Everyone loves writing contests! They’re a great way to get feedback and make valuable connections, and they’re totally not stressful at all. Nope, there’s absolutely nothing anxiety-making about putting our work out there to be judged and poked at and rejected. A really super duper fun thing about contests is how they’re extremely public. Everyone… Continue reading #chillwritingtips: In The Game Of Contests, You Win Or You Die…Right?
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
Recently, as in last Saturday, I graduated from Lesley University with a Masters in Creative Writing –Writing for Young People. Yay! Go me! You can check out more about Lesley’s Writing for Young People program: here. I’m in the list of alumni! I thought I’d share with all of you about my experience in my… Continue reading All You Need to Know About MFAs in Writing for Young People! + DIY MFA
A bunch of the WBP contributors went to ALA Annual conference this year in Chicago and we had an amazing time! Partly because we were able to see Amanda Foody on her first panel and Axie Oh had her first signing for her debut REBEL SEOUL! To start out the weekend on Friday there were some signings (including one… Continue reading Conference Report: ALA Annual 2017 & ARC GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)
It’s been a busy June so far for the Writer’s Block Party fam, but of course, we’re still reading a range of pride-themed books, both up and coming and beloved older favorites! What’s everyone else reading? Any other pride month reads to contribute to the list? Amanda Foody is reading THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton Camellia […]
Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to the amazing BookExpo and BookCon events in the New York City Javits Center with a few other WBP contributors: Melody, Foody, Meg, Ashley, and Christine! BookExpo is the largest industry publishing event of the year. There are select tickets for bloggers, but it’s mainly for publishers,… Continue reading Conference Report: BookExpo & BookCon 2017!
We all know how hard it is to set aside time to write around jobs, school, home life and other obligations. When you’re putting in only a few hours of writing a week, it can be hard to feel like you’re getting much done. A few days of uninterrupted writing time can be an absolute… Continue reading Tips For a Solo Writing Retreat