10 REASONS TO BEGIN READING POETRY

Rebecca holds a PhD in English and is a professor at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. She teaches courses in composition, literature, and the arts.  I haven’t always been a regular poetry reader, but last fall I began reading poetry again, and ever since I’ve been thinking about why I love it so much. I’veContinue reading “10 REASONS TO BEGIN READING POETRY”

15 Nonfiction Books You Need to Read for a 2021 Reality Check

Jasmine is a journalist struggling to adult by day… and pretty much the same at night. As great a form of escapism fiction is, I find myself reading a lot more nonfiction lately. A lot of brilliant writers have been publishing their books in the past few years, sharing their stories that offer mind-blowing revelations,Continue reading “15 Nonfiction Books You Need to Read for a 2021 Reality Check”

The Perpetuum Mobile Framework: A Genius Way of Growing Your Audience

By Art of Blogging The modern reader is complicated — and fascinating. They don’t merely want you to provide them value; they want you to actively and genuinely pursue building a relationship with them. They want to be engaged with, not persuaded. They want to feel like you’re invested in their success. They’re smart enoughContinue reading “The Perpetuum Mobile Framework: A Genius Way of Growing Your Audience”

How To Make Money Freelance Writing: Websites That Pay Writers $50+

By  Make a Living Writing Tired of writing for pennies (or peanuts or whichever cliche for crappy pay you prefer) and ready to learn how to make money online for real? We’re tired of it, too. That’s why Carol started paying for posts a few years back — and why she upped her rates to $75+Continue reading “How To Make Money Freelance Writing: Websites That Pay Writers $50+”

21 commonly banned books in 2021, and the reasons why

Katherine Fiorillo is a freelance content writer specializing in books, beauty, and e-commerce.  For centuries educators, religious organizations, and parents have long sought to control what children and adults read by banning literature. Books are challenged as an attempt to restrict materials, with claims commonly based on opposing political viewpoints, explicit content, LGBTQIA+ content, orContinue reading “21 commonly banned books in 2021, and the reasons why”

BOOK REVIEW-PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION

A review by Kirkus A travel writer has one last shot at reconnecting with the best friend she just might be in love with.Poppy and Alex couldn’t be more different. She loves wearing bright colors while he prefers khakis and a T-shirt. She likes just about everything while he’s a bit more discerning. And yet,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW-PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION”

BOOK REVIEW-PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER:THE FEAR-FIGHTER MANUAL

A Review by Kirkus A personal growth manual on the importance of speaking up for oneself, particularly regarding matters of identity. Building on the success of her Rants & Randomness podcast and first book, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2017), Ajayi Jones, “a proud Nigerian woman,” pulls no punches in this well-organized guidebook. She asserts that the coreContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW-PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER:THE FEAR-FIGHTER MANUAL”

22 Life-Changing Books That Expand Your Mind

Darius Foroux (pronounced as Da-reeus Fo-roo) is the author of 7 books, and the creator of 6 online courses. He writes about productivity, business, and wealth building. For the past few years, I’ve formed a habit of asking everyone for life-changing book recommendations. It’s one of the habits that has truly changed my life. Reading is myContinue reading “22 Life-Changing Books That Expand Your Mind”

The “Secret” to Writing Blockbuster Articles

By The Art of Blogging Tell me if this has ever happened to you: it’s Monday morning, and you’re ready to get some writing done. In your head, you’re already publishing a blockbuster article. The only thing that’s missing is the red carpet. But then you sit at your desk. That damn blank page reflectsContinue reading “The “Secret” to Writing Blockbuster Articles”

Book Review: Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera

By Ramnik Shah In Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain, Sathnam Sanghera offers a new critique of the history of the British Empire and its continuing impact on British society, drawing on secondary source material, personal experience and sharp enquiry. With an impressive bibliography, this candid and informed book is deserving of all the plaudits heaped onContinue reading “Book Review: Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera”