The publishing industry is competitive, but the writing community doesn’t have to be.
Writer, developmental book editor, and former literary agent Meg LaTorre launched iWriterly as a go-to resource for writers, publishing a variety of content—including how-to videos, blogs, query critiques, and more—to assist both veteran and aspiring authors in their writerly journeys.
Some of the most popular writing resources include:
- iWriterly: Weekly writing how-to videos on YouTube
- Query Hack: Free query critiques for writers pursuing traditional publication and literary representation
- Guest blogs on Writer’s Digest and SavvyAuthors
- Pitch contest calendar
- Editorial services
Latest videos, articles, blogs, & more:
This WEek’s iWriterly Video
AuthorTube is a YouTube channel where published and aspiring authors creator videos on the craft of writing, inside look into publishing, author platform, marketing, vlogs, and more. Mandi Lynn created an online course called AuthorTube Academy to assist writers who are either looking to launch their own AuthorTube channels or who are looking to improve their existing ones. The iWriterly team received free access to the AuthorTube Academy course in exchange for an honest review. Meg LaTorre will provide her feedback on what she loved about the course as well as where she thought there was room for improvement.
Savvy Authors Blog
If you’re a writer trying to get your work published, you’re likely all too familiar with the feeling of rejection—from literary agents, editors, contest hosts, or literary magazines. If your work is published, then you may be used to receiving rejection in the form of bad reviews from readers. Regardless of your publishing status, all writers receive rejections at some point.
But how can we cope with rejection? Like anything else in life, it’s important to shift our mindset.
Literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency answers our questions on querying, how many clients an agent takes on each year, submission (the process, types of materials sent, how many editors are reached out to at once), author platform (and how that impacts publication goals), and what the author-agent relationship looks like.
NEW Online CLASS
ANNOUNCEMENT: MEG WILL BE TEACHING A ONE-WEEK QUERY-WRITING CLASS WITH SAVVYAUTHORS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 24, 2018.
Just like writing a book is a skill acquired through hard work and practice, so is writing a query letter. A query is essentially a pitch for your novel in the form of a book industry-specific cover letter. If you are looking to take your writing career to the next level and have your work noticed by literary agents, join Meg LaTorre, host of iWriterly and creator of Query Hack, for a query-writing boot camp this upcoming September. In this one-week course, you will learn: popular types of query formatting, how you can stand out, personalization, as well as how to create a strong book blurb/plot summary that will have literary agents asking for more.
Included in this one-week workshop:
- Two lessons on how to write a query
- Live query critiques
- Live Q&A with instructor to ask individual query questions
iWriterly Video | Collab with Wolfshot Publishing
iWriterly and Wolfshot Publishing join forces to create a two-part collab on how to make an AuthorTube or BookTube channel. (Click here to watch Cam’s video.)
Guest Appearance | Collab with Wolfshot Publishing
So you want to be a BookTuber/AuthorTuber? Why not start strong, let Cam C. Wolfe and Meg LaTorre from iWriterly tell you how.
Guest Appearance | Collab with Bethany Atazadeh
Meg LaTorre of iWriterly participates in Bethany Atazadeh’s video, Things People Say When They Hear I’m a Writer, along with many of your favorite AuthorTubers, including Mandi Lynn, Brooke Passmore, Natalia Leigh, and more.
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.