Lately, several of my clients and students have expressed an interest in blogging. “Where do I start?” they ask. Or, “What should I blog about?” Or, “How would I keep it going?” Let’s break down this process a bit, and I’ll share practices that have made my own blogging enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable. What follows is not the only or even the best way to approach blogging—it’s just what’s worked for me. So take what you like and leave the rest. At the end of the day, your way is the best way for you. Trust your instincts, and have fun sharing from your heart! [Read more…]
When you think of the defining moments in history, it’s probably grand occasions that spring to mind. You might think of global wars that raged for years across continents or powerful speeches given by influential leaders and thinkers, proudly delivered to a gathered crowd of thousands but… What about the humble document? How much of a difference could a piece of paper and some ink really make? [Read more…]
Living the gig life but yearning for a bit more stability? Learn how to be an entrepreneur for as low as $1 with this book bundle. [Read more…]
We all know the importance of libraries even in today’s context. Especially in today’s context. However, we also realize that this sector is facing massive challenges, and it is up to us who comprehend its significance and role to offer support. So, here at FWJ, we’re promoting Be the Change Supporting the American Library Association. [Read more…]
Need an escape from reality? There’s nothing better than diving straight into a science fiction book.
Science fiction may be a fun read, but it’s so much more than that. It challenges our world view and expands our reality. It also teaches us a thing or two about appreciating the here and now, without technology taking over.
But there are so many different science fiction books, and it can be overwhelming trying to choose which ones to read.
Bonus—so many of these also have movies you can watch after reading!
The list starts out with Dune, a book that follows a family on another planet that has a life-preserving spice that everyone wants.
Then, the list ends with The Martian, a book about an astronaut stranded on Mars. It was made into a major motion picture, and both the book and movie are phenomenal.
With other great books, like Frankenstein and A Wrinkle in Time, you will have amazing books to choose from no matter what science fiction you like best.
Aliens, monsters, and time travel, you can’t go wrong with this list.
Check out the infographic below.
Despite earning international acclaim for his tale, The Alchemist, Paula Coehlo’s literary success remains forbidden in Iran. As the below map shows, this is just one of the many books that are currently banned by governments around the world.
From children’s stories to tales of exploration and self-revelation, well-known books remain restricted in many countries in 2019. [Read more…]
I believe that writers need to continue to improve themselves, and one way of doing that is to read, read, and read some more. When it comes to reading, I can read practically anything (except fashion magazines, maybe), but I do love a good fiction book. And speaking of fiction, did you know that we have a published fiction writer in our team at Splashpress Media?
Robin Parrish is a journalist, blogger, and author. He contributes to our sister sites ForeverGeek and Apple Gazette. He has been so kind as to offer an electronic copy of his latest novel, Corridor, to you guys.
Corridor is an action novel that keeps you at the edge of your seat. Here’s an idea of the story.
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS TO RUN.
On the eve of his seventeenth birthday, Troy Goggin finds himself inexplicably transported to an impossibly huge, miles-long structure called the Corridor. But what is the Corridor, and why was he brought to it?
It’s a place of mystery, wonder, and heart-stopping danger. It will test him and push him both mentally and physically. His only companion is the girl whose voice he hears inside his head, explaining the rules he must follow if he hopes to escape.
But there is much more to this extraordinary place than Troy could ever imagine. The Corridor’s true purpose — the biggest mystery of all — is revealed only to those who make it to the end.
You can read excellent reviews of the book at Good Reads. I have started reading Corridor, and I find it riveting. I can tell you this for sure: you just might not want to start it if you do not have time to finish the book!
So who wants a copy? Here’s how to join.
Step 1: Copy & paste the following, and then tweet it:
I want to win a copy of Corridor by @robinparrish from @freelancewj! Enter here: http://spla.us/KpID0k #contests
Step 2: Leave us a comment on this page to let us know you tweeted, and paste the link to your tweet in your comment. (Note that our comments are moderated, so your comment may not show up immediately after you click the “Post Comment” button.)
ONE winner will be selected at random from the commenters on or around 10:00 pm EST on Thursday, May 3. Winners will be notified via Twitter, after which you can send us your email so Robin can give you the book. Don’t forget to thank @robinparrish if you win!
Important: You can enter the contest once per day between now and the 3rd.
Happy tweeting, and good luck!