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
Was Meg a cheerleader in high school? Does she prefer tea over coffee? Is she a quiet person? Let’s see which of your assumptions are true! In this video, Meg and her sister will debunk which of your assumptions are true and which are not. I think that you are more of a tea than … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me (Ft. My Sister)
Elliot Brooks, indie author of Peace and Turmoil (book one of The Dark Shores series) and a BookTuber/AuthorTuber, joins iWriterly for an author interview. Meg LaTorre asks Elle questions about: Her decision to self publish The publishing process Selecting and working with a freelance editor Formatting, cover design, character art, choosing titles, and more Author … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Author Interview: Elliot Brooks – Peace and Turmoil
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
How do you decide which publishing path is best for you, traditional or self-publishing? In this Publishable episode, we will discuss: The misconceptions of traditional and self-publishing Reasons writers might elect to either traditionally- or self-publish The pros and cons of traditional/self-publishing For self-publishing, what authors must oversee in the publication of their book For … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 1 | Traditional vs. Self-Publishing: Which is Best For You?
The iWriterly team answers YOUR questions in this special Valentine's Day Q&A—from each other's weirdest quirks to how many characters can Kevin name from Meg's manuscripts. Questions How did you guys meet? What’s your partner’s weirdest/funniest quirk? What physical traits did you each give your child? What's your favorite adventure you’ve been on together? … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Valentine’s Day 2019 Q&A
Looking to work with critique partners (CPs) to improve your manuscript? Learn what a CP is, the best etiquette for working with them, and where to find them in this iWriterly video. This video is broken into three parts: What is a critique partner? 10 tips on critique partner etiquette Finding critique partners https://youtu.be/ej-ZGUmnICI … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Critique Partners: Etiquette & Where to Find Them
Meg LaTorre of iWriterly participates in the reflections and resolutions writing tag (an AuthorTube/BookTube tag), originally created by Kim Chance and Megan Oliver. Meg was tagged by Megan LaCroix. Meg will reflect on 2018 as well as share her resolutions and goals for 2019. QUESTIONS 2018 Reflections What was your standout writer moment/memory in … Continue reading iWriterly Video: 2018 Regrets & Accomplishments + 2019 Goals
Meg LaTorre of iWriterly participates in the Book Selection Tag, originally created by Lenn Woolston. QUESTIONS How do you decide what you are going to read next? Do you pick what's trending? Read in a specific genre? Or is it random? How important is the cover? Do you judge a book by its cover? … Continue reading iWriterly Video: The Book Selection Tag