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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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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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Online Contest Pitching: Querying and Pitching in the Public Arena

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

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Advice for Teen Writers: Questions I Actually Wanted to Ask As A Teen Writer with No Chill

I’m beginning the post with a rant from my teen self. Bear with me. Ok, so I read a lot of posts like this when I was a teen writer, and they almost all irritated me because they felt condescending and should’ve been titled “Advice for Beginning Writers.” At seventeen, I’d read dozens of craft… Continue reading Advice for Teen Writers: Questions I Actually Wanted to Ask As A Teen Writer with No Chill