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
One of the most confusing things about the publishing industry is its ebb and flow. When you’re new to the cycle of querying agents and going on submission to editors, the entire thing can seem mystifying. Undoubtedly, you’ll be told that some times of year are “better” or “worse” than others for sending out your… Continue reading Publishing Calendar: Month to Month
This post is co-written by Akshaya and Mara. Writing a novel takes a long time. You spend months, even years, wrestling with an idea you love. You slog through revision after revision after revision, because publishing is a difficult game that demands nothing less than your best. You work so hard, for so long, with… Continue reading The World Isn’t Wide Enough For My Book (Or Is It?)
Hello, everyone! I’m here today to talk about one of the most important and, in my opinion, least discussed parts of being a writer: your website. Back when I was a newbie writer, author websites were my everything. I’d spend hours reading back through the archives of every site I could find for authors I… Continue reading Why Your Author Website Matters
Hi all! At WBP we love Writing Conferences and Book Festivals! So we thought we’d give an overview of 2018 Conferences and Festivals to see if any are a good fit for you! I’m going to break it into Writing Conferences (Good for networking, working on craft, and agent pitching) and Book Festivals (Fan events,… Continue reading Upcoming 2018 Conferences & Festivals
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 like the one hosted by the amazing Susan Dennard. So… Continue reading WBP’s Critique Partner Match Up!
Happy New Year! Instead of resolutions this year, we decided to share each of our rose, thorn and bud. Katy suggested the awesome idea, which seemed like a cool reflective exercise for us to look back on the old year and look forward to the new. Rose = the highlight of 2017. Thorn = the… Continue reading Happy New Year 2018: WBP Rose, Thorn & Bud