Author Archives: Charlotte Williams

Banned Books: Sensations Over Censorship


Posted by Charlotte Williams on September 27, 2017

Harry Potter, Of Mice and Men, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. What do they all have in common? It’s not that they have film adaptions or lead with male protagonists. It’s not even their underlying themes of death and inner demons. No, these influential novels have all been classified as three of the

Are Sensitivity Readers Valuable to the Publishing Process?


Posted by Charlotte Williams on August 30, 2017

Have you ever heard of sensitivity readers? I hadn’t until a few months ago when I was stumbling around on the internet and came across a few articles discussing their relevancy. Sensitivity readers are what they sound like: people who are paid to read a novel and flag content that is offensive or inaccurately portrays

Journaling: Do You Type or Do You Write?


Posted by Charlotte Williams on June 21, 2017

I’ve been journaling almost as long as I’ve been writing stories. I would journal when I was mad, when I was happy, or sometimes just to think about how bored I was. Over the years, a lot of things have changed about the way I journal, from consistency to content, but the fact that I

Scientific Publishing Opens Doors in India


Posted by Charlotte Williams on December 28, 2016

If there’s anything U.S. writers take for granted, it’s a place to publish their work. There’s definitely no guarantee it will ever see the light of day, but usually there’s at least one company to send it to. We’re lucky because this isn’t the case for other writers and scientists around the world who want

Diversity: How Does Publishing Stack Up?


Posted by Charlotte Williams on November 16, 2016

Everyone knows the U.S. still faces struggles around the issue of diversity, and unfortunately the publishing industry is no exception. We’ve still got a huge wage gap between men and women, and it’s largely being swept under the rug. There is still a lack of content being published by and for minorities. Things are looking pretty