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 🍔

For this info Burgers we’re adding some 2010 publishing blog posts that are still surreally relevant till now!

Tweet Chips 🍟

Links to tweets from the writing community we hope interest you! Simply click on the sentence and you’ll be directed.

Informative Tweets

Relatable Tweets

A Summary of the Recent Writing Community Discourse

NYT Bestsellers this week

We also want to thank you all for the emails, tweets, and comments expressing how much our site and posts have been of help and comfort to you. You all make the hours worth it!

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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From The Trenches To The Shelves

10 thoughts on “Weekend Roadside Cafe

  1. I needed a distraction this morning while I wait at the mechanic so believe I’m going to be checking out every link on this post over the weekend! I like the addition of the NYT list 🙂


  2. I agree with Savanna above about the New York Times list addition💐. ‘When to keep your mouth shut’ is good information I hadn’t really thought about before. It makes sense that editors research writers they’re considering and it’s counterproductive for the agent and writer to be giving different impressions to the editor. I read on the writing discourse venturing on Ali Hazelwood, and I have to say that starting with her HIGMA story really humanizes her. It feels unfair that the discourse seemed like she got everything handed on a platter. Her journey was unorthodox but writing is clearly something she was passionate about.

    Amazing Cafe that had me thoroughly hooked💜.


    1. The Ali Hazelwood discourse made me think of how most successful authors eventually leave twitter to settle more on Instagram. Recently I’ve noticed that with Chloe Gong, who used to tweet pretty often before. At least on IG you can love your books with your readers without people typing out 240 words of hate about you and your book. And I’m not saying I don’t understand the tweets expressing sadness about the struggles of querying, cause I completely do. But as you said they made Ali not seem like a human with passion!


  3. Hah I just went through the link about the Bookstagrammer plagiarizing other Bookstagrammers review and my mouth almost fell open. It seems there’s drama in all faucet of the book world.
    I love this cafe so much. So many visuals and the Path2pub tweet is so lovely 😊


  4. Great finding those posts from 2010! It’s fascinating how they are still so valid to today. Also, agencies to avoid querying is very helpful.


  5. I love HIGMA stories so thank you for including this one today🥰. It’s amazing how much journeys vary. How great my life would be if an agent sought me out and signed me rather than the process of chasing after hundreds of them with a query letter and still hearing nos lol.

    I saw the Path2pub tweet when it went live and now it’s still amazing. Thanks for making us writers feel badass

    There’s this post on prologues on Path2pub, and what to send to agents when querying. I thought this link relates to that and is very helpful; https://twitter.com/hflane_writing/status/1567936671651348484?s=21


  6. People mail queries to agents parents? 🤣🤣 OMG sometimes you wonder how people can be so crazy, other times you actually understand the desperation to be published so bad you’ll do even stupid things to try to get attention. Fantastic cafe. I love the nyt list and screenshot tweet 🥰


  7. I love all this links! I haven’t gone through the Cafe in a while because I’ve been busy and offline but I just remembered how much I love it with the links leading me right to my Twitter and putting tweets in my face that I’d missed of all the current community happenings.😂💜

    I especially love the post over how first drafts shouldn’t be perfect. You guys share the best links!


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