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 YouTube Channel: Weekly how-to writing videos (with an entrepreneurial spin)
- Query Hack: Free query critiques for writers pursuing traditional publication and literary representation
- iWriterly Blog: Regular posts on writing/publishing-related topics, including author interviews
- Guest blogs on Writer’s Digest, Writers Helping Writers, and Savvy Authors
- Pitch contest calendar
- Writing resources
- Favorite writing tools
- Editorial services
- Book reviews
- Monthly newsletter: Be the first to learn of iWriterly insiders and giveaways as well as get a free copy of How to Format Your Manuscript for Submission, a Word document template for writers looking to query or share their manuscript with freelance editors, and a querying checklist
Latest videos, articles, blogs, & more:
This WEek’s iWriterly Video
Whether you are diagnosed with clinical anxiety or you suffer from chronic bouts of anxious thoughts about your writing or publishing career, all writers have to manage their anxiety—and in a publishing landscape where we often lack control. Learn what writer anxiety is and ways we can cope with it in this iWriterly video.
In this video, we will talk about 1) how common anxiety is, 2) the definition of clinical anxiety, 3) anxiety as a writer, and 4) the thirteen things we writers can do to cope with anxiety, regardless of whether you have clinical anxiety
Writers Helping Writers Blog
With so many stories bouncing around in a writer’s mind, it likely comes as no surprise that most writers seek to write more—or to be more efficient in the time they have to write. In the month of November, known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to the writing community, thousands of writers endeavor to write 50,000 words in a single month.
To give you perspective, 50,000 words is roughly 200 manuscript pages (at approximately 250 words per page). For non-writers, that number is probably akin to a month of torture. For writers, it may feel that way, too. Yet, it’s a delightful torture we do to ourselves… every year.
But regardless of the month of the year—whether it’s NaNoWriMo season or any other month—how can writers more efficiently put words onto the page?
Savvy Authors Blog
Are you looking to hire a freelance developmental editor to work with you on your manuscript?
Whether you intend to self-publish or pursue traditional publication, many writers seek out the assistance of freelance editors to polish their manuscripts.
However, with so many titles flying around of different types of editors, it can be confusing to understand who does what. Today we will discuss what exactly a freelance developmental editor is, who would benefit from working with them, and when is the best time to work with this type of editor.
Natalia answers our questions on:
- Natalia’s writerly origins (text-based roleplay)
- The inspiration behind SOTD
- Why Natalia decided to stop querying & self-publish
- Working with a cover designer
- Finding a freelance editor
- What types of fairies and other creatures we can expect to see in SOTD
- What’s next for Natalia
Sydney answers our questions on:
- What inspired this story and an inside look at the book
- The process of finding her agent
- What the submission process was like
- What publishing with an indie press was like
- Marketing: What authors are expected to do vs. what publishers do
- The reception of The Halves of Us
- What’s next for Sydney
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.