iWriterly Video: Why Rejections From Literary Agents & Editors Aren’t Always Bad

In this video, Meg LaTorre shares six reasons why rejections from literary agents and editors aren’t always bad.   https://youtu.be/OHj5tmkTFcU   SOURCE REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule   RELATED iWRITERLY VIDEOS IS YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH? | How a Literary Agent/Editor Knows Your … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Rejections From Literary Agents & Editors Aren’t Always Bad

iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

How can self-published authors get their books into libraries in the US? In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews a librarian from the Sparta Library to answer that very question. One super cool thing about this interview is that David Costa from the Sparta Library looks into the library's database to see what indie authors' … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

Writers Helping Writers Blog: How to Find Critique Partners & Beta Readers

Outside feedback is vital to the success of your manuscript. As I’ve quoted many times before on my YouTube channel, according to Terry Pratchett: “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” Our first drafts are imperfect translations of the perfect story in our minds. This version of the story isn’t ready for … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How to Find Critique Partners & Beta Readers

iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule

One of the biggest newbie writer mistakes is thinking you’re the exception to the rule. Let’s talk about why that mindset could hurt your success as a writer. This video is broken into two sections: Thinking We Are the Exception to the Rule: Mindset Overview Unhealthy Writer Mindsets & Rules Writers Think They Don’t Have … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule

iWriterly Video: What Editors at Publishing Houses Wish Writers Knew | Ft. City Owl Press (Indie Press)

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)

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 2

Literary agent Megan Manzano joins Meg LaTorre of iWriterly for a first pages critique video. Want to get feedback on the first page of your manuscript? Look no further! iWriterly is launching first page critiques, which will be hosted on the iWriterly YouTube channel. This episode's special guest is literary agent Megan Manzano.   HOW … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 2

iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

What are the top reasons literary agents reject a manuscript? Seven literary agents each share the top three reasons why they turn down a manuscript.   https://youtu.be/xDMnYpR8C-k   FEATURED AGENTS: Cortney Radocaj, Literary Agent, Belcastro Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/CortneyRadocaj Website: https://www.cortneyradocaj.com/ Agency page: http://www.belcastroagency.com/about_us/ Kaitlyn Johnson, Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaitylynne13 Freelance editing: … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

iWriterly Video: Marketing For Traditionally Published Authors | With Author Michael Mammay

Marketing is a big question mark for published and aspiring authors. What will your publisher do? What is the author expected to do? Watch this video to learn one first-hand experience from the traditionally-published science fiction author Michael Mammay.   https://youtu.be/QQy1PUx1Iwo   WATCH PREVIOUS iWRITERLY VIDEOS FT. MICHAEL MAMMAY: How to Navigate Publishing Contracts & … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Marketing For Traditionally Published Authors | With Author Michael Mammay

Publishable: Episode 10 | BOOK PUBLISHING SEASONS in Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

What are publishing seasons and are they still relevant? In this episode of Publishable, we will discuss publishing seasons in traditional publishing and self-publishing.   Topics Covered in This Video What does the phrase "publishing seasons" refer to? What determines publishing seasons? How have audiobooks and e-books impacted publishing seasons (if at all)? How has … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 10 | BOOK PUBLISHING SEASONS in Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 1

Literary agent Megan Manzano joins Meg LaTorre of iWriterly for a first pages critique video. Want to get feedback on the first page of your manuscript? Look no further! iWriterly is launching first page critiques, which will be hosted on the iWriterly YouTube channel. Literary agent Megan Manzano will join Meg LaTorre on iWriterly on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 1