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
We thought we’d do a summer wrap up and share our favorite books we read! Katy loved REBEL SEOUL: “My favorite summer read was Rebel Seoul, which I enjoyed because I wanted to marry all the characters” After a great war, the East Pacific is in ruins. In brutal Neo Seoul, where status comes from… Continue reading What We’re Reading: Fave books of the Summer
It’s fitting that I’m talking about podcasts the day after the eclipse seeing as how one of the very first podcasts that I ever subscribed to, nine years ago, was The 10th Wonder Podcast, dedicated to the hit NBC series, Heroes. I’ve subscribed to dozens of podcasts since so today, I’m here to talk about… Continue reading Listen Up: Podcasts for Writers
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?