The easiest resolution to make is to finish the books I have under contract. I also want to use this year “off” (e.g. I don’t have any books coming out in 2021) to really work on my craft and get back into the joy of writing again. I want to work on places where I… Continue reading Happy New Year 2021!
Hey friends! In preparation for this post, I re-read Amanda Foody’s brilliant Writing in Multiple Age Categories post, which is a topic cut from a similar cloth, so definitely check that post out after you read this one~ Just a quick catch up with me – In 2017, I debuted with a YA Sci-Fi duology… Continue reading Writing in Different Genres
Hey, we’re back with another WBP survey, the first of which was on average chapter lengths, which you can check out: here. We want to do more of these, so definitely let us know in the comments if there is a question on craft or publishing that you’d like the writers of WBP to answer!… Continue reading WBP Survey: How do you approach notes after first receiving them from CPs, agents, and/or editors?
This post is brought to you by Kat, who when I asked what I should write for my turn on the blog this week, answered with: SETTING. In preparing for this post, I re-read our Roundtable #7, where Foody, Melody, Akshaya and I talk settings, so definitely check that out if you haven’t already. Between… Continue reading 7 Tips on Writing Settings
This is a visual representation of how I felt this past summer before my second book’s release. [If you’re wondering what I’m cooking, it’s ramen (*see Author’s note below). Because every person in my family must have their own pot of ramen]. This is what I call having “multiple pots on the stove,” which upon… Continue reading The Multiple Pots on the Stove Method
Your favorite girl gang is back ♠️ Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all… On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con… Continue reading Happy Release Day to KING OF FOOLS + Roundup of WBP’s Inaugural Instahop
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 past week I’ve been thinking a lot about starting new projects. For the first time in a while, I have the opportunity to work on an entirely new project. At first, I was excited – I finally have time for all those cool ideas and concepts that were clamoring for my attention while I… Continue reading Pre-NaNoWriMo: Starting a New Project
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
Story time! Last winter, I got the green light to write a sequel/companion novel to REBEL SEOUL. One problem: I had no plot! I had characters & concept, with several scenes that I was super excited to write, but I was missing all those elements pivotal to plot structure: an inciting incident, stakes/motivation, subplots, escalating… Continue reading Writing a Synopsis Before Drafting