What Is Cinematic Perspective? When to Write It (and When to Avoid It)

What Is Cinematic Perspective? When to Write It (and When to Avoid It)

  When I was much younger, in one of my first English classes, my teacher taught a lesson on different narrative perspectives in fiction. “First person,” I remember her instructing us, “uses the ‘I’ perspective—how you would talk about yourself. ‘I went to the store....
7 Ways To Get the Most Out Of A Writers’ Conference

7 Ways To Get the Most Out Of A Writers’ Conference

Writers’ conferences are amazing things. You get to talk to other people who understand the joys and agonies of being an author, share tips for getting an agent or a publishing deal, find new beta readers, make new industry connections, and even get tips on how to...
Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to pay attention to detail. You have to do all the little things that readers expect from a professional book in order to attract attention and convince people to spend their hard-earned money and precious time on...
Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

Book Budgeting Basics: Planning Your Way To Publishing Profits

“Budget” is not a bad word. Okay, so it brings to mind images of serious, scowling penny-pinchers who drain all the fun out of life by demanding that 99.994% of your income goes to paying down debt and saving for a rainy day. But really, a budget can be the thing that...