This is for all of the aspiring authors out there. If you’re looking to write a book and you need a kick in the rump to get your butt in gear, then stick around for Meg LaTorre's list of tough-love writing advice. https://youtu.be/7N5ZFixH8GM *DISCLAIMER: While Meg is dishing out some serious truths, each … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Tough-Love Writing Advice (For Aspiring Authors)
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
Have you written a book and don’t know why readers aren’t loving it as much as you thought they would? Whether your intended readers are industry pros, such as literary agents or editors, or you have a published book, you may be wondering why you aren’t getting the reader reaction you’d been hoping for on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Readers Stop Reading
Have you written a book and you’re not sure if it’s ready either to be sent to a literary agent or to self-publish? In today’s video, we will discuss the steps you need to hit when editing your book and how to tell when it’s done. This video is broken into the following sections: Steps … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Do You Know Your Book is Done (Being Edited)?
Are you querying literary agents and hoping to traditionally publish? Or do you already have an agent, are on submission, and are hoping a publishing house will pick up your book? In today’s video, we will discuss the 24 reasons why industry pros may be passing on your book. This is not an exhaustive list … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Books Are Rejected (By Literary Agents & Editors)
If you are writing a book, you may be wondering how long your book should be. In this episode of Publishable, a monthly YouTube show all about the ins and outs of the modern-day book publishing industry, including self-, traditional-, and hybrid publishing, we will discuss: Age categories, including picture books, middle grade (MG), young … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 4 | How Long Should Your Book Be?
Traditional, Self, Indie, Vanity, & Hybrid Publishing Do you aspire to write a book and be an author one day? If so, you are not alone. According to Joseph Epstein, author, essayist, short-story writer, and editor, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them.” However, not every single person with the … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How Should You Publish Your Book?
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)
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
Whether you are intending to traditionally or self-publish, learn how to market your book effectively, when to get started, where to invest your money and time, and the dos and don't of marketing in this two-part series all about marketing your novel. In this Publishable episode, we will discuss the following: Marketing strategies for during … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 3 | How to Market Your Book (Part 2)