A group blog for women authors making their debut in the literary world. Every year a new cohort of authors shares their experiences.
Established in 2007, The Debutante Ball is a group blog for authors making their debut in the literary world where they blog weekly about their experiences as first-time authors.
Each year, since 2007, a group of about 6 women writers is selected. They chronicle their journeys to publishing their first books using the blog. These blogs have become an archive of hope, learning, and community for other writers.
Some of the writers have gone on to become bestselling and award-winning authors who have made their debut at The Debutante Ball
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Selected blog posts from the site
- Learning all the things you never thought you had to learn or debuting in a pandemic.
- The 3Ps of my Publishing Journey: Partners, Polishing, and Patience
- New writers: It’s okay to start somewhere.
- A Writing Education
- Finding Your People: A guide for new writers