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World-Building Tips and the Importance of Avoiding Excess Details
The key to great world-building per science fiction and fantasy author Chrome Oxide, is to create a story and setting that are believable. For example, you can't have...
A Love Letter to Detroit From "Love Radio" Author Ebony LaDelle
Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this witty and romantic teen novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get...
Author Jennifer Fawcett On Creating Tension in Her Terrifying Novel "Beneath the Stairs"
In this edition of Simon & Schuster's “The Mark Up,” author Jennifer Fawcett invites viewers into the terrifying world where her new novel, Beneath the Stairs , takes...
Creating a Vivid World that Readers Want to Live In
The fundamental element that shapes your character's growth is the world they live in. Making the world feel alive and vibrant is integral to the reader getting lost...
The Fascinating Story Behind Sadeqa Johnson's 'Yellow Wife'
Yellow Wife is based on the true story of Robert Lumpkin, a notorious jailer who owned a holding pen and “breaking” center for more than 300,000 enslaved people from...
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