My Four Book Clubs

My Four Book Clubs

by Fran Hawthorne I’m either insane or a voracious reader, but somehow I manage to belong to four separate book clubs, three of which often choose books of over 600 pages. I can (usually) keep up, because only one of the groups meets every month. But more important, I...
The Little Wartime Library

The Little Wartime Library

by Kate Thompson June 13th, 1944 and Bethnal Green is under fire. The streets are bathed in a choking, acrid smoke as a German V1 flying bomb explodes out of the sky, hitting a railway bridge and nearby houses. Six people are pulled dead from the scorched wreckage,...
What Makes a Great Antagonist

What Makes a Great Antagonist

by Maggie Smith; from author’s website Every novel needs conflict and the best way to do that is by creating a unique real-life antagonist, a flesh-and-blood character who stands in direct opposition to your protagonist and has to be conquered before your hero...