4 Ways to Show Your Patriotism This July

July could arguably be the most “American” of all of the United States’ calendar months—it’s a time for water sports, pool parties, bright summer days and balmy summer nights, iced-down Coca Cola straight from the glass bottle and picnic tables […]

Is it Necessary to Be Politically Correct in Your Writing?

Last week we discussed the topic of diversity (find it in our archives here!) and the importance of portraying diverse topics in a sensitive nature that avoids stereotypes and misconceptions. Today we’re exploring the flipside of that: whether to be […]

What is Diversity in Writing and Should You Write It?

In the past seventy years or so, our culture has seen a significant shift from a conservative, religiously influenced viewpoint to a much freer and accepting system that encompasses everything from race and sexuality to relationship styles and gender identity. […]

How the Busy Writer Can Get Involved in Activism

One would have to be in the deepest author cave possible not to have at least an idea of the tumultuous cultural, environmental, and political environment the United States is currently experiencing. Here at Midnight Publishing—where words are power and […]

5 Things to Remember When Attending a Convention as a Featured Author

A rite of passage for many authors is the exciting “con”—a convention of readers, artists and story lovers who gather for several days (usually a long weekend) to celebrate all manners of geek culture: books, movies, TV shows, comics, anime […]