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?
So your friend has landed an agent and/or book deal and you have a million questions for them but really, the big questions are for yourself. Can I write that book that’s in my head? Can I actually get it published? They’re doing it! They’re an author now. Well, friend, this post is for you… Continue reading This Is For You, “I Write Too”
Writing takes a lot of perseverance. Sticking with a story until the end, juggling revisions on top of daily life, sending query letter after query letter, managing rejections…until finally the perseverance pays off. It’s always easier to give-up, to just say “I’ll get ‘em next time.” But we know of so many writers’ stories where… Continue reading Relaxing: Writer Edition
We’re at the time in the year where if you’re in school you can taste summer in the air. It’s May and that means a lot of high school and college students are finished in a few weeks and free for the summer. As a former graduate student, I remember this time well. I had… Continue reading Writer Inspiration: Music
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?)