Content Editors and Workshopping Technical Writing
by Cecilia Oaks
Content edits aren’t meant to just cover the basics. When people think of content editors in technical writing, they might assume that editors will go...
Unbalancing Act: When Fiction Normalizes Unhealthy Romance
by Suzanne Uchytil
To help prevent abuse, writers and publishers have a responsibility to stop normalizing stories about unhealthy romance. Well-known books and films often promote and perpetuate...
Bestseller Burglary in YA Literature
by Sierra Smart
Monetarily manipulating bestseller lists diminishes the work of less privileged authors and publishers. This destabilizes the literary foundation these lists are built on. In 2017,...
What Children’s Picture Books Are Teaching about the Muslim Community
by Lenae Shelton Rubey
Children’s books are typically the gateway to reading. The question is, are they teaching inaccurate information and stereotyped portrayals? Diversity is an important current topic...
Seeking Attention: What Covers Attract Readers?
by Rachel Roberts
Readers know not to judge a book by its cover, but how much of an effect does the cover have on reader choice? Successfully intriguing...
Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Publish with Independent Publishers
by Camila Roldan
You can begin to build your writing career with independent publishers. They see you, hear you, and are willing to work with you. Publishing your...
Who Am I? Reader Response to Second-Person Narration in Fiction
by Ashlin Kaufman
Authors use second-person narration to make readers feel like characters in the story, but readers may be having a different experience entirely. Second-person narration arguably...
Is Fiction Fundamental? Trends of Children’s Reading Habits
by Taryn Hervey
Even though children read less the older they get, fiction remains the most popular genre amongst children of all ages. So what could this information...
Does the Science Fiction Genre Affect Literary Merit?
by Reagan Weston
Some academics give less literary merit to science fiction. However, a text’s intrinsic literary qualities can upend typical genre expectations. Many of us grew up...
Why Copyeditors Are Still Needed
by Rebecca Youngs
Research suggests that audiences prefer copyedited articles. In an age when almost everyone has access to the internet, online publishing is easier than ever. With...