iWriterly Video: How to Know When You’re Ready to Query | Ft. Literary Agent Megan Manzano

If you want to be traditionally published, then you will have to decide when to query literary agents. But how do you know when you’re ready? In this video, literary agent Megan Manzano and Meg LaTorre of iWriterly will run through the 10 questions you should ask before querying.   https://youtu.be/O89f-bm_R2E   SOURCES REFERENCED IN … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Know When You’re Ready to Query | Ft. Literary Agent Megan Manzano

iWriterly Video: 10 Ways to Identify a Bad Literary Agent (Schmagent) | Ft. Lit Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

One of aspiring authors’ biggest fears is signing with a bad literary agent. In this video, literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson and Meg LaTorre of iWriterly run through the 10 ways to figure out whether or not the agent you want to query—or an agent you have the call with—is a bad literary agent OR a … Continue reading iWriterly Video: 10 Ways to Identify a Bad Literary Agent (Schmagent) | Ft. Lit Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

iWriterly Video: PUBLISHING SCAMS: Vanity Presses vs. Self-Publishing Service Companies (SPSC)

There are certain “publishers” or “presses” that you should NEVER publish your book with. But how can you identify a shady publisher? In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly talks about the difference between vanity presses and self-publishing service companies (also called SPSCs). Topics covered in this video: What is a vanity press? What is … Continue reading iWriterly Video: PUBLISHING SCAMS: Vanity Presses vs. Self-Publishing Service Companies (SPSC)

iWriterly Video: What Type of Literary Agent Do You Need? | Interview with Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

If you want to traditionally publish your book, you might be wondering, what type of literary agent is best for you? In this video, literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson and Meg LaTorre of iWriterly will run through the 10 questions to ask yourself to figure out what type of literary agent you need. Topics discussed (in … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What Type of Literary Agent Do You Need? | Interview with Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson

iWriterly Video: 10 Overdone Fantasy Tropes (That Literary Agents Are Tired of Seeing)

Have you written a fantasy novel and you’re wondering if your story is as unique as you think? Or maybe you're wondering why literary agents haven't requested more pages. In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly breaks down 10 overdone fantasy tropes (that literary agents are tired of seeing).   https://youtu.be/d_tay0X7mFI     SOURCES REFERENCED … Continue reading iWriterly Video: 10 Overdone Fantasy Tropes (That Literary Agents Are Tired of Seeing)

iWriterly Video: Traditional Publishing Q&A Ft. Literary Agent Megan Manzano

Do agents provide feedback after a partial or full request? Should you have a prologue? Should you have your work copyrighted before sending it to beta readers or querying? How much should you edit your book before querying a literary agent? In this video, literary agent Megan Manzano and Meg LaTorre, host of iWriterly, will … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Traditional Publishing Q&A Ft. Literary Agent Megan Manzano

iWriterly Video: Why Rejections From Literary Agents & Editors Aren’t Always Bad

In this video, Meg LaTorre shares six reasons why rejections from literary agents and editors aren’t always bad.   https://youtu.be/OHj5tmkTFcU   SOURCE REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule   RELATED iWRITERLY VIDEOS IS YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH? | How a Literary Agent/Editor Knows Your … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Rejections From Literary Agents & Editors Aren’t Always Bad

iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

How can self-published authors get their books into libraries in the US? In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews a librarian from the Sparta Library to answer that very question. One super cool thing about this interview is that David Costa from the Sparta Library looks into the library's database to see what indie authors' … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule

One of the biggest newbie writer mistakes is thinking you’re the exception to the rule. Let’s talk about why that mindset could hurt your success as a writer. This video is broken into two sections: Thinking We Are the Exception to the Rule: Mindset Overview Unhealthy Writer Mindsets & Rules Writers Think They Don’t Have … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule

iWriterly Video: What Editors at Publishing Houses Wish Writers Knew | Ft. City Owl Press (Indie Press)

Let’s talk about what editors at publishing houses wish writers knew. In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews two editors from an independent press, City Owl Press, all about how to stand out in a submission, the mistakes writers make in cold submissions, the process of acquiring a book, do writers need an agent to … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What Editors at Publishing Houses Wish Writers Knew | Ft. City Owl Press (Indie Press)