Can you believe we’ve already reached the halfway point of 2017? This feeling is familiar, like reaching the midway point of our novels when the adrenaline is fading and we’re at a standstill, not sure how we will ever get to the payoff. But take a moment to stop. Breathe. Acknowledge the baby milestones up… Continue reading Midway Report: What We’re Up To
“Hey Meg, what’s your favorite part of writing a book? Is it when you get to make things magically explode?” “That’s fun, but hmm… I don’t think that’s my favorite.” “Is it when characters look longingly at one another?” “OH! That’s great. Have you read my best friend Sabaa Tahir’s book AN EMBER IN THE… Continue reading “Hey you! Yes you!”: Writing Dialogue
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 […]
Today is a super special day! Not only is it WANT’s release day (!!!), but also Cindy is here on the blog to talk about WANT and share some awesome writerly advice with all of us! A little side story of Axie the Fangirl and Cindy the Superstar: I’ve been a fan of Cindy’s ever… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Cindy Pon
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!
We all know how hard it is to set aside time to write around jobs, school, home life and other obligations. When you’re putting in only a few hours of writing a week, it can be hard to feel like you’re getting much done. A few days of uninterrupted writing time can be an absolute… Continue reading Tips For a Solo Writing Retreat
Hey! We’re back, two months since last we talked about scenes. Since then, we’ve had Camp NaNoWriMo and lots of beautiful spring days, which means you’re probably super excited to completely revise the scenes in your book!!! Okay, mini recap. And for those who memorized my last post – Can Your Scenes Be Seen? –… Continue reading After the First Draft: Revising Scenes