May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! So to celebrate we have some AAPI reading recommendations for you! Also, if you want another way to celebrate, check out over 25 panels and events that I participated in as part of AAPI Book Month with Asian Author Alliance! Lalani of the Distant Sea When Lalani Sarita’s… Continue reading Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Friend and fellow WBP contributor Akshaya Raman has been lightly badgering me about writing a post on character, because apparently as much as I talk about how and why character is the most important part of any aspect of story, it seems I have not actually written a post about this! Yes, I have written… Continue reading Building Dynamic Character Arcs
If you’re looking for some homework, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to get to work today! So we talk a lot about craft but if we’re the pencil, we need the sharpener for the desired outcome to take place. So let’s get the sharpener, shall we? Before We Begin You decide what… Continue reading Reading Critically As A Writer
I know my first drafts are messy. As hard as it can be to accept, I know that no matter how much time I spend brainstorming or outlining, until I have that draft written, I don’t fully know how the story is going to turn out or how to fix it. But writing that first… Continue reading Writing A First Draft After Revising Forever
Hello Writer’s Block Party readers! Today we’re delighted to have Swati Teerdhala, author of THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT and THE ARCHER AT DAWN, and a longtime friend of the WBP team, talk about personal finance for authors! Thanks for joining us Swati! I had been planning on writing this for awhile as personal finance has… Continue reading Guest Post: Personal Finance for Authors by Swati Teerdhala
The Debut Author Survival Guide is a series that explains everything that happens between selling your book to publication day in an attempt to demystify the process of publishing your first novel (through a traditional publishing lens). Go HERE to see the rest of the series! Self-promotion is daunting, especially when you’re a brand new… Continue reading Debut Author Survival Guide #4: Social media presence & Self-promo
I’m pinching myself that I get to write this post. Why? Because the idea of writing in multiple age categories still feels so new to me. Being an author has been my dream my entire life, but for a very, very long time, I only ever imagined myself as a YA author. The idea of writing anything… Continue reading Writing in Multiple Age Categories: The Why, the How, and the Fun