Savvy Authors Blog: How to Deal with Rejection as a Writer

If you’re a writer trying to get your work published, you’re likely all too familiar with the feeling of rejection—from literary agents, editors, contest hosts, or literary magazines. If your work is published, then you may be used to receiving rejection in the form of bad reviews from readers. Regardless of your publishing status, all … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Deal with Rejection as a Writer

Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Social Media Platforms Should Writers Use?

Choosing the right social platforms. Whether you’re published or yet-to-be-published, it’s important for writers to build an author platform right away. Author platforms are essential for both traditionally- and self-published authors in today’s modern world. But what social media platforms are the best avenues for your books? If you missed the first blogs in my … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Social Media Platforms Should Writers Use?

Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Should You Put on Your Author Website?

Whether you’re a published or aspiring author, all writers need to have an author website. But for aspiring authors, specifically, it can be confusing to know what to have on your author website. One of the most popular questions I receive on iWriterly and Twitter is: “What should I put on my author website?” Last … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Should You Put on Your Author Website?

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Getting published in today’s world is a test of a writer’s persistence, patience, and—most importantly—willingness to do a lot of hard work. When I first started digging into the weird world of book publishing, I remember having a few distinct feelings: Nausea A craving for cheese and carbs—ideally, both An overwhelming desire for a concise(ish) … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 1

As many of you know, Twitter has become a hot spot for book publishing industry professionals to gather, tweet out advice, and host a number of giveaways and #AskAgent sessions. For those unfamiliar with Twitter, select hashtags can be used while tweeting, which make a certain topic or conversation easy to follow by searching for that hashtag. … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 1

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write a Twitter Pitch

An inside look at Twitter writing contests and how to make your pitch stand out. If you’re a writer with a completed manuscript in search of representation, chances are you’ve entered (or at least heard of) Twitter pitch contests. As my Corvisiero Literary Agency colleague, Kaitlyn Johnson, said in her Writer’s Digest article, The Benefits of Participating in … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write a Twitter Pitch