Author career · Craft

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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What Do You Have To Lose?: Infusing Your Characters With Personal Stakes | DVPit Blog Hop

WBP is hosting another post for DVPit’s blog hop this week! #DVpit, the Twitter pitch event for marginalized creators, is returning for its fifth run this April. In preparation for the main event, Writer’s Block Party is hosting a guest post from author and literary agent Hannah Fergesen as part of the #DVpit blog hop!… Continue reading What Do You Have To Lose?: Infusing Your Characters With Personal Stakes | DVPit Blog Hop