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Why is it So Hard to Write a Second Published Book? Reflections on the Sophomore Slump

There is a common refrain out there, in every corner of the internet, on panels and interviews galore, where authors talk about how hard it is to write their second published book. It’s so common, in fact, that it has a variety of names–the sophomore slump, second book syndrome, the tenth circle of hell, etc… Continue reading Why is it So Hard to Write a Second Published Book? Reflections on the Sophomore Slump

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How I Got My Book Deal With Christine Lynn Herman

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

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Pub Life #4: Getting Creative With A Marketing Graphic Designer

Through our Pub Life posts, Writer’s Block Party will be hosting guests and contributors who talk about their jobs within the publishing industry. There are many more career paths in publishing than a lot of people realize, and we’re so excited to spotlight a few of them for you guys! Today, we’re excited to share… Continue reading Pub Life #4: Getting Creative With A Marketing Graphic Designer

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#chillwritingtips: In The Game Of Contests, You Win Or You Die…Right?

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?

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Conference Report: BookExpo & BookCon 2017!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to the amazing BookExpo and BookCon events in the New York City Javits Center with a few other WBP contributors: Melody, Foody, Meg, Ashley, and Christine! BookExpo is the largest industry publishing event of the year. There are select tickets for bloggers, but it’s mainly for publishers,… Continue reading Conference Report: BookExpo & BookCon 2017!