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 #13: Quiet Scenes
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!
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
So you’ve queried agents and one has emailed you asking for a phone call! This is amazing. Time to celebrate! Now, you’re probably thinking about and worrying about what to talk about on the call. For my calls the first part was amazing. The agents talking about how much they loved my manuscript and how… Continue reading Questions to ask Agents on The Call