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Writer Unboxed · 12h ago

Flog a Pro: would you pay to turn the first page of this bestseller?

Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and agents often make their read/not-r...
Writer Unboxed · 1d ago

Credibility, Value and Marketability: The Art and Craft of the Book Proposal

So–the publisher or agent you’ve written to has responded favorably to your query letter, ...
Writer Unboxed · 2d ago

The Editor’s Clinic: Building a World in a Hurry

This morning we’re looking at another effective opening.  Like last month’s example, the f...
Writer Unboxed · 3d ago

Marketing Copy: The First- Versus Third-Person Debate

A few months ago, in response to a personal conundrum I shared with you, we debated the me...
Writer Unboxed · 4d ago

Take Five: Anne Greenwood Brown and COLD HARD TRUTH

Congratulations to WU contributor and multi-published author Anne Greenwood Brown on the publication of her fifth YA novel, COLD HARD TRUTH, which released on April 3rd! Anne, who also write...
Writer Unboxed · 5d ago

The Disappointing Novel: The Shame of it All

SHām, noun, 1. “… a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness...
Writer Unboxed · 6d ago

Mining Our Characters’ Wounds

While we can certainly be forgiven for not seeing our personal wounds as jewels, our most ...
Writer Unboxed · 1w ago

13 Ways to Engage Your Reader with a Despicable Character

I’m not one who believes that character likability is key to winning over the reader—for m...
Writer Unboxed · 1W ago

When You’re Not Okay: A Mental Health Checkup for Writers

I ignored the signs for months, convinced the anxiety, crying jags, insomnia, and moments of rage were hormonal potholes on Perimenopause Lane. In my defense, life has thrown a few curveball...
Writer Unboxed · 1W ago

All the King’s Editors–Sarah Callender

This post is the next in the ‘All the King’s Editors’ series, the brainchild of WU contrib...