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’s Alright to take a break; check out the menu!

Info Burgers 🍔

  • The Wattys 2022: Wattpad annual writing contest. Check it out if you would like to submit!
  • Just Breathe: Sometimes things don’t go according to our plan in the publishing scene. It can be disheartening, so check out this article on how to just breathe through it.
  • Writing When The Mood Doesn’t Take: Sometimes writing is tough, but wadding through is possible. The bright side is that editing makes everything even better.
  • Subscribe To Amber’s Newsletter: Hi so I’ve set up a newsletter mailing list thingie so please humour me and subscribe 😂🍵 if anything I can guarantee good tea recs 😂😂 also, there may be news coming up!
  • Santiago’s Dinosaurios Updates: Santiago’s Dinosaurios 🦕🦖has now a book page at Albert Whitman’s website! I invite you to check it out along with my author page.
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Tweet Chips 🍟

Links to tweets from the writing community we hope interest you!

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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12 thoughts on “Weekend Roadside Cafe

  1. Omg that meme 😂. I know someone like that but I won’t be naming names😁 I can’t wait to dive into this cafe this weekend!

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  2. On my way to Barnes and Noble now – sorry wallet, lol.

    Ohhh so that’s what all the trope drama was about. Reading the tweet now, I do agree with those arguing against tropes. These days TikTok is having an effect on Literature, and it’s not great. I have no hard feelings towards the author but she didn’t approach her announcement very professionally. We need to preserve the substance of literature honestly.

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  3. Oh look, it’s my bi-weekly dose of info that keeps me aware of what’s going on in the writing community so I don’t become a clueless dinosaur!

    Roadside Cafe is so packed today, good job Lucia! I needed most of the Relatable Tweets today. It only takes one yes😊✨

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  4. My goodness I can’t believe that author said those to her readers! I know it can be hard to swallow not-great reviews, but she really didn’t handle that well🤭 . She’s lucky it didn’t escalate more than that!

    ‘Dear agents, from a writer’ I love that writers keep addressing this matter of overly long querytracker questions. It’s not fun!
    Wonderful Cafe! The meme addition is great 😁

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  5. I agree with Savannah’s comment that the overuse of tropes isn’t great and I hope the author has learned from this experience that some readers really do crave solid literary content. I do believe she has the skills but went about her marketing with a poor approach.

    I’ve enjoyed the posts this week, the debates and this Roadside Cafe 🙂

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  6. I completely agree that agents need to be as respectful as they want writers to be to them. That’s a tweet that needed to be said. It’s good to see agents explain why they don’t give feedback in that thread. Very helpful combination of events!

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  7. That tweet asking if writers can push back on Rejections is so sweet and sad. Like we can’t, but I completely understand that feeling that the agent is wrong to reject the story, because it feels like just the *perfect* fit for them! I’d advise writers against responding to agent rejections no matter what!

    I think it’s a good question to put across to the Contributors too to help inform the readers. Perhaps for AUPQ: Can writers ever contest an agent rejection? Can they message the agent to contest the feedback given for rejecting a query?

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