Publishable: Episode 7 | HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: Writing to Market vs. Chasing Trends

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

Publishable: Episode 5 | Getting Feedback on Your Book: Critique Partners, Beta Readers, Sensitivity Readers, & Freelance Editors

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

iWriterly Video: How a Literary Agent or Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready for Publication (YET)

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)

iWriterly Video: How to Research For Your Novel: Finding Credible Sources with Seth Augenstein

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

iWriterly Video: Scribendi Editorial Services Review + iWriterly Brand Update

An employee from Scribendi reached out to the iWriterly team to see if we would be interested in reviewing the company's editorial services in exchange for a free critique. Learn what we thought of the popular Canadian editing company in this week's iWriterly video.   ABOUT SCRIBENDI Scribendi is a Canadian editing and proofreading company … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Scribendi Editorial Services Review + iWriterly Brand Update

Writer’s Digest Blog: How Freelance Developmental Editors Fit into Today’s Publishing Landscape

I’m about to say something controversial. Are you ready? Freelance book editors aren’t necessary to get published. I know, crazy right? And coming from a freelance book editor, no less. Here’s the thing: Editors can be helpful in getting a manuscript ready for publication. Think about it—at some point, all writers are new to this … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: How Freelance Developmental Editors Fit into Today’s Publishing Landscape