Okay guys, buckle in because we have a special treat for you all today! Our first agent interview on Writer’s Block Party. And since it’s such a special treat we had to get an ah-maz-ing agent for y’all. So, of course we went straight to one of our favorite agents, Beth Phelan of The Bent… Continue reading Agent Spotlight: Beth Phelan creator of DVPit
A quick intro: #chillwritingtips is a series about making sure we don’t lose our love of writing in the process of trying to get it published. The whole time I was querying, I wanted it to be OVER. I was not a fan of the waiting and uncertainty and dealing with my own writerly neuroses… Continue reading #chillwritingtips: I Don’t Have Any Exciting News, And That’s Okay
Maybe, once or twice in your life, you’ve done some light Internet stalking of agents and editors. And maybe, once or twice, you’ve seen them say something like this: “I want to see something that feels fresh but also familiar. It’s hard to predict what I’ll like. I want originality and something I haven’t even… Continue reading Does My Manuscript Need To Be Original?
Hi everyone! Welcome to our third roundtable! Today we’re discussing female friendships, with an emphasis on what makes them compelling in fiction and media, why we write them, and how to write them well. *Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator: Katy… Continue reading Roundtable #3: Female Friendships
Hi WBPers…WBPsters? WBPeepers? Okay, we’ll work on that one. Anyway, I’m here to present to you a recurring feature about what we’re reading over here at Writer’s Block Party! Akshaya Raman is reading WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord… Continue reading What We’re Reading
I sent my first query for my first manuscript in the beginning of 2013. I thought the manuscript in question was fresh and fun and awesome. Actually, I knew it was fresh and fun and awesome, because I’d had a fresh and fun and awesome time writing it. I thought all my jokes were hilarious… Continue reading #Chillwritingtips: An Introduction
Hi everyone! Welcome to the Writer’s Block Party! We’re a group of critique partners (CPs) who write young adult and middle grade speculative fiction. Though we all met online, we’ve quickly become close friends, sharing our love of books and writing. As an introduction to our blog, here’s a little more about who we are,… Continue reading Roundtable #1: CP Love