Authors, Developing Words – Roald Dahl

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a continuing series on how writers craft words to express their ideas and to connect with readers.] Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales to Norwegian parents. He wrote both children’s fiction and short stories for adults, and is perhaps best known as the author … Continue reading “Authors, Developing Words – Roald Dahl”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 26: The Future of Writing (Part 1 of 2)

[Editor’s note: This is the twenty-seventh of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end of this … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 26: The Future of Writing (Part 1 of 2)”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 14: Printing and the Spread of Writing (Part 1 of 3)

[Editor’s note: This is the fifteenth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. It is also the first of a three-part discussion of the rise of printing and its effect on various civilizations. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 14: Printing and the Spread of Writing (Part 1 of 3)”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 1: The Origins of Writing

[Editor’s note: This is the first of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today.] Today, we take reading and writing for granted – we look at the … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 1: The Origins of Writing”