IS YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH OR QUERY? Have you written a manuscript, but you’re not sure if it’s ready for the query trenches? Or maybe you have queried literary agents and you have yet to receive a partial or full request on your manuscript. Or have you self-published a novel and aren’t getting the … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How a Literary Agent or Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready for Publication (YET)
Characters can make or break a novel. Modern-day readers often look for compelling characters who drive the plot through his or her actions. In other words, characters who have agency. "Character agency" is when a character (usually a protagonist) is more proactive than reactive to situations in a story. In this iWriterly video, you will … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What is Character Agency?
Whether you are writing historical fiction, nonfiction, or anything in between, being able to find credible sources to do research for your book is key. Join Meg LaTorre for this exclusive iWriterly author interview with debut author, Seth Augenstein, all about how to research for your novel and finding credible sources. Topics discussed in this … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Research For Your Novel: Finding Credible Sources with Seth Augenstein
Querying writers have quite a few hurdles to jump through to secure literary representation. For those of you who don’t know what a query is or what I mean by literary representation, let’s go over a few of the basics to start. There are a few ways to publish a book, one of those being … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Querying Writers Shouldn’t Write Sequels
Join Meg LaTorre as she celebrates hitting 3,000 YouTube subscribers with wine and a live event. In this livestream, she will answer your questions about: Publishing insiders Querying Writing tips Weird facts about Meg And more! https://youtu.be/i3OXx52tZLU
Whether you are or are intending to traditionally or self-publish, learn how to effectively market your book, when to get started, where to invest your money and time, and the dos and don’t of marketing in this two-part series all about marketing your novel. In this Publishable episode, we will discuss the following: When to … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 2 | How to Market Your Book (Part 1)
An employee from Scribendi reached out to the iWriterly team to see if we would be interested in reviewing the company's editorial services in exchange for a free critique. Learn what we thought of the popular Canadian editing company in this week's iWriterly video. ABOUT SCRIBENDI Scribendi is a Canadian editing and proofreading company … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Scribendi Editorial Services Review + iWriterly Brand Update
In this iWriterly video, we have an extra special surprise in store for you guys. In addition to our regular writing update, you will also get to see Meg get her very first writer tattoo. https://youtu.be/ctRXREwqk0E LINKS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO Learn more about Publishable iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners and … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Writing Update: Episode 2 | AuthorTube Tattoo Vlog
I’m about to say something controversial. Are you ready? Freelance book editors aren’t necessary to get published. I know, crazy right? And coming from a freelance book editor, no less. Here’s the thing: Editors can be helpful in getting a manuscript ready for publication. Think about it—at some point, all writers are new to this … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: How Freelance Developmental Editors Fit into Today’s Publishing Landscape
As many of you know, book publishing industry professionals and readers alike have openly expressed their dislike of prologues. Let’s lay a quick foundation. Prologues aren’t inherently evil or indicative of poor writing. Prologues can—and have been—executed with skill. But are they necessary? That, in my opinion, is the biggest question—not “should I write a prologue” … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: The Great Debate: To Prologue or Not to Prologue?