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!
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
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
Most of you are probably familiar with the concept of online pitch contests. But for those who aren’t, in recent years, events have sprung up around the internet with the goal of helping writers connect with agents and editors who may be interested in their work. Kat Cho and Christine Herman, two of our Writer’s… Continue reading Online Contest Pitching: Querying and Pitching in the Public Arena
Hi everyone! This is our fourth roundtable and we’re talking about multiple POVs! *Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator/Editor: Kat Cho Melody: The UNWIND dystology by Neal Shusterman follows three kids and as the series goes on, we get more POVs. I… Continue reading Roundtable #4: Multiple POVs
Hey everyone, I’m so excited to interview 2017 debut author, Karuna Riazi. She is an amazing talent and we’re so lucky to be able to feature her this week on Writer’s Block Party. Karuna discusses her debut book, her experience writing and championing diverse books, and working with Cake Literary! She is debuting with a… Continue reading Author Spotlight: 2017 Debut Karuna Riazi
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