Monthly Archives March 2017

How To Grow A Reader

Want to grow a reader? Make reading a habit. Unless you get your children into a daily habit of reading you will battle endlessly to grow them into lifelong readers. Yes, they may have a reading session at school.  And they may read perfectly well. But the average child who is busy, sporty and often over-extended may not turn to a book when he has a break. If you have a child who does do so, congratulations, go read something else 🙂 What do you mean, no TV? This Sunday we banned our kids from watching TV.  I stopped the 10-year-old
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So you want to write a blog?

Blogging is writing. Just in shorter, more caffeine-fuelled sentences that need to get to the point quickly or be clicked over at the first sign of a clumsy sentence. Or a long explanation that wanders off topic.  Of course there are exceptions. Some blogs are creative showcases for literary prowess. And some will lose their readers as soon as they get too content-heavy or just plain heavy. As a feature writer, blogging poses a challenge. You have to reign in all those long descriptive sentences and paragraphs and become a master editor.  You can’t leave it to the copy editor
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