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...
Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

One of the most crucial elements of great fiction is great dialogue. You can write a novel with no dialogue, but it gets very avant garde very quickly—and if that’s not what you’re going for, then you’re going to need your characters to talk to each other, at least...