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
One of the most common things I heard when I started trying to get traditionally published was that being a professional writer meant learning how to wait. That advice turned out to be the absolute truth. So much of a writing career is spent waiting. For critique partners to give you notes on your manuscript.… Continue reading Waiting in Publishing
So, as you may or may not have noticed, I announced something this weekend. Something I’d been keeping a secret since August. Something I still can’t talk about without getting a little bit teary eyed, no matter how many people I tell. I’m going to be a published author! https://twitter.com/christineexists/status/926897530914435079 THE DEVOURING GRAY, my debut… Continue reading How I Got My Book Deal With Christine Lynn Herman
Everyone loves writing contests! They’re a great way to get feedback and make valuable connections, and they’re totally not stressful at all. Nope, there’s absolutely nothing anxiety-making about putting our work out there to be judged and poked at and rejected. A really super duper fun thing about contests is how they’re extremely public. Everyone… Continue reading #chillwritingtips: In The Game Of Contests, You Win Or You Die…Right?
It’s been a busy June so far for the Writer’s Block Party fam, but of course, we’re still reading a range of pride-themed books, both up and coming and beloved older favorites! What’s everyone else reading? Any other pride month reads to contribute to the list? Amanda Foody is reading THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton Camellia […]
Writer’s Block Party is honored to host Chapter One Young Writers’ Conference team member Katelyn Pettit, as part of their Ch1Con Blog Hop. For more information on Ch1Con go here: chapteroneconference.com. Hi everyone, My name is Katelyn and I am a writer, conference attendee, and host for Chapter One Young Writers Conference. I am so excited… Continue reading Ch1Con Blog Hop: Dreams vs. Goals
At the beginning of 2014, I abandoned the last half of my senior year in college to study abroad. While the rest of my classmates enjoyed relaxing senior springs, I…have never been good about taking the simple way. Instead, I started from zero, willingly making myself the new kid in another school’s program, in the… Continue reading Writing And Traveling