We thought we’d do a post about how we intend to go into 2019. For many people that means resolutions, but we’re also adding our first reads. Because as writers we’re all huge readers too! So we all went around and answered the following 4 questions: What book we’re going to start off the new… Continue reading 2019 Resolutions & First Reads!
UPDATE: See ALL of our CP Match Ups HERE! Happy 2019! Hope you all had a great 2018! A great way to start a new year is to make new connections and move forward with your writing! We all met up through various CP match-up posts like the one hosted by the amazing Susan Dennard. So… Continue reading Critique Partner Match Up 2019!
It’s so wonderful to see that amongst the chaos of 2018, there were some really beautiful moments and achievements to celebrate. A round of applause to the WBP crew and all of you readers for supporting WBP and our writing outside of the blog. You mean the world to us so thank you. Let’s take… Continue reading End of the Year Wrap Up 2018
Hi WBPers (have we decided this is the name we’re calling everyone? If you have any suggestions then comment down below!) You might have noticed we haven’t posted in the last month. That’s a good news, bad news situation. Good news is that a bunch of the WBP members have gotten really busy working on… Continue reading Hiatus until the New Year + Writing Advice links!
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