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iWriterly is your go-to resource for all things writing—with an entrepreneurial spin. Learn how to write and edit your novel, query literary agents, the book publishing process, and the latest in the writing community.

Writer, YouTuber, developmental book editor, and former literary agent Meg LaTorre will take you through novel writing: from concept to the bookshelves (and everything in between).

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LATEST iWRITERLY VIDEO

How to Show vs. Tell in Your Writing

Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, knowing when to show and when to tell is critical to keep a reader engaged. In this video, we will discuss what is showing vs. telling, examples of each, practical steps to show (vs. tell) in your writing, as well as exceptions to the rule.

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iWRITERLY VIDEO

HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR WRITING | AUTHORTUBE COLLAB WITH JENNA MORECI

Are you looking to improve your time management skills as a writer? If you are struggling to hit your writing goals or stick to a writing schedule or if you need a way to better manage your author platform, stay tuned for this special collab with Jenna Moreci.

This time management collab is broken into two videos:

  1. Making time for writing (iWriterly)
  2. Managing an author platform (Jenna’s channel)

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YOUTUBE COLLAB

How to Make Time for Your Author Platform

Are you looking to improve your time management skills as a writer? If you are struggling to hit your writing goals or stick to a writing schedule or if you need a way to better manage your author platform, stay tuned for this special collab with Jenna Moreci.

This time management collab is broken into two videos:

  1. Making time for writing (iWriterly)
  2. Managing an author platform (Jenna’s channel)

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iWRITERLY VIDEO

IS Your BOOK READY TO PUBLISH OR QUERY?

Have you written a manuscript, but you’re not sure if it’s ready for the query trenches? Or maybe you have queried literary agents and you have yet to receive a partial or full request on your manuscript. Or have you self-published a novel and aren’t getting the reader reaction you’d hoped for?🚩 In this episode of iWriterly, we will discuss nine red flags in editing, and why editors, literary agents, or readers might be rejecting your manuscript.

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LATEST PUBLISHABLE EPISODE

HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR BOOK BE? | Publishable: Episode 4

If you are writing a book, you may be wondering how long your book should be.

In this episode of Publishable, a monthly YouTube show all about the ins and outs of the modern-day book publishing industry, including self-, traditional-, and hybrid publishing, we will discuss:

  • Age categories, including picture books, middle grade (MG), young adult (YA), new adult (NA), and adult
  • Genre, including fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, romance, thriller, and some nonfiction
  • How much do word counts matter in traditional and self-publishing?

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Writers Helping Writers Blog

How Should You Publish Your Book?

Do you aspire to write a book and be an author one day? If so, you are not alone.

In this guest blog for Writers Helping Writers, I compare the publishing paths available to the modern writer:

  1. Traditional Publishing
  2. Self Publishing
  3. Indie Press
  4. Vanity Press
  5. Hybrid Publishing

Click the link below to learn which might be best for your book.

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Guest Appearance | Podcast Episode

THE KIINGO PODCAST | EDITOR RED FLAGS

Have you written a manuscript, but you’re not sure if it’s ready for the query trenches? Or maybe you have queried literary agents and you have yet to receive a partial or full request on your manuscript. Or have you self-published a novel and aren’t getting the reader reaction you’d hoped for? In this episode of the Kiingo Podcast, we discuss nine red flags in editing as well as address the following questions:

  • What are some red flags that editors look for?
  • What makes a character 3-dimensional?
  • What makes for the best stakes in a story?
  • How do we integrate worldbuilding cleanly and seamlessly into a story?
  • Do you recommend starting a story on the protagonist’s worst day?
  • What are some techniques for creating interesting hooks?

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Writers Helping Writers Blog

Why Querying Writers Shouldn’t Write Sequels

Querying writers have quite a few hurdles to jump through to secure literary representation. For those of you who don’t know what a query is or what I mean by literary representation, let’s go over a few of the basics to start.

There are a few ways to publish a book, one of those being traditional publishing. As of early 2019, the big five publishers—whose names you have likely heard of many times before—are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Simon and Schuster. If you want to be published through the big five or through another traditional publisher, you need to have a literary agent.

Many people call literary agents the “gatekeepers” to the traditional publishing industry. Whether or not that’s true, writers have to pitch their unpublished manuscripts to agents via a query letter, which is essentially a professional cover letter all about your book.

Now, imagine you spend years writing and editing a book that an agent (and publisher) doesn’t want.

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iWriterly Video

What is Your Greatest Struggle as a Writer? | Writing Community Answers

The iWriterly team asks a group of writers the following question: What is your greatest struggle in your journey as a writer? Thirteen writers (traditionally-published, indie-published, and yet-to-be-published) share what they do to overcome hurdles in their writing careers. The writing community unites in this thirteen-person collab.

Special thank you to all of the writers who shared their experiences in this video.

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