We’ve written about pacing before and specifically pacing with multiple POV books, but today we wanted to talk about something a little different though it goes in hand with pacing: tension. This post is cowritten with Ashley Burdin. What is tension anyway? There’s an interview between Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock that we love where… Continue reading Building Tension in Stories
Hey, we’re back with another WBP survey, the first of which was on average chapter lengths, which you can check out: here. We want to do more of these, so definitely let us know in the comments if there is a question on craft or publishing that you’d like the writers of WBP to answer!… Continue reading WBP Survey: How do you approach notes after first receiving them from CPs, agents, and/or editors?
We’re so thrilled to be celebrating not one but TWO books out today by our incredible WBP contributors!! Happiest of book birthdays to AS THE SHADOW RISES and QUEEN OF VOLTS!! Make sure you grab your copies of these incredible sequels (and you can order signed copies of ATSR here and QOV here!) Tell us… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Katy Rose Pool and Amanda Foody
We’re so thrilled to be welcoming back a dear friend of WBP, Janella Angeles whose debut WHERE DREAMS DESCEND is out TODAY! If you would like a signed and personalized copy, you can grab yours from Janella’s local indie here! Give us a quick pitch of WHERE DREAMS DESCEND! Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Janella Angeles
Welcome back to our Author Spotlight series! We’re very excited to be featuring one of our very own WBP contributors, Kat Cho to celebrate VICIOUS SPIRITS, the highly anticipated sequel to WICKED FOX! The book is out today so make sure you grab your copy (and you can get a signed and personalized copy from… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Kat Cho
Hey! Did you know that WBP (+Friends) have FIVE books coming out in the next couple of months? So excited for the releases of: VICIOUS SPIRITS by Kat Cho (August 18th) WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles (August 25th) AS THE SHADOW RISES by Katy Rose Pool (September 1st) QUEEN OF VOLTS by Amanda Foody… Continue reading WBP Virtual Author Tour!
We have a larger post on promo and marketing coming, but I wanted to focus in on one particular strategy for marketing yourself as an author: the author newsletter. The first question you might ask about starting an author newsletter is: do I need to start an author newsletter? The answer is a resounding… Continue reading Debut Author Survival Guide #5: The Author Newsletter
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! So to celebrate we have some AAPI reading recommendations for you! Also, if you want another way to celebrate, check out over 25 panels and events that I participated in as part of AAPI Book Month with Asian Author Alliance! Lalani of the Distant Sea When Lalani Sarita’s… Continue reading Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Friend and fellow WBP contributor Akshaya Raman has been lightly badgering me about writing a post on character, because apparently as much as I talk about how and why character is the most important part of any aspect of story, it seems I have not actually written a post about this! Yes, I have written… Continue reading Building Dynamic Character Arcs
If you’re looking for some homework, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to get to work today! So we talk a lot about craft but if we’re the pencil, we need the sharpener for the desired outcome to take place. So let’s get the sharpener, shall we? Before We Begin You decide what… Continue reading Reading Critically As A Writer