Writing With Style: Past and present tense to enhance your work-in-progress

It must be exhausting to constantly be told that how you use an author’s toolkit depends on what story is being told, but it’s something that needs to be turned into a mantra. Many key elements tell the reader where, how, why, and when the story takes place. In particular, the when of the story… Read More

Publishing Isn’t Paying

Record profits in Big 5 fails to provide a living wage  Since the pandemic first began, authors and publishing employees have broken the silence and begun to speak up against income disparity within the industry. While these discussions have shed light on the wage gap between marginalized and non-marginalized authors, demands for a living wage… Read More

Publishing Delays Slated To Continue Regardless of Covid-19

Covid-19 has been the bearer of blame for disruptions throughout the publishing industry. Yet many of these issues were not caused by the pandemic, simply exacerbated by it. With the U.S. economy running on a tight supply chain (a system so delicate that it regularly suffers from hiccups), it was only a matter of time… Read More

The Five Points of View: which one is right for your next book?

The process of crafting a novel demands a long list of writing skills; viewing it from multiple angles is just one of them. With five styles of point of view, authors have a bevy of options to choose from, but this can also be a bit overwhelming. How can you tell which is the right… Read More