Writing a sequel is hard for many reasons. It is often the first book written under contract. There is a responsibility to build up the world and characters that readers have come to love and enjoy. And sometimes the first book has changed, which changes what a writer had originally planned for book 2! But… Continue reading Roundtable #16: Writing the Sequel
A big part of being a successful author is being able to set goals and manage your time well. It gets really hard when there’s no guarantee that the project your working on will ever…well…publish. So, that got us talking about how to set realistic goals both short-term and long-term/career. And we invited some of… Continue reading Roundtable #15: Goal setting and Time management
Fun fact: a lot of our Roundtable topics come from conversations we’re already having within the WBP critique group chat! And one of the things we’ve been talking about A LOT is burn-out and refilling the creative well (maybe because a lot of us debuted/became agented the last 3 years). So, we figured we’d bring… Continue reading Roundtable #14: Refilling the Creative Well
Let’s talk “quiet scenes.” What are they? How do you utilize them? How do you make sure they’re just as dynamic as scenes with lots of action? Come along as we discuss this roundtable style! Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. QUESTION… Continue reading Roundtable #13: Quiet Scenes
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!
Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator & Editor: Melody Simpson QUESTION ONE: What does an ensemble cast mean to you? Ashley: I think an ensemble cast is a group of characters–maybe four or more? Or three or more?–who have equal… Continue reading Roundtable #12: Ensemble Casts
Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator & Editor: Amanda Foody QUESTION ONE: What do you define as foreshadowing? Is it a clue? Is it one of those “…” cliffhanger lines? Easter eggs about what is to come? ASHLEY: I think foreshadowing… Continue reading Roundtable #11: Foreshadowing