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
Welcome to What We’re Reading: Halloween Edition, where we tell you our spookiest reads! Just a note, some of these covers are what nightmares are made of! Melody is reading AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT ANTHOLOGY by Kate Karyus Quinn, Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta Even the lightest hearts have shaded corners to hide the black thoughts… Continue reading What We’re Reading: Halloween Edition
I’m going to use a blog about writing to talk about blogging about writing (so meta!). So, since we talk a lot about writing and publishing, I figure it fits to talk about some ways we create our author platforms. One of the biggest social media platforms for writers is blogging. So, when you decide… Continue reading Blogging as a Writer
You’ve got your plot outline. Your story notes. And approximately 54.3 liters of coffee. You’re going to write those 50,000 words in the next 30 days even if it kills you. You’re finally ready for NaNoWriMo. But NaNoWriMo isn’t just about word count. If your goal is simply to dump out 50,000 words of a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Countdown: What do you want out of NaNoWriMo?
Giving feedback on your critique partner’s manuscript is one of the main things you will do as a critique partner. Other duties include making jokes, getting no writing done, sending memes to each other, and w(h)ining. While we all have opinions about books, usually whether we liked them, that is not necessarily what you should… Continue reading You’re a Critique Partner, Now What? Giving Constructive Feedback
The WBP team was super lucky to be go to the Boston Teen Author Festival this year! It was a one day festival that focused on bringing amazing Young Adult novels to fans in the Boston area and beyond. We were in attendance 13+ deep including our other critique partners. Two of our amazing WBP… Continue reading Conference Report: Boston Teen Author Festival 2017 (BTAF)
Hey Party! Since REBEL SEOUL comes out in almost two weeks (eek!), I figured I’d share with you the journey this book has gone on, from shiny new idea to a NEW VISION of the story to publication. Once upon a time, I was a senior in college and had this dream (it was a… Continue reading Journey of a Rebel S(e)oul: The New Visions Award