Guest Blog in SavvyAuthors: How to Write a Book in 11 Steps

Do you have ideas for a book but don’t know where to start or how to write a novel? Or maybe you’ve written several manuscripts in the past and are looking to standardize your process. Learn how in these 11 easy steps. Every writer has their own unique brainstorming, planning, and writing process when it … Continue reading Guest Blog in SavvyAuthors: How to Write a Book in 11 Steps

Common New Writer Choice: Protagonists Who Are Writers/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 Investigative journalist Author … Continue reading Common New Writer Choice: Protagonists Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

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

Why Critique Partners & Beta Readers Are Essential to Your Writing

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 beta readers, I'm … Continue reading Why Critique Partners & Beta Readers Are Essential to Your Writing

iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners & Beta Readers

While some people the writing community claim critique partners and beta readers aren't necessary—or even that they negatively impact your manuscript—outside feedback from critique partners/beta readers is one-hundred percent vital to the success of your manuscript. Learn the difference between critique partners and beta readers and what types of feedback is the most important to … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners & Beta Readers