Terrific New Blog for Writers!

I have the most amazing clients.

This group of authors amazes me on a daily basis – not only with their writing, but with their marketing savvy, their commitment to excellence, their engagement with social media, and the way they network with one another and make our agency feel kind of like a family. So this latest thing they’ve done doesn’t surprise me – but I have to say, it’s pretty amazing.

Introducing the…

 WordServe Watercooler


I think it’s so great that a group of authors represented by a single literary agency has banded together to create a blog. A blog where they hope to create community with other writers. Where they’ll share  tips and tricks of the trade. Where they’ll be reporting live from the publishing trenches.

This is your peek inside the life of an agented author.

Our clients write fiction and nonfiction. They write books about self-care and marriage. They write memoirs about Biblical womanhood and backpacking through Africa. They write lighthearted romance and supernatural suspense. They write for the CBA and the ABA.

They’ll post every weekday on relevant topics such as marketing, publishing, the craft of writing, social media, and anything else that might help fellow writers move forward in their careers. Nearly 40 authors (so far) will be participating, bringing with them a wide variety of experience and a diversity of thought.

Head on over to the WordServe Watercooler. Join the conversation! They’d love to hear from you.


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  2. Natalie says:

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  3. I have a blog with middle grade and YA fantasy reviews. Stop on by!

  4. Thanks. I love finding new talent. I have already added them to my reader. For those who want help in growing their own blog, I have an article about building blog readership just for writers at http://whisperedwritings.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/10-ways-to-grow-a-blog/

  5. what a great idea and a great blog. writer’s are the most AMAZING people! thanks to all who are determined to inspire the rest of us…i appreciate you!!!

  6. Neil Larkins says:

    Wow! Thanks! You have become writing Americas sweetheart XOXOXO!

  7. Looking forward to visiting Blog sounds great.

  8. June says:

    Oh no! This sounds awesome–and another way to suck up time when I should be writing…lol…ha ha ha…Thanks!

  9. Kay Elam says:


    It’s obvious not only are you cool, but so are your clients. Please may I join the cool club? I’m currently in your slush pile.


  10. Yeah sounds like a great site. I’ll check it out!


  11. jesse says:

    Looks fun. Thanks.

  12. I’m honored to be a part of this exciting community and thrilled to establish new friendships with the other WS clients.

    I hope the WordServe blog readers enjoy participating in the discussion as much as we enjoy contributing to it.

  13. Lisa Jordan says:

    You inspired us to create this blog. I’m so thankful to be a part of this agency and this group of talented writers. One aspect of writing is building those relationships with industry professionals, other writers, and our readers. And that’s what we want to share at the Water Cooler.

  14. Super resource! Thanks.

  15. Cathy West says:

    It’s been amazing from conception to reality in oh, about four weeks? Truly a great group of extremely talented folks and really fun people too! Looking forward to seeing all the posts and being part of it.

  16. Rachelle, I feel so fortunate to be a part of the new blog. Not only will it help your readers, but we are learning so much from each other. I am so impressed with the kindness and smarts of your authors.

    I hope many will add this blog to their Google Readers, or mark it as a “favorite.”

  17. Sarah Thomas says:

    This is another wonderful resource! I have to believe it’s a reflection of the atmosphere at WordServe. Rachelle, I love your attitude of sharing and teaching–seems like you attract similar clients!

  18. Cyndi says:

    Another great group site (I believe they’re all clients of Christine Witthon) is at http://www.mysteriesandmargaritasblogspot.com/

    Look forward to the water cooler!

  19. The writing community is the most sharing supportive group of people anywhere. Cheers to you for sharing your knowledge as an agent, and cheers to all your writers for starting this new blog to share from their points of view. Sounds like another “must follow” blog. Thank you all.

  20. Lori Benton says:

    This is wonderful. I’ve enjoyed, learned, and personally benefited from the Novel Matters blog for years, a group of writers all represented by Books & Such, brought together by their respective agents in that agency. In fact, it was their blog that led directly to my becoming a client of that same agency last year. So I’m totally convinced it’s an awesome idea.

  21. Thanks for the shout out, Rachelle! It’s been so cool getting to know other WordServe clients. I have to echo what Keli says – what a supportive and knowledgeable group of people. I had so much fun writing the About page.

    We have an excellent line up already set for the rest of this month and September. In fact, we’re going to post on Saturdays starting in October because we have so many people who want to contribute.

  22. Rachelle, Obviously this came about because your own blog has inspired us. We all want to be like you when (if) we grow up. Seriously, this is a great enterprise, and I’m proud to be a small part of it.

  23. Jackie Ley says:

    Just taken a look and signed up – a great new venture

  24. Brilliant idea. Thank you for your hard work. Looking forward to reading more posts.

  25. Great idea – off to check it out!

  26. Marji Laine says:

    I love this idea and have seen several of their posts already. Looking forward to visiting more often!

  27. Thanks for the link. Sounds great! On my way over there now.

  28. Beth K. Vogt says:

    Since I’ve started hanging around the Water Cooler, I’ve connected with such fun, talented writers. It is challenging to get my work done because, um, I’m spending a bit too much time at the Water Cooler. Don’t tell my boss. (That would be me.)
    I love being part of this group–and it’s become a must-read blog for me.

  29. Keli Gwyn says:

    We’re so excited about the WordServe Water Cooler. Being the one who compiled the bios of the nearly 40 writers who are participating in the blog (the number has grown daily), I can echo Rachelle’s comments about how awesome my agency mates are. They have so much to offer our visitors as they share information from their writing lives, day jobs, past experiences, etc. They’re knowledgeable, generous, and lots of fun. I invite you to stop by and meet these amazing people.

  30. Wow, this is terrific! Thanks to your wonderful clients and to you for sharing!

  31. Saw this, and thought it super awesome — thanks for sharing! 🙂

    A group of writers from the Erin Murphy Lit Agency have something sort of similar (http://emusdebuts.wordpress.com/).

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