Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton are the founders
and blog mamas of the popular writers’ blog, Writer
Unboxed. Together with
a panel of esteemed contributors—including Allison
Winn Scotch, Juliet
Masson, Barbara Samuel
(AKA Barbara O’Neal), Ann Aguirre, J.C. Hutchins, Anna Elliot, Jael McHenry, Jan O'Hara, Brunonia Barry, Debbie Ohi, agent Donald Maass, and editors Ray
Rhamey and Jane Friedman—they
post weekly about the craft and business of genre fiction.
Writer Unboxed was named one of the best 101 websites
for writers by Writer’s Digest in 2007, 2008, 2009, and again in 2010.
Here are a few articles Therese wrote, but do check
the WU archives at www.writerunboxed.com for
more articles on the craft and business of writing,
and their list of 100+ past interviewees. Write
select a category to view articles on: Business • Health • Craft • Research • Inspiration
and the First Two Pages
Your Query into a Golden Ticket
Something Isn't Right. Is it My Query, or My Manuscript?
Help for a Query Hater
the Fuzzy-Genre Manuscript
Almost-Published Writer's Guide to Not Being Stupid
Your Online Presence Serving You? An Important Q&A
About Amazon and Iindie Bookstores
a Book is Made
Four Months and Marketing
On Platforms and Opportunities
About BookBuzzr, a Publicity Tool
A No-Regrets-Pre-Pub Push
Building a Facebook Ad
Do Authors Choose their Covers?
for Writerly Wrists
Problem with BIC (butt-in-chair)
Trouble with Frosting
and Drafts and ????s, Oh My!
You Swaddling Your Manuscript?
the Big Story
of Mass Instruction
the Sag in 10 Steps
Before a Time: Prologues
Before a Time, Part Two
Flip that Manuscript!
Unpubbed Writer’s Seven Deadly Sins
Lure of the Implausible-Authentic
Your Manuscript Less Bathetic
"ACCPT" or Rework/Dump?
with the Old: Lessons from an Almost-Author
your Mark, Get Set...Pre-Plotting Basics
Answering Questions on Characterizations
How to Make Readers Cry, in Six Steps
One Hundred Interviews
Something isn't Right. Is it My Query or My Manuscript?
Writing to be Heard: Audiobooks
A Necessary Torment
Untangling Story Knots in Six Steps
Voice Q&A: Evil Narrators and Guy Talk
Voice: An Agent's Perspective
The Uniqueness of You
Nine Strategies for Surviving the Second Book
and Stalling for Spot Research
your Internet Catch
X's Into Y's: Guy Talk that Works
Power of FLASH!
Music of Language
Brains: Is Right for Writers?
All Else Fails, Laugh: Rejection
Inspiring Characters into Being
Hoping for the Best, Deciding There's Some Good in the Worst (reviews)
It's All About the Cheesecake
Five Strategies for Inspiring Creativity
The Fearless Craft
The 10 (or 11) Greatest Writers' Anthems of All Time