The Free Storytime App and Reading to Kids

There’s a lot of information available about how important reading aloud to young children is for not only encouraging children’s literacy but cognitive development in general. It’s also just plain fun for parents and kids. Storytime for Kids began as an initiative from Denny & Lies Velthuizen, two parents in the Netherlands who wanted to encourage parents to read more … Read more

NaNoWriMo Pre Planning

So you’re an old hand at National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as November. You’ve already got your route lined up, and you’re all set to write a novel (50,000 words) starting November 1, and finishing by 11:59 PM November 30. But maybe you’re new to NaNoWriMo. Here are some suggestions. (You might start by … Read more

November, NaNo, and Taking Inspiration

Hey AWers! Welcome to November—and writers everywhere know that November means NaNoWriMo. Do you NaNo? If you are, swing by the NaNoWriMo and Beyond room on the AW Forums, and say howdy to all the other masochists. I’ll confess that I’m already seven days behind. I’m currently putting together our first AW Anthology, and that’s … Read more