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

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

iWriterly Video: Why First Drafts Stink | AuthorTube Collab With Bethany Atazadeh

If you’ve written a book, you will probably know that your first draft… well, it stinks. Let’s talk about why first drafts are not so great as well as ways to improve it in this special two-part AuthorTube collab between Meg LaTorre of iWriterly and Bethany Atazadeh. The following topics are discussed in this video: … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why First Drafts Stink | AuthorTube Collab With Bethany Atazadeh

Publishable: Episode 5 | Getting Feedback on Your Book: Critique Partners, Beta Readers, Sensitivity Readers, & Freelance Editors

Whether you’re an aspiring or veteran author, getting outside feedback on your book is vital to the success of a story. That's because, as writers, we can’t always see the imperfections or shortcomings in our books. That's where critique partners, beta readers, sensitivity readers, and freelance editors come in. This episode of Publishable covers: Critique … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 5 | Getting Feedback on Your Book: Critique Partners, Beta Readers, Sensitivity Readers, & Freelance Editors