The goal of this series isn’t to tell anyone how an author-agent relationship should be, but rather to showcase the very wide range of experiences out there. Everyone wants and needs something different from their agent, and we hope that by reading the varied thought processes of our guest contributors, writers can begin to figure out… Continue reading Fantastic Agents & How to Find Them (2): YA veteran author
We saw this tweet by agent Beth Phelan and realized that a series on what authors want and need from their agents is a way to pay it forward to writers in the query trenches. This isn’t something as basic as “I want an agent at a good agency” or “I want an editorial agent” but more… Continue reading Fantastic Agents & How to Find Them (1): YA debut author
Publishing is a mystery to many. When we’re first starting on our publishing journey we are often mostly educated by those who came before us who are willing to bestow their knowledge via blog posts or social media. Even industry insiders admit that they often don’t know anything about departments they don’t work for or… Continue reading Transparency in Publishing
Happy 2019! Hope you all had a great 2018! A great way to start a new year is to make new connections and move forward with your writing! We all met up through various CP match-up posts like the one hosted by the amazing Susan Dennard. So you can imagine we love critique partner match ups… Continue reading Critique Partner Match Up 2019!
Hi WBPers (have we decided this is the name we’re calling everyone? If you have any suggestions then comment down below!) You might have noticed we haven’t posted in the last month. That’s a good news, bad news situation. Good news is that a bunch of the WBP members have gotten really busy working on… Continue reading Hiatus until the New Year + Writing Advice links!
WBP is hosting another post for DVPit’s blog hop this week! #DVpit, the Twitter pitch event for marginalized creators, is returning for its fifth run this April. In preparation for the main event, Writer’s Block Party is hosting a guest post from author and literary agent Hannah Fergesen as part of the #DVpit blog hop!… Continue reading What Do You Have To Lose?: Infusing Your Characters With Personal Stakes | DVPit Blog Hop
We are so excited to host the next post in the #DVPit blog hop! #DVpit, the Twitter pitch event for marginalized creators, is returning for its fifth run this April. In preparation for the main event, Writer’s Block Party is hosting a guest post from YA author and CAKE Literary co-founder Sona Charaipotra as part… Continue reading On Building Plot: Three Act Structure in Fiction
Hello, Writer’s Block Party readers! Today we’re delighted to feature a guest post by Rachel Griffin. Look forward to the occasional guest contributor appearing on our blog from now on! Last Thursday I was buried in revision notes when my calendar chimed with a reminder. It said my housekeeper would be arriving in one… Continue reading Guest Post with Rachel Griffin: On Sharing Early Work With Critique Partners
UPDATE: Check out our new CP Match up for 2019 Hi all! We asked on Twitter if people would be interested in a CP match up post for y’all to find critique partners and it was a resounding yes. So, here you go! As you might know we all met up through various CP match-up posts… Continue reading WBP’s Critique Partner Match Up!
Hi all! Happy NaNoWriMo 2017! Hope you’ve gotten your writing off to a great start. Since our blog is all about advice, inspiration and community we thought we’d all band together to give some advice from our own personal NaNoWriMo experiences and to cheer everyone on! Meg: I’ve tried NaNoWriMo a few times in the… Continue reading NaNoWriMo advice from WBP