iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistakes: 13 Writing Mistakes to Avoid!

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!

iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 7 Red Flags | PART 1

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

iWriterly Video: Changes Are Coming to the iWriterly YouTube Channel

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

iWriterly Video: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK: Creating a Publishing Checklist

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

iWriterly Video: I MIGHT SELF-PUBLISH MY BOOK!? | Writing Update: Episode 3

Meg LaTorre of iWriterly shares a glimpse into her journey as an aspiring author in episode three of the writing update series. As of August 2019, Meg has been working on what she's been calling her adult space opera with steampunk technology and fantasy elements for more than a year. While she's hoping to ultimately … Continue reading iWriterly Video: I MIGHT SELF-PUBLISH MY BOOK!? | Writing Update: Episode 3

Publishable: Episode 7 | HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: Writing to Market vs. Chasing Trends

In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly (a writer who formerly worked at a literary agency), Courtney Young (a self-published author who writes under the pen names Lyra Parish and is one-half of the USA TODAY Bestselling duo Kennedy Fox), and Kaitlyn Johnson (a literary agent and developmental editor) talk about how to write a … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 7 | HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: Writing to Market vs. Chasing Trends