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Ch1Con Blog Hop: Dreams vs. Goals

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

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What We’re Reading

It’s been a while since we checked in with our contributors about what we’re currently reading. See what we’ve been filling our non-writing non-blogging non-working time with! (Spoiler Alert: A lot of contemporary!) Akshaya Raman is reading WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American… Continue reading What We’re Reading

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In A World…: Writing A World Like A Character

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. If you write speculative fiction, you have probably heard the advice before to treat your world like a character. This advice is definitely spot on and is a key to creating vivid, dynamic settings… Continue reading In A World…: Writing A World Like A Character

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Writing with depression & anxiety: a field guide

I’m a writer with anxiety and depression, and I know I’m not alone. I think writing calls to many of us with these conditions. For me, the call began during a childhood spent reading for escapism from the institutionalised torment of compulsory education. To clarify, I loved getting good grades and earning teachers’ praise—I just… Continue reading Writing with depression & anxiety: a field guide

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Before querying & sub: cutting word count, filler words, & line-edits

Sometimes, you finish a giant revision and you think to yourself. “Finally, I’ve made it through Mordor and now I will throw this damned ring into the fires of Mount Doom!” Your finger hovers over the “send” button, you stare that beast in the eyes, the one that you thought you loved but that really… Continue reading Before querying & sub: cutting word count, filler words, & line-edits

Roundtable

Roundtable #5: Writing With A Day Job

Hi everyone! Today we’re talking about balancing writing with a full-time job! *Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator/Editor: Akshaya Raman Ashley: I work in publishing but it’s not really writing related. I’m a digital production assistant, which is a fancy way… Continue reading Roundtable #5: Writing With A Day Job