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....
How To Get A Literary Agent: The Complete Guide for Authors

How To Get A Literary Agent: The Complete Guide for Authors

In the weird, wonderful world of publishing, there are a few key figures that everyone knows about: publishers, editors, and literary agents. But do you really know what those folks do all day? In an age when anyone can upload a file and start selling their book on...
Is Explicit or Edgy Content Okay in Young Adult Books?

Is Explicit or Edgy Content Okay in Young Adult Books?

Kids are smart. Often, smarter than we might like. And that means they know when you’re talking down to them. With the internet present in everyone’s pockets thanks to smartphones, kids today have access to a whole world of content that wasn’t available just a few...