Common New Writer Choice: Protagonist Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

Heya, book nerds! On Twitter the other day, I wrote a quick thread on a trend I'm seeing a lot in debut author's manuscripts as well as in my client's manuscripts, and that is: protagonists who are writers or love to read books. Or both. Here are a few examples of writerly vocations: Creative writer … Continue reading Common New Writer Choice: Protagonist Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

Query Hack: Twitter Pitch, Critique #10 – YA Horror

Heya, book nerds! In case you missed it, we have now added Twitter pitch critiques to Query Hack. If you aren’t already following me/iWriterly on Twitter (or our other social media channels), be sure to come join the fun! I’m always running surveys to learn what YOU guys want to hear about as well as tweeting out … Continue reading Query Hack: Twitter Pitch, Critique #10 – YA Horror

iWriterly Video: New Author Trend: Protagonists Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

These days, many first-time authors write books featuring protagonists who are writers or love to read books... or both. While there's no one "right" way to write a story, consider carefully how you can write your story in the most gripping way possible to have readers eagerly turning the pages.   https://youtu.be/FF29ADe_pRk   JOIN THE … Continue reading iWriterly Video: New Author Trend: Protagonists Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

Why Critique Partners & Beta Readers Are Essential to Your Writing

Heya, book nerds! Let's talk about critique partners and beta readers. I've been seeing a handful of Tweets and blogs from people the writing community, claiming critique partners and beta readers aren't necessary—or even that they negatively impact your manuscript. While it's possible to have a bad experience with critique partners (also called CPs) and … Continue reading Why Critique Partners & Beta Readers Are Essential to Your Writing

Query Hack: Critique #9 – YA Science Fiction

Dear Query Hack, An anonymous SOS is sent out to the secret hideaway of the last rebel group, Safe Haven, who are in a fight for their lives against the tyrannical New Government. Two important details on the SOS catch their attention: one of their leaders, Paul, has been captured, and a cure has been … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #9 – YA Science Fiction