iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?

Who should give writing advice? Moreover, should individuals have certain (or any) qualifications to give writing advice? We are going to get into that today.   THIS VIDEO IS BROKEN DOWN INTO FOUR SECTIONS: Universal writing advice vs. writing advice from experience Author platform: What should you talk about if you are unpublished? Should only … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?

iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)

Let’s talk about why I chose to self-publish my debut novel, an adult space opera.   TOPICS COVERED IN THIS VIDEO: Self-publishing Traditional publishing Hybrid publishing Doing your research Deciding when your writing is ready Writing a series Publishing timelines Hands-on publishing experience Money in book publishing Author platform Self-publishing platforms and aggregators Being your … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)

iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of traditional publishing, which typically includes getting a literary agent and then a publishing deal at a publishing house.   Topics covered in this video: Publishing costs: Who pays? The business side of publishing Book quality Validation and perceived legitimacy Literary agents Advances (earning out) Royalties Book marketing … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing

Publishable: Episode 9 | How Much Money Do Authors Make?

Are you curious about how much money authors make in 2019? Join our three co-hosts for a special episode all about how much traditionally-published and self-published authors (can) make as well as some overarching discussions of money and how to make a living in book publishing.   https://youtu.be/YqSNYyrpVRo   SOURCES REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO: The … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 9 | How Much Money Do Authors Make?

Jenna Moreci Interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly About How to Query Literary Agents

Jenna Moreci, indie author of THE SAVIOR’S CHAMPION and EVE: THE AWAKENING and YouTube sensation, interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly about querying literary agents.   Questions discussed in the interview:  What exactly is a literary agent, and how did you get into that line of work? How do writers typically find and engage with literary … Continue reading Jenna Moreci Interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly About How to Query Literary Agents

iWriterly Video: How to Navigate Publishing Contracts & Writing on Deadline | Interview With Science Fiction Author Michael Mammay

Contracts in traditional book publishing are tricky. Meg LaTorre is joined by traditionally published author Michael Mammay, who shares inside looks into how he’s navigated publishing contracts and writing on deadline. Topics covered in the video: Do authors who have published before have any more leeway in negotiating the contract? How did the sales of … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Navigate Publishing Contracts & Writing on Deadline | Interview With Science Fiction Author Michael Mammay

iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 14 Red Flags | PART 2

LEARN FOURTEEN more RED FLAGS IN EDITING AND HOW INDUSTRY PROS KNOW A BOOK ISN’T READY FOR PUBLICATION. Most literary agents know after the first page (or first few pages) if a manuscript is ready or if the writer needs more time to polish their writing and hone their craft. WATCH PART ONE: Why Literary … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 14 Red Flags | PART 2

iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistakes: 13 Writing Mistakes to Avoid!

New writers often make the same mistakes. In this video, we will talk about 13 mistakes newbie writers make—and how you can avoid them. Topics discussed in this video (in no particular order): Tropes vs. cliches Showing vs. telling Flowery writing Wordy writing POVs Stakes & conflict in stories Mimicking a writing style from a … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistakes: 13 Writing Mistakes to Avoid!

iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 7 Red Flags | PART 1

Learn the seven red flags in editing and how industry pros know a book isn't ready for publication. Most literary agents know after the first page (or first few pages) if a manuscript is ready or if the writer needs more time to polish their writing and hone their craft. In this video, Meg LaTorre … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 7 Red Flags | PART 1