Let’s talk about what editors at publishing houses wish writers knew. In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews two editors from an independent press, City Owl Press, all about how to stand out in a submission, the mistakes writers make in cold submissions, the process of acquiring a book, do writers need an agent to … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What Editors at Publishing Houses Wish Writers Knew | Ft. City Owl Press (Indie Press)
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
In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly (a writer who formerly worked at a literary agency), Courtney Young (a self-published author who writes under the pen names Lyra Parish and is one-half of the USA TODAY Bestselling duo Kennedy Fox), and Kaitlyn Johnson (a literary agent and developmental editor) talk about how to write a … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 7 | HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: Writing to Market vs. Chasing Trends
Whether you’re an aspiring or veteran author, getting outside feedback on your book is vital to the success of a story. That's because, as writers, we can’t always see the imperfections or shortcomings in our books. That's where critique partners, beta readers, sensitivity readers, and freelance editors come in. This episode of Publishable covers: Critique … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 5 | Getting Feedback on Your Book: Critique Partners, Beta Readers, Sensitivity Readers, & Freelance Editors
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)?
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
IS YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH OR QUERY? Have you written a manuscript, but you’re not sure if it’s ready for the query trenches? Or maybe you have queried literary agents and you have yet to receive a partial or full request on your manuscript. Or have you self-published a novel and aren’t getting the … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How a Literary Agent or Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready for Publication (YET)
Characters can make or break a novel. Modern-day readers often look for compelling characters who drive the plot through his or her actions. In other words, characters who have agency. "Character agency" is when a character (usually a protagonist) is more proactive than reactive to situations in a story. In this iWriterly video, you will … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What is Character Agency?
Whether you are writing historical fiction, nonfiction, or anything in between, being able to find credible sources to do research for your book is key. Join Meg LaTorre for this exclusive iWriterly author interview with debut author, Seth Augenstein, all about how to research for your novel and finding credible sources. Topics discussed in this … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Research For Your Novel: Finding Credible Sources with Seth Augenstein