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Tag: Emily Alvarez

Tackling a Book Report

By Emily Alvarez If you are anything like me, you probably detest book reports. As much as we love books and reading those books, writing up a summary on one […]

Tips for Writing Period Pieces

By Emily Alvarez I’ve been writing short stories and working on a couple of novels set in previous centuries. I often receive inquiries on how I collect my details and […]

The Art of Character Development

By Emily Alvarez Characters are the glue of every story. I say this because, well, in reality they are the reason a reader will read past chapter one. Without interesting […]

Audiobooks? Yes please.

By Emily Alvarez Audiobooks… What is there to say about the written word read aloud? Since the 1930s, essays, poetry, stage plays, and books have been a common find in […]

E-Readers vs. Hard Copies

By Emily Alvarez In 2007, the world of the written word was turned upside down when Amazon introduced the first digital reader: the Kindle. Heads turned away from the bookshelves […]

The Age of Digital Publishing

By Emily Alvarez We are in the age of information overflowing from every crevice of the earth. Whether it is coming from word of mouth, machines designed to alert of […]