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: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 2

Literary agent Megan Manzano joins Meg LaTorre of iWriterly for a first pages critique video. Want to get feedback on the first page of your manuscript? Look no further! iWriterly is launching first page critiques, which will be hosted on the iWriterly YouTube channel. This episode's special guest is literary agent Megan Manzano.   HOW … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 2

iWriterly Video: How to Improve Your Writing: 11 Novel Writing Tips For Newbies

Whether or not you’re a newbie writer, you are probably curious as to how you can improve your writing. In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre will discuss 11 writing tips for how to improve your writing.   https://youtu.be/ihp_2_bAHYI     SOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO: iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice? Save the Cat! … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Improve Your Writing: 11 Novel Writing Tips For Newbies

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 1

Literary agent Megan Manzano joins Meg LaTorre of iWriterly for a first pages critique video. Want to get feedback on the first page of your manuscript? Look no further! iWriterly is launching first page critiques, which will be hosted on the iWriterly YouTube channel. Literary agent Megan Manzano will join Meg LaTorre on iWriterly on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 1

Writers Helping Writers Blog: Improve Your Novel Writing: 11 Tips For Newbies

Writing a novel is flipping difficult. It often takes years to complete your first novel (and even more years after that to write a good one). You heard that right — writers’ first books are usually a hot mess. That is because, as untested authors, we don’t yet know how to write a book. On … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: Improve Your Novel Writing: 11 Tips For Newbies

iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)

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)

iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 14 Red Flags | PART 2

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

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

Publishable: Episode 8 | What They Don’t Tell You About Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing

In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly (a writer who formerly worked at a literary agency), Courtney (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) answer two questions: What are some of … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 8 | What They Don’t Tell You About Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing