Closing Down The Blog


Hi everyone, it’s been a great 6 years of blogging, but it’s time to end the party.

My advice to all writers regarding social media and blogging is that if you can’t post consistently with new content then it’s not worth it–and I’m taking my advice! I will leave it up so that you can still read the articles for information.

Thank you to my 3,000 blog followers–and 80,000 visitors a year!– for engaging with me and asking great questions.

Here are some of my top posts from over the years:

On comparison to other writers

On where your book begins

On Instagram

On characters

On category and genre

On querying

On personalizing your query to agents

On your first page

Did you have any favorite posts over the years? Let me know in the comments.

Moving forward, I’m taking the energy I was using on blogging and spending it on my other social platforms. Come follow me over there!
Instagram / Twitter / Tumblr




Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

23 thoughts on “Closing Down The Blog

  1. Dear Carly! It’s a great reason why. It’s better to focus on what you can do properly and not dilute our time. Thank you for all these great tips and it was a great pleasure to meet you at DFW and through this blog. Hopefully we meet again. Best of luck and thanks for keeping the content online!

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  2. Thanks for all your resources over the years and good luck with your other platforms! I still reference a lot of this material, will we be able to access it moving forward even if the blog isn’t updated?


  3. Reblogged this on Stevie Turner, Indie Author. and commented:
    What a shame that Ms Watters is closing down her blog. However, she is right in that bloggers need to frequently post new content. This is difficult, but I’m sure it’s the way forward to gain new and interested followers. Re-blogs are fine, but if everybody is re-blogging the same posts, then…..

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  4. I’m sorry to hear this but completely understand. I already follow you on Twitter and look forward to continuing to read your tweets. You’ve been very kind in answering my (and others’) questions and have helped me a lot. See you on Twitter! :)

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  5. Carly, thank you for a fine blog. I have found it to be useful, and have referred other writers to your site. Thank you also for leaving it up; it will continue to be a great resource. Now, excuse me while I sign up for a Twitter account and learn how to follow you on Tumblr. Warm and happy regards from a fellow Canadian


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