A big part of being a successful author is being able to set goals and manage your time well. It gets really hard when there’s no guarantee that the project your working on will ever…well…publish. So, that got us talking about how to set realistic goals both short-term and long-term/career. And we invited some of… Continue reading Roundtable #15: Goal setting and Time management
Hi all! We’re starting a new series! We saw all the conversations about how there is a lack of transparency in publishing. And while we think there are some great resources already out there, publishing is ever changing and it can’t hurt to have more people sharing their stories! So we started a Pub Finance… Continue reading Pub Finances #1: How to Budget as a Full-time writer/freelancer
Fun fact: a lot of our Roundtable topics come from conversations we’re already having within the WBP critique group chat! And one of the things we’ve been talking about A LOT is burn-out and refilling the creative well (maybe because a lot of us debuted/became agented the last 3 years). So, we figured we’d bring… Continue reading Roundtable #14: Refilling the Creative Well
Welcome to our Author Spotlight series! This one is super special because we interview one of the WBP contributors, Katy Rose Pool (or Katy Rosé as we like to call her…when we’ve been drinking wine…) We’re so excited about her debut Young Adult epic fantasy, THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS (which is out today!). It is… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Debut Author Katy Rose Pool
Welcome to our Author Spotlight where we get to interview one of the alums of WBP, Christine Lynn Herman, about her amazing debut novel, THE DEVOURING GRAY. We talk about multiple POVs, Contemporary Fantasy settings, dark themes and debut year! Plus we get some cool insights into the amazing setting and characters of TDG! 1. Christine!!!… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Debut Author Christine Lynn Herman
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