The publishing industry is competitive, but the writing community doesn’t have to be.
Writer, YouTuber, developmental book editor, writing coach, 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 how-to writing videos on YouTube
- Query Hack: Free query critiques for writers pursuing traditional publication and literary representation
- Guest blogs on Writer’s Digest and Savvy Authors
- Pitch contest calendar
- Writing resources
- Favorite writing tools
- Editorial services
- Book reviews
- Newsletter: Book Nerd Buzz is a monthly newsletter where subscribers receive iWriterly insiders and giveaways as well as a free copy of How to Format Your Manuscript for Submission, a template for writers looking to query or share their manuscript with freelance editors
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REGISTER TODAY FOR MEG’S NEW Online class!
ANNOUNCEMENT: MEG WILL BE TEACHING A ONE-WEEK QUERY-WRITING CLASS WITH SAVVY AUTHORS, 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
This WEek’s iWriterly Video
Tired of getting form rejections from agents? Or, perhaps you haven’t started querying yet and you’re looking to stand out in the query box. Learn how to write specific vs. vague conflict in a query in this iWriterly video.
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.
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.