Mystery Reading Advice

I’m a fan of Agatha Christie. Her classic who-dun-its are always filled with twists, suspicion, and slights of hand. This current one I read, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas was no exception. (Let me tell you, the warm Christmas fuzzies it will not give you) There is one thing I learned while reading my latest mystery: Read more


Bookish Tip

Always walk into a book expecting to come out different. When deliberately searching for a lesson, you will find it. Not only will your reading experience be enhanced but your personal growth will abound when applying them.

A Tip To Authors From An Avid Reader


Why? First impressions! These chapters are the hook and net to the rest of your story. Since your audience is still mourning the death of the last book, it’s difficult to become invested into a new story.  Use those first three chapters to capture our attention! Make us forget about the last book we read! Don’t just introduce the characters and plot, give us a reason to love them and accompany them on their journey. Give us a reason to continue reading.

You all may have already known this, but I just wanted to reiterate the fact.