Readers Theatre or reader’s theater or Something Else?

One of the challenges of writing about and publishing lots of books about drama in language education is trying to decide what to call the thing where students read plays or dramatized texts out loud. Is it readers theatre, readers theater, reader’s theater, or reader’s theatre? You’d think it would be easy to solve this problem: check a corpus. Well if Google’s Ngram Viewer is worth anything, it’s clearly reader’s theater, with readers theatre a close second! Which is odd because those two options vary on both spelling and the apostrophe. But the plot thickens. What happens when we […]

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Genre Switching for Better Writing

I belong to a Facebook group for self-published fiction authors many of whom routinely make thousands or tens of thousands of dollars a month. The key to their success? Pick a genre that readers like, read as many examples of it as you can, and then write to that genre. While some might dismiss this approach as putting formula over art, their ability to sell does highlight the importance of genre to readers. When we read a detective novel, we expect certain things to happen. In a horror novel, there are certain things characters will never do or say. […]

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Small Business Saturday Sale!

Save 15% off everything in our shop today, Small Business Saturday. Support independent publishers because we: Share a larger percent of the profits with the authors. Produce more innovative and creative materials. Because we don’t aim for a global market, we can publish resources that are a bit more outside the box. Indie doesn’t mean, “rejected by the big publishers” any more. Indie materials are used worldwide and have won prestigious awards. We put your money back into the business, creating even better resources for you. You can talk to the CEO of the company and give feedback any […]

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