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.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Scholarships for Diverse Voices: Q&A with Jessica Tyner Mehta
  • Monetizing Posts at Writer Unboxed for Regular Contributors: How and Why
  • Happy Father’s Day!
  • It’s Important to Give Back: Q&A with Brenda Novak
  • Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Writer Unboxed Live! Panel at the Writer’s Digest Conference (+ discount code)
  • Take Five with Catherine McKenzie: Hidden
  • Take Five: Ray Rhamey on Mastering the Craft
  • Happy Blog-Birthday, Writer Unboxed!
  • Take Five with David Corbett on The Craft of Character
  • Happy Holidays!
  • Take Five: Juliet Marillier on her latest novel, Dreamer’s Pool + GIVEAWAY

  • Scholarships for Diverse Voices: Q&A with Jessica Tyner Mehta

    We’re so pleased to introduce today’s guest and topic in our Diversity in Fiction series. Jessica Tyner Mehta is not only a critically acclaimed author, she’s the founder of a scholarship meant to promote diversity in fiction, specifically Native American fiction. Born and raised in Oregon, Jessica is the author of The Last Exotic Petting […]

    Happy Father’s Day!

    Enjoy the day, all of you dads out there! Thank you to Debbie Ohi, illustrator extraordinaire and author of Where Are My Books?, for a picture-perfect comic. 7+

    It’s Important to Give Back: Q&A with Brenda Novak

    Today we are excited to have a Q&A with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brenda Novak, author of more than fifty books, including This Heart of Mine. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. Brenda also runs various fundraisers […]

    Take Five with Catherine McKenzie: Hidden

    Hidden, a bestselling novel penned by our own Catherine McKenzie, releases in paperback in just two days, on April 7th. We’re so glad she’s with us today to tell us a bit about the book. Q: What’s the premise of Hidden? A: When a married man dies suddenly, two women are devastated at the news […]

    Take Five: Ray Rhamey on Mastering the Craft

    We’re pleased to have with us today WU’s long-time contributor Ray Rhamey to share insights on his new writing craft book, and we get to flog the first page! WU: How does your new book expand upon your first craft book for writers, Flogging the Quill, Crafting a Novel that Sells? RR: Those who have […]

    Happy Blog-Birthday, Writer Unboxed!

    Nine years ago today, we went live with our very first blog post here at WU. On a good day back in 2006, we might have seen seven visitors on our site. Fast forward to present day; WU attracted nearly 1 million visitors in 2014, and we put on our first conference! We want to take this opportunity […]

    Take Five with David Corbett on The Craft of Character

    WU contributor David Corbett, author of four novels (The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime, Blood of Paradise, and Do They Know I’m Running), and a must-have craft book for writers called The Art of Character, is teaching an online class about The Craft of Character this month. David is no stranger to teaching, having taught for the […]

    Happy Holidays!

    Writer Unboxed will be back next week with a series of posts recapping the WU Un-Conference and returns to regularly scheduled programming on 1/1/15. We have big plans for 2015, but we’d also like to hear from you about what you’d like to see here in the coming months. Have burning questions? A topic you’d love for […]