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“Could Reading Children’s Books Help You Become a Better Business Writer?” Excerpt


By Demian Farnworth of Copyblogger on December 2, 2013

“I don’t care how old you are — 17 or 70 — as a writer you can benefit from reading children’s stories. Stories like Madeline, Interrupting Chicken, Henry’s Freedom Box, The Giving Tree, and I Took the Moon for a Walk. Keep in mind, the reason these are considered “children’s” books is not because of the material.” READ MORE

NCRANewsUpdatenewSpotlight on Service:  Mary Ellen Skidmore

Posted on December 17, 2013

Mary Ellen Skidmore joined her first reading council in New York when she was in graduate school. When she moved to North Carolina in the 80s, she helped to charter the Moore County Reading Council and became a leader in NCRA.  Over the years, she has served in numerous NCRA positions, including president, state coordinator, executive assistant, chairperson of the bylaws committee, and program chair of the 1991 Southeastern Reading Conference.  READ MORE