When talking about filling the creative well, there’s usually something missing in the conversation, in particular when it comes to writing for the YA audience. I fear that in our quest to catch up on the books that we’ve been highly anticipating and stay on top of new releases from the novelists who inspire us… Continue reading Filling the Creative Well
One day I was wondering, “Am I Instagramming right? Is ‘Instagramming’ a word? What ARE words…” Anyway, the takeaway was the Instagram thing and so I went to my trusty interwebz and looked it up. And now I shall compile my obsessive search results for all of you! According to Buffer (Please note that this… Continue reading How often do I post on Instagram?
Once, when I was at a conference, I heard an author say the first hundred pages of a book teach you how to read that book. I love that so much, but the sad truth is, sometimes a reader won’t wait around for a 100 pages. And especially in YA fantasy, where things generally tend… Continue reading Info Dumping Isn’t Always Bad
Today on the blog we have the pleasure of hosting badass author Maura Milan! Her debut novel, IGNITE THE STARS, is an action-packed adventure in SPACE, out September 4. Seriously, this book is as amazing as its cover! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below! 1. First of all, congrats on your debut novel! IGNITE THE STARS… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Maura Milan
So your friend has landed an agent and/or book deal and you have a million questions for them but really, the big questions are for yourself. Can I write that book that’s in my head? Can I actually get it published? They’re doing it! They’re an author now. Well, friend, this post is for you… Continue reading This Is For You, “I Write Too”
Path to Pub is an ongoing feature in WBP where we talk about each step to publication and beyond. From idea to drafting to book deal! So this is the step where we have finished and completely polished our wonderful manuscript and we’re ready to send it out to agents for consideration. (Note: This is… Continue reading Path to Pub: Querying your Book
How to Liven Up Dull Scenes I think we’ve all had the experience during drafting where you get to a scene that you just don’t. want. to write. You know the scene needs to be written to move your plot along, but you just can’t seem to muster the enthusiasm to write it. (And granted,… Continue reading How to Liven Up Boring Scenes