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...
Understanding the Different Types of Editing

Understanding the Different Types of Editing

  Writing is only a quarter of what goes into making a successful book. Maybe less. What? Don’t believe me? Writing creates the whole experience, you say? The ultimate experience in a writer’s life is putting “THE END” on the page? Right. Sure. This is your first...
Your Manuscript Has To Be Typed—Here’s Why

Your Manuscript Has To Be Typed—Here’s Why

Although there’s a lot to be said for writing by hand, it doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to submitting your manuscript to be professionally published—or even when working on self-publishing your book. That’s because handwritten text isn’t easily edited, laid out,...