iWriterly Video: 10 Ways to Identify a Bad Literary Agent (Schmagent) | Ft. Lit Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

One of aspiring authors’ biggest fears is signing with a bad literary agent. In this video, literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson and Meg LaTorre of iWriterly run through the 10 ways to figure out whether or not the agent you want to query—or an agent you have the call with—is a bad literary agent OR a … Continue reading iWriterly Video: 10 Ways to Identify a Bad Literary Agent (Schmagent) | Ft. Lit Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

iWriterly Video: PUBLISHING SCAMS: Vanity Presses vs. Self-Publishing Service Companies (SPSC)

There are certain “publishers” or “presses” that you should NEVER publish your book with. But how can you identify a shady publisher? In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly talks about the difference between vanity presses and self-publishing service companies (also called SPSCs). Topics covered in this video: What is a vanity press? What is … Continue reading iWriterly Video: PUBLISHING SCAMS: Vanity Presses vs. Self-Publishing Service Companies (SPSC)

iWriterly Video: What Type of Literary Agent Do You Need? | Interview with Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

If you want to traditionally publish your book, you might be wondering, what type of literary agent is best for you? In this video, literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson and Meg LaTorre of iWriterly will run through the 10 questions to ask yourself to figure out what type of literary agent you need. Topics discussed (in … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What Type of Literary Agent Do You Need? | Interview with Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

iWriterly Video: 10 Overdone Fantasy Tropes (That Literary Agents Are Tired of Seeing)

Have you written a fantasy novel and you’re wondering if your story is as unique as you think? Or maybe you're wondering why literary agents haven't requested more pages. In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly breaks down 10 overdone fantasy tropes (that literary agents are tired of seeing).   https://youtu.be/d_tay0X7mFI     SOURCES REFERENCED … Continue reading iWriterly Video: 10 Overdone Fantasy Tropes (That Literary Agents Are Tired of Seeing)

iWriterly Video: How to Plan a Successful Book Launch | Ft. Jenna Moreci and Sacha Black

If you have a book coming out soon, you might be wondering how you can plan a book launch that engages your readers and sells books. Or perhaps you have launched books in the past and want to have a more successful launch for your next book. In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly is … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Plan a Successful Book Launch | Ft. Jenna Moreci and Sacha Black

iWriterly Video: Traditional Publishing Q&A Ft. Literary Agent Megan Manzano

Do agents provide feedback after a partial or full request? Should you have a prologue? Should you have your work copyrighted before sending it to beta readers or querying? How much should you edit your book before querying a literary agent? In this video, literary agent Megan Manzano and Meg LaTorre, host of iWriterly, will … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Traditional Publishing Q&A Ft. Literary Agent Megan Manzano

iWriterly Video: Why Rejections From Literary Agents & Editors Aren’t Always Bad

In this video, Meg LaTorre shares six reasons why rejections from literary agents and editors aren’t always bad.   https://youtu.be/OHj5tmkTFcU   SOURCE REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule   RELATED iWRITERLY VIDEOS IS YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH? | How a Literary Agent/Editor Knows Your … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Rejections From Literary Agents & Editors Aren’t Always Bad

iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

How can self-published authors get their books into libraries in the US? In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews a librarian from the Sparta Library to answer that very question. One super cool thing about this interview is that David Costa from the Sparta Library looks into the library's database to see what indie authors' … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

Writers Helping Writers Blog: How to Find Critique Partners & Beta Readers

Outside feedback is vital to the success of your manuscript. As I’ve quoted many times before on my YouTube channel, according to Terry Pratchett: “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” Our first drafts are imperfect translations of the perfect story in our minds. This version of the story isn’t ready for … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How to Find Critique Partners & Beta Readers