Happy Thanksgiving 

With Thanksgiving almost here, I thought I would share my thoughts. Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and to be with family. In a few days, I will be gathering with my family, and I’m looking forward to it.

The one thing I am thankful for the ability to read. We as a society take reading for granted, and don’t give it a second thought. There are many in our society who struggled to read a simple text. 

1 in 5 people struggled to read due to Dyslexia.  

In these individuals, reading is a difficult task because the left side of the brain has a hard time decoding language, and doesn’t connect with the pathways that form the ability to read. 

In school, when we were taught to read; our minds were forming the pathways and connections to decode language on the left-side of the brain.  

If you are a parent, you’ve seen this process of learning to read developing in your child. 

How does struggling to read affect a person’s life? 

Imagine trying to decode a simple post on Facebook with some of the letters flipped or having no phonics to words while reading. 

A person taking a long time to fill out forms for medical or job application trying to decode letters and comprehend the information. 

This is a hidden struggle in our society, but slowly is emerging into the light.

I hope you found this post helpful to you. 

For more information on Dyslexia please visit understood.org

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Why should you read?

photostudio_1474484018812Good day, my friend, I trust everything is well with you.

Since my opening blog, I’ve been contemplating why people should follow my blog before my release of my saga. Here’s what I came up with. An excellent time for you to get to know me, and to watch the creative process unfold in front of your eyes. As well, there are different aspects of writing I would like to discuss with you, and love to hear your thoughts too.

Electrifying things are happening in Science fiction, like the release of the new Star Wars movie coming to theaters in December! Yes, I’m a Star Wars fan.

Star Wars, Star Trek, Buck Rogers, and other science fiction shows and movies yanked me into science fiction. That filled my mind of the possibilities of fantastic stories and powerful characters help me to discover the path to my stories.

Now, I read science fiction novels and short stories for joy and finding out what the latest trends are.

Just recently, I’ve returned to Fantasy, as a child, I loved stories about unicorns and noble quests. Heroes stood against evil to save their women or homeland from their enemies. How heroes would fight to conquer their fears to win the deadly battle against evil.

I consider reading any fiction is about bonding with the main character and cast of characters. Who desires to read boring characters? I know, I don’t. When I read a story, I long to be sucked into the author’s story world and his/her characters to be on a wonderful and a nail biting journey.

When you, my friend, read my story you’ll be transported into my world; where you’ll walk among with my characters experiencing the journey, I’m creating for them. That’s what I’m hoping for.

Until next time,
Happy Reading,
Alex

Introduction

This is the post excerpt.

My name is Alexandra Mars. If you guessed it, I am an inspiring author pursuing my goal to become published. My friends, call me, Alex, and welcome to my blog. I write fantasy and science fiction because I find that genre fascinating to me, for there are so many paths a writer can take in his/her world.

I have been creating stories my whole life when I was a child, my Barbie dolls and My Little Ponies all had their own personalities. In middle school I discovered my creative writing skills, and I have remained on this path ever since. The journey to arrive at this point hasn’t been easy for me, and at times been very arduous. Now, I see excellent things in my future, and I hope you and I can take the next stage of this wonderful journey together.

You’re probably wondering what’s the next stage, I’ll tell you, my friend. In 2017 I will release my debut saga here on my site. I am excited!

In the meantime, I will be discussing many topics on writing and my life in my blog.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to follow my blog.