How do I encourage reading?
This month's topic is very timely in today's digital world. Paperback, hard bound, eBook, audio book? The choices, as well as the genres, seem endless.
My day job is in education. I began presenting stories to children during library story-time. Later, I was a guest presenter during an English or Social Studies class., I have also taught writing workshops for young authors.
I believe it is more challenging now because of all the distractions. Reading is not a passive activity, for me, this is one of the most difficult realities for children to accept. For an introvert, reading is an accepted norm; for the extrovert, it seems foreign. I believe the reader has helped because it resembles a game.
For my YA evaders, I add activities at the end if each of my stories, video trailers, and often contests and giveaways.
The same is true for my adult readers. Sampler chapters, flash fiction, and coming attractions on my website and social media to offer a teaser to encourage reading.
Being a a reader, I present what I enjoy to my readership. Sensory details, recipes, a detailed setting,s, multi-dementia characters, and unexpected twists and turns.. I hope I create characters and settings that are memorable and encourage readers to search for another good story after reading
Please stop ad see what all of the authors have to say about this subject by clicking on the links listed below.
Skye Taylor http://www.skye-writer.com/blogging_by_the_sea
Victoria Chatham http://www.victoriachatham.com
Dr. Bob Rich https://wp.me/p3Xihq-1ly
Anne de Gruchy https://annedegruchy.co.uk/category/blog/
A.J. Maguire http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Anne Stenhouse http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com
Helena Fairfax http://www.helenafairfax.com/blog
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Rhobin L Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com