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Universal writing advice vs. writing advice from experience Author platform: What should you talk about if you are unpublished?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?
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)
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
So, you’re thinking about self-publishing your book? That’s great! But have you considered all of the pros and cons of self-publishing? Watch this iWriterly video with Meg LaTorre to determine whether or not this publishing path may be right for you and your book. THIS IS THE FIRST VIDEO IN A THREE-PART SERIES: Pros … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
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
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
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!
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
Since our foundation, the iWriterly YouTube channel has been a traditional publishing resource to help writers avoid common pitfalls and hopefully have a (slightly) smoother road to publication. Let us reassure you: We will still have our traditional publishing content. However, a few changes are coming to the iWriterly YouTube channel. As a result of … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Changes Are Coming to the iWriterly YouTube Channel
Whether you’re self-publishing your very first book or you have a few books under your belt already, it’s important to have a roadmap to know where you’re going and where you hope to end up. In this video, Meg LaTorre will share a sneak-peek into her self-publishing journey, specifically creating a publishing checklist for self-publishing … Continue reading iWriterly Video: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK: Creating a Publishing Checklist