When writing, we often hear the words trope and cliché. Understanding the difference between the two is important, as is understanding when to use them effectively in our writing and when to steer well clear! Tropes as tools Tropes are essentially patterns and conventions that provide structure to your storytelling. Frequently unique to a particularContinue reading “Tropes vs Cliches: What’s the difference?”
In recent literary trends, there’s a notable shift towards better representation of LGBTQ+ characters, including those who identify as transgender. This blog post looks at the importance of fostering inclusivity and providing a platform for authentic storytelling.
Copyright is a system that protects your writing and prevents others from using it without your explicit permission. Copyright covers all sorts of created things but, for this blog post, we will focus on the written words.
You’ve done the hard work and written your novel. So what’s next? What are the different options for publishing and how do you decide which is best for your novel?
Crafting a novel is an exhilarating journey, especially when it involves themes and stories from the LGBTQ+ spectrum. As you near the finish line, it’s crucial to understand that the final step, the polish, can significantly impact the reception and success of your book. Here’s why enlisting the expertise of a copyeditor is a game-changerContinue reading “The Essential Case for Hiring a Copyeditor for Your LGBTQ+ Self-Published Novel”
Are you an aspiring author with a story to share? Perhaps you’re a seasoned writer looking to take control of your publishing destiny. In either case, self-publishing can be a fantastic option to bring your words to the world. Let’s dive into the self-publishing process step by step.
In the ever-evolving world of literature, diversity and representation have become critical themes. Within this landscape, LGBTQ+ literature has made significant strides in sharing unique stories and experiences. Yet, despite the progress, there’s a persistent challenge that writers and editors must tackle: the portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters without resorting to harmful stereotypes. In this blogContinue reading “Sensitivity without Stereotyping: Navigating LGBTQ+ Character Portrayals”
So, you’ve poured your heart and soul into writing an LGBTQ+ book and now you’re ready to share your story with the world. The first step in this exciting journey is pitching your book to literary agents who can help you get it published. But how do you go about it?
LGBTQ+ fiction has come a long way in representing the diverse experiences of the community, but one persistent issue remains – heteronormativity. Heteronormativity is the belief that heterosexuality is the norm, and it often manifests in LGBTQ+ fiction in various ways. In this blog post, we will explore why heteronormativity in LGBTQ+ fiction is problematicContinue reading “Breaking Down Heteronormativity in LGBTQ+ Fiction: Why It’s Problematic”
Fiction has long been a mirror reflecting the diverse tapestry of human experiences. It allows us to explore different cultures, perspectives and identities, fostering empathy and understanding. One essential facet of this diversity is the representation of nonbinary characters. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of inclusivity in storytelling.Continue reading “The Role of Nonbinary Characters in Fiction”