Can Fiction Really Change the World?
by Taylor Lash
Climate fiction may be fiction, but it can affect the real world. How big of an effect can it have? How much can it do?...
E-book vs. Print: What Are Fiction Readers Choosing?
by Abigail Ellis
E-books and printed books can and do coexist. It’s our job to understand how and why readers choose e-books or print. With the rise of...
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...
Learning to Edit for Your Audience: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
by Jennifer Fletcher
Learning about the different effects that fiction and nonfiction writing have on critical thinking can help editors revise literature to benefit the authors’ audiences to...
When to “Tell”: Should Our Fiction Be Concrete?
by Lauren Johnson
Creative writing classes often instruct their fledgling authors to “be concrete.” But fleshing out your narratives could be hurting your stories. “Show, don’t tell” is...
The Secret to Evoking Empathy from Fiction Readers
by Kassidy Acker
Reading fiction as an escape has hidden benefits. Research shows that when readers feel emotionally transported into a work of fiction, their empathy increases. Authors...
How We Give Feedback Matters
by Xochitl Bott
There are four stances to take when giving feedback to an author. Are editors choosing the right one? Have you ever received harsh feedback on...
Avoiding Gender Stereotypes While Creating Characters
by Kate Blatter
Books and other written forms continue to support outdated gender stereotypes. Fiction writers can help break this cycle. As a society, we’ve made great improvements...
Book Sales: Why You Should Focus on Parental Preference Before Child’s Choice
by Alyssa Anderson
A survey of millennial parents reveals that book format, diverse characters, and positive reviews influence parents’ decisions when purchasing books for their kids. When it...
Why Adults Are Reading YA
by Dylan Parker
Why are adults still reading YA books? Despite the fact that YA books are nominally targeted at kids ages 12–18, industry data suggests that the...