iWriterly Video: How to Improve Your Writing: 11 Novel Writing Tips For Newbies

Whether or not you’re a newbie writer, you are probably curious as to how you can improve your writing. In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre will discuss 11 writing tips for how to improve your writing.   https://youtu.be/ihp_2_bAHYI     SOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO: iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice? Save the Cat! … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Improve Your Writing: 11 Novel Writing Tips For Newbies

iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

What are the top reasons literary agents reject a manuscript? Seven literary agents each share the top three reasons why they turn down a manuscript.   https://youtu.be/xDMnYpR8C-k   FEATURED AGENTS: Cortney Radocaj, Literary Agent, Belcastro Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/CortneyRadocaj Website: https://www.cortneyradocaj.com/ Agency page: http://www.belcastroagency.com/about_us/ Kaitlyn Johnson, Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaitylynne13 Freelance editing: … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

iWriterly Video: Marketing For Traditionally Published Authors | With Author Michael Mammay

Marketing is a big question mark for published and aspiring authors. What will your publisher do? What is the author expected to do? Watch this video to learn one first-hand experience from the traditionally-published science fiction author Michael Mammay.   https://youtu.be/QQy1PUx1Iwo   WATCH PREVIOUS iWRITERLY VIDEOS FT. MICHAEL MAMMAY: How to Navigate Publishing Contracts & … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Marketing For Traditionally Published Authors | With Author Michael Mammay

Publishable: Episode 10 | BOOK PUBLISHING SEASONS in Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

What are publishing seasons and are they still relevant? In this episode of Publishable, we will discuss publishing seasons in traditional publishing and self-publishing.   Topics Covered in This Video What does the phrase "publishing seasons" refer to? What determines publishing seasons? How have audiobooks and e-books impacted publishing seasons (if at all)? How has … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 10 | BOOK PUBLISHING SEASONS in Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages, Ft. Megan Manzano

Literary agent Megan Manzano joins Meg LaTorre of iWriterly for a first pages critique video. Want to get feedback on the first page of your manuscript? Look no further! iWriterly is launching first page critiques, which will be hosted on the iWriterly YouTube channel. Literary agent Megan Manzano will join Meg LaTorre on iWriterly on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages, Ft. Megan Manzano

Writers Helping Writers Blog: Improve Your Novel Writing: 11 Tips For Newbies

Writing a novel is flipping difficult. It often takes years to complete your first novel (and even more years after that to write a good one). You heard that right — writers’ first books are usually a hot mess. That is because, as untested authors, we don’t yet know how to write a book. On … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: Improve Your Novel Writing: 11 Tips For Newbies

iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?

Who should give writing advice? Moreover, should individuals have certain (or any) qualifications to give writing advice? We are going to get into that today.   THIS VIDEO IS BROKEN DOWN INTO FOUR SECTIONS: Universal writing advice vs. writing advice from experience Author platform: What should you talk about if you are unpublished? Should only … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?

iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)

Let’s talk about why I chose to self-publish my debut novel, an adult space opera.   TOPICS COVERED IN THIS VIDEO: Self-publishing Traditional publishing Hybrid publishing Doing your research Deciding when your writing is ready Writing a series Publishing timelines Hands-on publishing experience Money in book publishing Author platform Self-publishing platforms and aggregators Being your … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)

iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of traditional publishing, which typically includes getting a literary agent and then a publishing deal at a publishing house.   Topics covered in this video: Publishing costs: Who pays? The business side of publishing Book quality Validation and perceived legitimacy Literary agents Advances (earning out) Royalties Book marketing … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing