Figure of Speech Ins and Outs

Posted on January 22, 2015 under Author Advice
Figure of Speech

The use of a figure of speech is extremely beneficial in writing to add some flavor. If your writing begins to fade into colorless monotony, you now have something to reignite your content. As a result of what figures of speech achieve, writers and readers alike are extremely fond of their use; we all find them a much more preferable alternative to factual writing.

Nonfiction Writing: Liberating the Mindai??i??s Eye

Posted on January 7, 2015 under Author Advice
A narrative perspective for nonfiction publishing

Nonfiction needs to be crafted in a literary sense. Appealing nonfiction employs techniques used by playwrights, fictional authors, and the like. Here lies the difference between showing and telling.

J.D. Salinger: Self-Manufactured Writing Acclaim

Posted on December 18, 2014 under Author Advice
J.D. Salinger - author of the published masterpiece The Catcher in the Rye

An unmatched ability to communicate pertinent beliefs, a bittersweet recluse, and a supreme intellect, are some of the very few characteristics of a person that everyone wanted to know so much about. However, Salinger was not born eremitic. His hermetic manner was induced, developing as a result of excessive publicity, and, more so due to parallels drawn between him and his cynical and rebellious character Holden Caulfield in his literary masterpiece Catcher in the Rye. This is not to say that Salinger was overwhelmed with the way he was perceived by others ai??i?? Salinger’s actions were always carefully weighed, he never acted without conscious intent.

Sharing Mental Opulence Through Childrens’ Books

Posted on December 16, 2014 under Author Blogs

Trafford author Barbara Syassen-Beer was one of the auspicious individuals among us who wouldn’t succumb to the adversity that she was faced with, but rather capitalized on the dynamic aspects of her existence. This was the beginning of Syassen-Beerai??i??s path to composure, enchantment and fulfillment.

USA Best Book Awards Finalist

Posted on December 8, 2014 under Trafford News
Pain and Purpose in the Pacific - Best Book Award Finalist

USABookNews.com, one of the foremost online magazines, consisting of both traditional and independent book gossip, announced the 2014 USA Best Book Awards recently. To no surprise, a Trafford Publishing title was among the finalists.