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
Making your dream of becoming a full-time author a reality. Most writers have a few things in common: A need to write A habitual overconsumption of caffeine A desire to make writing their career However, in order to be able to sustain yourself (and your family) on your writing, it's important to treat your passion … Continue reading Why You Should Treat Your Passion Like a Job
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?
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?
Once upon a time, authors were able to write books and get them published, so long as they were a decent writer. That’s no longer the case. Now, both self-published and traditionally-published writers must establish an author platform to either get published or to have success while publishing in today’s modern world. Jane Friedman defines author … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform Basics
Do you have ideas for a book but don’t know where to start or how to write a novel? Or maybe you’ve written several manuscripts in the past and are looking to standardize your process. Learn how in these 11 easy steps. Every writer has their own unique brainstorming, planning, and writing process when it … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write a Book in 11 Steps
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
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
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
There are few things more rewarding than receiving paralleled excitement about your manuscript from someone who has just read it, hence the sharing addiction that many writers often fall into. Once we as writers have overcome our writerly sensibilities of "I don’t want to share my writing with anyone," next comes the please-read-and-love-this phase. The … Continue reading SavvyAuthors Blog: Deciding When to Query