For the longest time, pacing was my craft nemesis. I would write books that were basically all beginning, with a rushed middle, and then they would just END. And I could tell something was totally off about my structure, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to fix it. It took… Continue reading Tips for Writing a Well Paced Book
This post is co-written by Ashley and guest writer, Janella Angeles, author of the forthcoming WHERE DREAMS DESCEND. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that writing is rewriting—but let’s not forget the other undeniable truth that follows: revising is also re-revising. Admittedly, some unicorns have the gift of being smooth, fast revisers and we HATE them (just… Continue reading When Revising is Revising is Revising…
There’s no one single way to write a query. The point of a query is to entice people to read your book. And just like no one book is going to be like another, no one query is going to read like another. And as hard as it is to write a query in general,… Continue reading Writing Queries for Multiple POV Books
This blog post comes to you from a writer knee-deep in revisions. Every time I’ve written *anything* I’ve somehow convinced myself at points in my writing that I could “fix things later” or that maybe “no one will notice” a certain mistake or inconsistency. But the truth is, if you find a scene boring, or… Continue reading Revision: There’s No Better Time Like the Present
This one is for all of the outliners out there! As well as those curious to start and those interested in expanding on their current outlines. Outlines come in all shapes and sizes, so this is by no means a one size fits all approach. We’re just going to walk through some things to consider… Continue reading On Outlining
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!
Most of us know the saying (or some version of it) that writing is rewriting. First drafts are supposed to suck–they are a thing you have to white-knuckle your way through, like middle school and dentist appointments and family holiday dinners. Just get to the end, don’t look back, you can’t fix a blank page,… Continue reading Re:writing