Risa Attrell


Keep Your Spirits UP! 15 Ways to Maintain a Positive Mood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
What can you do when you're down? How can we maintain a positive spirit? This easy to read booklet, written in light conversational style, gives 15 tips on how to maintain a positive mood.
How We Learn to Spell by Risa Attrell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
In this article, I suggest how we REALLY learn to spell-and it's not all those boring spelling tests you had in school! I suggests an approach to children's literacy that is, for a change, productive and makes sense.
Dealing with People. How to Avoid Frustration and not be a Jerk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
Handy little booklet with common sense, but often overlooked advice for dealing with people in a way that avoids unnecessary pain, frustration, and unpleasantness for yourself and those you deal with. Sprinkled with humor, this book is a light read, easy to understand, and gets to the point quickly.
Fun Ways To Help Children Improve Their Reading Skills
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Does your child or student know the alphabet but still struggle when reading? Then this booklet is for you! Staying away from boring reading drills, this short and easy booklet shows you how to help children use their own imagination to improve their reading skills. You'll learn fun ways to motivate children to want to read, and to read fluently.

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  • To Hook or Not to Hook, That is the Question? on Jan. 23, 2011

    I totally agree with what Robert Hendry writes here. I think it's sad that the literary agents insist on the 'hook' right in the beginning. That certainly isn't my style of writing. Why does every story have to start off with excitement? What happened to the 'nice cozy story' to read by the fireplace? There's a problem though with e-books. In days gone by, you could go to the bookstore, sit at a table, and read as much of a book as you want-maybe even the whole thing, before you decided if it was worth spending your money to take the book home with you. When it comes to buying e-books though, (or even buying hard copy books online) one cannot just read the whole thing before buying. And why would someone who just gets to read a sample, buy the book, if there is nothing to 'hook' the reader in the sample? I consider this a real problem.
  • The Storyteller's Art: How Not to Bore Your Reader to Sleep, Tears, or Homicide on Jan. 26, 2011

    I'm in the process of reading this book. Very well written and informative. Mr. Porretto has a wonderful, unique writing style and a great sense of humor! I don't know WHY his books are free, but lucky for us they are!