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Fantastic Agents & How to Find Them (1): YA debut 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

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Hiatus until the New Year + Writing Advice links!

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!

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What Do You Have To Lose?: Infusing Your Characters With Personal Stakes | DVPit Blog Hop

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

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On Building Plot: Three Act Structure in Fiction

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

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Guest Post with Rachel Griffin: On Sharing Early Work With Critique Partners

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