We got a litte carried away on PowerPoint… enjoy!
We even used the word dilly-dallying. Doesn’t get more convincing than that. SUBMIT.
As if writing a novel isn’t difficult enough, the publication process can be excruciating. Rejection, uncertainty, and indefinite silence seem to be expected. But tonight, the Bloq Team wants to remind you that there is always another way.
Below you’ll find success stories of a few authors who huffed and huffed, and blew their publishing walls down.
1. Feed Me, I’m Yours by Vicky Lansky was rejected by 49 publishers so she
self-published and sold 300,000 copies. She sold out to Bantam and they sold
8 million more. Since then, she has written 23 more books. Read The Rest
Due to the success of our publication Red*, which was discovered on Writer’s Bloq, we will now be focusing entirely on helping as many talented authors get published as possible. As such, Writer’s Bloq is now officially a fulltime book accelerator. We function as a publicity partner, helping our authors get discovered through creative spunk and digital dazzling.
Have a completed manuscript seeking publication? Email us your manuscript, along with a synopsis, brief bio, and intended genre. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Need more information first? Check out the new Submit for more details. Read The Rest
The design process comes through many forms. I try to draw inspiration from anything I can, wherever I may be. It’s funny because I say this like it’s easy. It’s an ideal that I have struggled with but I tell myself that I am still learning, that my work will someday span the globe. It’s good to keep yourself hyped up.
I think it’s important to stay curious. Question things. Imagine how an object that appears “normal” in reality would look like in its weird, perverted, meaningless, “what the fuck” version. I embrace everything that is weird and out of the norm. It’s good to stray away from conventional methods once in a while, even if they can get you in trouble. My dad tells me to “be weird” with my work. In other words, be original. Acknowledge your sources of inspiration and twist them a bit. It may or may not hurt.
10. Pyramus and Thisbe
The first of the “selfless love bound together even in death” archetype, Pyramus and Thisbe are the O.G. Romeo and Juliet. Back in Babylonia, they seem to be a perfect match; Pyramus is the most handsome man of all the land, and Thisbe the fairest of the fair maidens. But, alas, their parents forbid their marriage. So one night they attempt execute their fool-proof plan to elope by themselves (rebels). Classic being-scared-of- a-lion-and-running-away-and-your-boyfriend-killing-himself-thinking-the-lion-ate-you. The tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe is like Romeo and Juliet, but the steamy-ness of death by sword and lion > priest and poison.
Pseudonyms have caused us all a headache or two. It’s not easy coming up with the right name, and God knows we’ve tried it all. An ex’s middle name + a grandmother’s maiden name + an abbreviation or your own first and middle = one big mess. You don’t want to come off sounding like a creep, but what do you do when you real name just won’t do?
Enter the Random Name Generator. The solution to all your woes. Simply enter your gender (optional), your middle name (optional), and your ethnicity (yep, optional), and await your new identity! Then, post it below so we can greet you properly. And if you’re not feeling your new name swag, then here are a few tips for coming up with a new one… Read The Rest
Hello and welcome. First, I’d like to talk about the process behind the jacket design of Claire Hollander’s newly-published novel, Something Right Behind Her. After a read-through, I had a pretty clear idea of the aesthetic I wanted to use for the cover. It’s a young adult novel, but it’s about death and having unfulfilling sex and not wanting to deal with emotions–there’s nothing cute about it, this is a dark book. At times it has an ominous and ghostly feel to it, and I wanted to incorporate that in the cover designs. Read The Rest