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 […]
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
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
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
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
Every once and a while there are always stories of writers finishing their book in a handful of months, weeks, or even days. Because the internet is the internet, these stories spread around like memefire, often making it seem like if you’re writing a book you better be doing it as quickly as possible. I… Continue reading The Ballad Of A Slow Writer