This year, for the first time since graduating from college, I took a substantial amount of time off from writing. I don’t just mean a week or two after finishing a round of revisions. I don’t mean a month where I gently tinkered with side-projects. I mean a full-blown 4 months where I wrote ZERO… Continue reading 5 Tips for Rebuilding a Writing Habit
Everyone loves writing contests! They’re a great way to get feedback and make valuable connections, and they’re totally not stressful at all. Nope, there’s absolutely nothing anxiety-making about putting our work out there to be judged and poked at and rejected. A really super duper fun thing about contests is how they’re extremely public. Everyone… Continue reading #chillwritingtips: In The Game Of Contests, You Win Or You Die…Right?
Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator/Editor: Katy Pool Foody: Hogwarts from Harry Potter is one of my grandest archetypes of magical worlds, especially because many of the stories I write take place in semi-modern fantasy settings. I’m forever in awe… Continue reading Roundtable #7: Settings
In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Welcome back, readers. As I said last week, the goal of these posts is to encourage writers to consider the effects of foreigners on their worlds. On Friday, we examined how incorporating visitors… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 2
In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Usually, when we talk about world building in fantasy, we’re thinking about building one specific culture and how your characters move around within and interact with that culture. Today (and on Tuesday), I… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 1
The day has come! The one that WBP has been waiting for on pins and needles… …it’s release day for DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY by our own amazing Amanda Foody! Check out our amazing Author Spotlight Interview (our first) with Foody from earlier this year (click below to go to the full interview): We’ve… Continue reading Release Day: Daughter of the Burning City + Giveaway (CLOSED)!
We are super excited for today’s author spotlight: the hilarious F. C. Yee, debut author of THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO. This book came onto our radar last May when it was pitched as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets American Born Chinese. How cool is that? After reading, we’re thrilled to say the comps… Continue reading Author Spotlight: F. C. Yee