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
Today’s focus on books is going to be a little bit different. Typically, our book talks involve a focus on craft but today I want to put more of a light on the business of writing. Whether it’s how covers are often out of our hands, no matter how “big” one’s name is, money and… Continue reading Books To Read Before You Debut
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?
There is a common refrain out there, in every corner of the internet, on panels and interviews galore, where authors talk about how hard it is to write their second published book. It’s so common, in fact, that it has a variety of names–the sophomore slump, second book syndrome, the tenth circle of hell, etc… Continue reading Why is it So Hard to Write a Second Published Book? Reflections on the Sophomore Slump
Through our Pub Life posts, Writer’s Block Party will be hosting guests and contributors who talk about their jobs within the publishing industry. There are many more career paths in publishing than a lot of people realize, and we’re so excited to spotlight a few of them for you guys! Today, we’re excited to share… Continue reading Pub Life #5: Knowledge is Power – Contracts & Rights
Hey WBPeepers (still working on that name…), there’s a certain contest coming up that has grown by leaps and bounds since it started in 2012. Pitch Wars is a great mentorship program and platform that has provided agents, book deals, and a great community to aspiring authors! Some of whom are in the WBP gang!… Continue reading Roundtable #6: Pitch Wars
Hi everyone! Today we’re talking about balancing writing with a full-time job! *Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator/Editor: Akshaya Raman Ashley: I work in publishing but it’s not really writing related. I’m a digital production assistant, which is a fancy way… Continue reading Roundtable #5: Writing With A Day Job