Do Drop by Tomorrow for Tea and Mechanicals … Dodge Will Be Free

"This is where Doctor Twist said his professor's workshop used to be located," Kera said as we stood on the cobblestones before a large warehouse. The black-mouldy red bricks were faintly mirrored in the oily pools from an earlier rain and the sky showed fitful signs of clearing. I gazed around in the dreary shrouded … Continue reading Do Drop by Tomorrow for Tea and Mechanicals … Dodge Will Be Free

The Alexander Legacy Company One: A Dodge, a Twist, and aTobacconist

A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist is a Steampunk Literary Tribute The Amazon ebook is now live here: http://www.amazon.com/Dodge-Tobacconist-Alexander-Legacy-ebook/dp/B009NV1DMG Sophronia Belle Lyon grew up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York and has always loved Sci Fi, Fantasy, and the great literary classics. Please like her facebook page¬†https://www.facebook.com/SophroniaBelleLyon The book comes out October … Continue reading The Alexander Legacy Company One: A Dodge, a Twist, and aTobacconist

How to Write a Book Review the Author Will Love

I am a big classics fan. I have, however, recently begun reviewing book by modern authors, and especially Indie writers, some of whom I've become friends and acquaintances with through author and reader sites I have joined. I have gotten good responses from the authors so far, even if I gave them the dreaded "three … Continue reading How to Write a Book Review the Author Will Love

Principles of Teaching Literature and English Skills

English Skills must include Grammar, Composition, Spelling, and Vocabulary. I am an English teacher who hates Grammar, at least the way it is usually taught. Rather than drill on sentence diagramming and parts of speech in isolated sentences, I taught Grammar from Tom Sawyer. The student finds parts of speech in realistic speech, regional, standard … Continue reading Principles of Teaching Literature and English Skills

Principles of Writing Fiction

It's hard to say when people began writing fiction, but it has been used for millennia to communicate truth. Seems strange to say that something that isn't true can teach truth, but good fiction always has done that. Using characters, settings or events that didn't actually happen, writers create a vehicle by which to make … Continue reading Principles of Writing Fiction