Writer Unboxed Newsletter Sign-Ups!

PhotobucketSo you know we’re not happy unless we’re trying something new. Our latest push: gearing up to premier a spanky new Writer Unboxed newsletter in March. This newsletter isn’t a regurgitation of what you’ve already read here. It’ll offer fresh content, including:

  • 21 Century Tips: short-and-pertinent tips offered by our WU craft-master, Donald Maass
  • Ask Chuck: a Q&A column with Writer’s Digest’s Chuck Sambuchino on all things relating to the business of writing (including his specialty, getting an agent)
  • Ask Victoria: a Q&A column with editor Victoria Mixon, who’s poised to answer all of your tricky craft questions
  • Insider Confidential: pub scoop written by folks in the know who may or may not post as “anonymous”
  • Boundless: digital media insights by our Digital Editor, Erika Liodice
  • Community Roundup: links to articles meant to empower your craft, via WU’s Facebook Community Editor, Vaughn Roycroft
  • Conversations with Jan O’Hara: exclusive author and industry interviews by our citrusy interview maven, Jan O’Hara
  • The Book That Changed My Life: profiling books that impacted successful authors (and, psst, this column kicks off with an essay by New York Times bestseller Diana Gabaldon)
This is how we’ll begin. Down the road, we’ll be adding other features, like:
  • reviews of the most unboxed books out there
  • office health tips
  • and (possibly) more — though we intend to keep our newsletter concise and killer-potent in terms of what it offers our readers

How can you get your hands on this gorgeous creation? (Because it will be gorgeous.) Type your email in the box below, click subscribe, and that’s it. We’ll never share or sell your email addy, and if for any reason you want to quit us, we’ll make that easy for you too. No hassles.

Thanks for giving us a shot. We’re excited about this new venture. See you in your inbox!
~ Therese and Kath

p.s. Have an idea for our newsletter? Suggestions welcome in comments, or email us direct at writerunboxed@writerunboxed.com.
p.p.s. If you’d like to help us spread the word–Tweet this out, post it to your Facebook page, blog about it, etc…–we’d be appreciative. Thanks!

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Writer Unboxed began as a collaboration between aspiring novelists Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton in January, 2006. Since then the site has grown to include ~40 regular contributors--including bestselling authors and industry leaders--and frequent guests. You can follow Writer Unboxed on Twitter, or join our thriving Facebook community.


  1. says

    This is a great idea — can’t wait! You’ve got amazing content lined up! One idea for a future might be a column about the writing journey — written by a different writer each newsletter (either a writer/novelist-in-progress or a published writer). Kind of a “my writing life” column. This would give other writers some inspiration “from the trenches” and an opportunity to get to know other writers they might not know.

  2. says

    So exciting, and I am SO honored to be a part of it, and am so grateful to Therese and Kath for including me!

    I do need help from the community, rounding up our tribe’s best links. I’ve posted about it on the facebook page, and would appreciate your help. Not a member of the WU facebook group? Easily remedied by clicking HERE! Come and join the fun!

  3. Sally McDonald says

    I would like to see a weekly column by Ray Rhamey doing what he does on his website: taking a writer’s first few hundred words and critiquing why they do or do not work.



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