Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more of) your manuscript. Some literary agents will only read the manuscript pages if the query entices them enough, other agents will read both the query and pages for each submission they receive, and yet others will read the pages … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict

Tired of getting form rejections from agents? Or, perhaps you haven’t started querying yet and you’re looking to stand out in the query box. Learn how to write specific vs. vague conflict in a query in this iWriterly video. The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict

Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, UNRAVELED is an 85,000-word young adult fairytale retelling. Take Sleeping Beauty, drop her into a magical system where witches are weavers who use hooks and needles to create spells out of the auras of living things, add a blind weaver who is Aurora’s lady-in-waiting, a sweet romance, and a relatable mother-daughter conflict, … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Interview: Kaitlyn Johnson | When to Query & the Realities of Submission

Literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency answers our questions on: An overview of what a typical day looks like as a literary agent What an editorial agent is How many clients are agents acquiring each year and how it differs between established and up-and-coming agents who are looking to build their lists … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Interview: Kaitlyn Johnson | When to Query & the Realities of Submission

When Writers Shouldn’t Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor

Heya, book nerds! Meg here.  As you may have heard on social media and in my iWriterly episode titled, Summer 2018 Writerly Goals, I'll be reopening my freelance editorial services on July 30, 2018. I had previously closed full manuscript edits, specifically, due to being at maximum capacity. Freelance editing is something I do on … Continue reading When Writers Shouldn’t Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor