Today’s focus on books is going to be a little bit different. Typically, our book talks involve a focus on craft but today I want to put more of a light on the business of writing. Whether it’s how covers are often out of our hands, no matter how “big” one’s name is, money and… Continue reading Books To Read Before You Debut
Let’s talk “quiet scenes.” What are they? How do you utilize them? How do you make sure they’re just as dynamic as scenes with lots of action? Come along as we discuss this roundtable style! Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. QUESTION… Continue reading Roundtable: Quiet Scenes
This post is co-written by Ashley and guest writer, Janella Angeles, author of the forthcoming WHERE DREAMS DESCEND. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that writing is rewriting—but let’s not forget the other undeniable truth that follows: revising is also re-revising. Admittedly, some unicorns have the gift of being smooth, fast revisers and we HATE them (just… Continue reading When Revising is Revising is Revising…
There’s no one single way to write a query. The point of a query is to entice people to read your book. And just like no one book is going to be like another, no one query is going to read like another. And as hard as it is to write a query in general,… Continue reading Writing Queries for Multiple POV Books
This blog post comes to you from a writer knee-deep in revisions. Every time I’ve written *anything* I’ve somehow convinced myself at points in my writing that I could “fix things later” or that maybe “no one will notice” a certain mistake or inconsistency. But the truth is, if you find a scene boring, or… Continue reading Revision: There’s No Better Time Like the Present
This one is for all of the outliners out there! As well as those curious to start and those interested in expanding on their current outlines. Outlines come in all shapes and sizes, so this is by no means a one size fits all approach. We’re just going to walk through some things to consider… Continue reading On Outlining
We thought we’d do a post about how we intend to go into 2019. For many people that means resolutions, but we’re also adding our first reads. Because as writers we’re all huge readers too! So we all went around and answered the following 4 questions: What book we’re going to start off the new… Continue reading 2019 Resolutions & First Reads!