Weekend Roadside Cafe

The road to publication can be exhausting sometimes. Here’s a roadside cafe serving all things writing/publishing to relieve you: information sodas, entertainment burgers, amusement chips… we’ve got it. It’salright to take a break; check out the menu!

Info Burgers 🍔

Quote of the Week

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”

Annie Proulx

Tweet Chips 🍟

Tweets from the online writing community we hope you enjoy! The twitter publishing scape is quite hot right now with more editors leaving the industry over the weekend.

Informative Tweets

Relatable Tweets


Got any awesome writerly links or quotes to share with us? From your blog or another’s? Leave in the comments and we’ll add it next time!

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17 thoughts on “Weekend Roadside Cafe

  1. As always, thank you for providing all the gist and a safe space for we writers to talk about them. Twitter is terrifying for writers right now between the crossfire of industry experts foretelling the end of the publishing industry.

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  2. Oh yay Roadside Cafe. I thought the next one would come next week. I have such THOUGHTS! I can’t wait to see Cinder’s query letter but I had to dive first for Tweet Chips (and the quote. I loved it!).

    I particularly love the tweet that says older editors and agents should stop proclaiming doom for the industry simply because old ones are leaving. There definitely are so many new talents looking for a chance to enter or shine in the industry. If the old ones are burnt out, it’s unfortunate but it’s understandable that they want to leave. There are also new and fresh agents available to take over. So stop terrifying writers into thinking publishing will crumble if they leave. There are many available to pick up the mantle.

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    1. Savanna you’ve raised a very valid point! I didn’t even see that particular tweet on Twitter, but thank goodness for Path2pub and Roadside Cafe. I’ve just been picking at my nail polish and scrolling frantically through Twitter all night, seeing editors and agents telling us to be afraid because as they are leaving, book quality will drop. Or the industry will collapse.

      Thanks to this tweet, I can also voice out my disagreement. Experience is invaluable, but their claims that the industry will die without them also completely undermines those who have gone to school and studied hard/are passionate for editorial work. I’m glad I saw the tweet (again thanks Path2pub) because now I have hope that’ll carry me through maybe more weeks of announcements of editors leaving!

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      1. I had to hop on in here and say I completely agree with what you ladies have said. That tweet has given me hope too. Dust off your query letters, we still have a chance 😁

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    2. It was supposed to be next week but SO much was happening in the industry hence the post had to come in real time! This morning was such a scramble rearranging schedules lol!

      Yeahh, that tweet was such a relief and I just had to add it! It soothed the panic to know there are young ones out there ready to step in and not like publishing is grinding to a halt as the older workers leave

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      1. Yaay, I’m happy you changed schedules and sorry about the scramble. You girls are plenty appreciated!

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  3. So many awesome links; can’t wait to dive in. Especially on the Brandon Sanderson ones. That caption is gold 😂

    Gosh we’re still on the issue of industry experts leaving? Sigh 😔. I just hope this gets better. We writers need chances available to be published.

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  4. Loved the link to the post about negativity of huge fanbases. I also enjoyed Leigh’s honesty with the whole post. Don’t stop digging these out for us!

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  5. I love FridayKiss – I’m glad it got a shoutout here! Alsoooo, yes I agree with the tweet about people tweeting book peeves. They know authors are going to see it so they go on and on about how they don’t like MCs with purple eyes, or love triangles, and stuff. I know they don’t think it does THAT much damage, but it throws authors currently writing about these things in for a loop. Awesome cafe 🥰

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