and always hope for happiness for the characters in books that we have empathy with. But usually, those characters have to earn that happiness by going through many trials and tribulations, or else they might seem a bit bland. Amanda Patterson (https://www.writerswrite.co.za/amanda-patterson/) lists 7… Continue reading Happiness (3): In Writing Happy Characters And Scenes

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A Highlight Of The Irish Cultural And Religious Celebration

Photo by Lalin Swaris. John Kelly from Longford as St. Patrick Time To Celebrate Again For the first time since 2019, Ireland was able to celebrate the religious and public holiday with parades, dancing and music. The country was given an extra-long weekend from Thursday, March 17 to Sunday, March 20. St Patrick's Day was… Continue reading The St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A Highlight Of The Irish Cultural And Religious Celebration

Why Read? (3) Why not be a role model, in helping your child to read and enjoy it?

© 2015 The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance 'An effective way of helping your children or teens become great readers is to read yourself. Read in front of them. Read newspapers, magazines, books, the backs of cereal boxes, the directions on a cake mix. Read aloud the song lyrics from your favorite CDs. Read… Continue reading Why Read? (3) Why not be a role model, in helping your child to read and enjoy it?

Why Read? (2) It Can Open So Many Doors…

Also, on https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Turning The Key To Reading For some people turning the key to reading comes easily but for others, it is hard to even find the key to open that door, and that can be so frustrating. When people get frustrated they tend to give up and do not want to try and… Continue reading Why Read? (2) It Can Open So Many Doors…

Why Read? Ireland Reads

There are many reasons to read. According to the University of the People, a tuition-free, American accredited, online college, these include... https://www.uopeople.edu/blog/why-its-important-to-read/ Expanding the mindAllowing for creative thinkingHelping improve concentrationGiving you a greater perspectiveHelping you destressProviding a sense of belongingBeing a great conversation starterDeveloping your vocabulary Ireland Reads In 2021, I wrote about the 'Ireland… Continue reading Why Read? Ireland Reads

Change 4: Changes That Writers May Consider In Their Writing

Changes In Writing Style All writers need to find their own writing style, but to do that we first need to look at other writers' styles. Publication coach, Daphne Gray-Grant says: 'I know I risk sounding like I endorse a paint-by-numbers approach to writing. I don’t! I’m simply saying that when you’re deliberately trying to learn… Continue reading Change 4: Changes That Writers May Consider In Their Writing