Dear Query Hack, FRACTURED MAGIC is an adult epic fantasy with a Victorian Gothic aesthetic like Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak and a style similar to Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories. It’s complete at 110,000 words. When Leandros Nochdvor, one of the book’s two main characters, witnesses a strange, unsettling creature use magic to … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #23 – Adult Fantasy
Have you written a book and don’t know why readers aren’t loving it as much as you thought they would? Whether your intended readers are industry pros, such as literary agents or editors, or you have a published book, you may be wondering why you aren’t getting the reader reaction you’d been hoping for on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Readers Stop Reading
Have you written a book and you’re not sure if it’s ready either to be sent to a literary agent or to self-publish? In today’s video, we will discuss the steps you need to hit when editing your book and how to tell when it’s done. This video is broken into the following sections: Steps … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Do You Know Your Book is Done (Being Edited)?
Are you querying literary agents and hoping to traditionally publish? Or do you already have an agent, are on submission, and are hoping a publishing house will pick up your book? In today’s video, we will discuss the 24 reasons why industry pros may be passing on your book. This is not an exhaustive list … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Books Are Rejected (By Literary Agents & Editors)
Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, knowing when to show and when to tell is critical to keep a reader engaged. In this AuthorTube video, we will discuss what is showing vs. telling, examples of each, practical steps to show (vs. tell) in your writing, as well as exceptions to the rule. https://youtu.be/KNBhaEV2ESg … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Show vs. Tell in Your Writing