Articles & Interviews

How to Plan Your Own DIY Writing Retreat

You've probably seen the ads-- Writing Retreat on Maui! Escape to a cabin in Vermont to write! It sounds amazing-- ...
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Freewrite Portable Typewriter Review

When I first sat down to write this review, I pulled out my laptop. I know, I know. What was ...
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How to Write Great Reviews

As a librarian, I am constantly thinking about book reviews. I use them to select books for my library’s collection, ...
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Fictionary, a revolutionary developmental editing tool for writers!

Well, I'm a sucker for new toys, particularly when it comes to my writing craft. Anything that can help me ...
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Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo July 2019

July is Camp NaNoWriMo, and here at Writing Bloc we're using the month of June to pack for camp, and ...
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Announcement of the Stories and Authors for the Upcoming “Deception!” Anthology

After a lot of work in May, our panel of readers and judges chose the stories to be featured in ...
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The Writing Bloc Podcast is LIVE! Listen Here!

Amongst all of our great goals coming to fruition, we here at Writing Bloc have officially launched a podcast! Our ...
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Review: Neil Gaiman’s MasterClass

The child looked at the calendar on the wall, swinging, as if by some invisible breeze. There could not have ...
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Writing Bloc’s Best of April 2019: Contributors Share their Favorite Book of the Month

Writing Bloc’s Best Reads April 2019 Edition. Welcome to our ongoing best of series, in which a few of our ...
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An Idea is Born: Guest Post by Author John Jamison

Good news! I am about to give you permission to sit down, watch movies, and spend time wandering around on ...
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Timing, Reveal, & Appeal: Genre Conventions in Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers

Today's guest post comes from Kimberly Hunt, freelance developmental editor with Revision Division. Let’s set expectations from the start. I ...
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Interview with Vivien Chien: Murder Most Cozy

I've known Vivien Chien since before she got her first contract. It's been amazing to watch her star rise, from ...
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