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?
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
We know that researching agents is hard. Not only is there very little information out there, a lot of it is anecdotal. So, I put together this post on how to research agents when subjective stories are involved. When we are researching agents we use what information is readily available. However, there is a flaw… Continue reading Researching Agents using Subjective Information
Welcome to our quick guide for word count! If you’re about to query or submit your work, word count is something you should include in your query letter. Word count is a general rubric to show that you’re putting in the work to make sure you’re developing your story enough without being overly wordy or… Continue reading Word Count Guide
So, this post is to help you find your writing style or voice. When we first get started writing, we are usually given a lot of resources for how to plot with things like three-act structure, how to create conflict, or world-building. But as we’re learning all of these writing techniques, we’re also trying to… Continue reading Finding Your Writing Style
In our “Reading Recs for…” series we’ll recommend reads for certain topics that we run into often. One of the most fun and also most painful parts of building an epic fantasy world is world-building. (To be fair, all genres should have good world-building). THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton why we rec: This world was created… Continue reading Reading Recs for World Building
Earlier we posted questions to ask agents during The Call. And today it’s time for questions to ask client referrals. Whenever you talk to an agent who wants to offer representation, you should get a list of their clients you can contact. Preferably two (one who’s sold and one who hasn’t). You can either talk… Continue reading Questions to ask Other Clients of an Agent