Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, knowing when to show and when to tell is critical to keep a reader engaged. In this AuthorTube video, we will discuss what is showing vs. telling, examples of each, practical steps to show (vs. tell) in your writing, as well as exceptions to the rule. https://youtu.be/KNBhaEV2ESg … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Show vs. Tell in Your Writing
Traditional, Self, Indie, Vanity, & Hybrid Publishing Do you aspire to write a book and be an author one day? If so, you are not alone. According to Joseph Epstein, author, essayist, short-story writer, and editor, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them.” However, not every single person with the … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How Should You Publish Your Book?
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
As time goes on and the genre of novels matures and evolves, so too does reader expectation. For example, if you look at J. R. R. Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, you will probably note that the action sequences and battles scenes are often paragraphs or pages long. In books such as SIX OF … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: What is Character Agency?
Learn a few examples of different types of character arcs in this iWriterly AuthorTube video with Meg LaTorre. One of the biggest draws to stories—of any medium—are characters. So many of us want to follow the journeys of individual characters whose personalities or situations we find compelling. The biggest disappointment I often have at the … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Types of Character Arcs
Are you looking to write more words in each writing session? Learn 16 ways to increase your writerly output in this iWriterly video. https://youtu.be/8Qccj76lWvY This video is based on Meg's guest blog, How to Write More Words, aka, Winning at NaNo, in Writers Helping Writers.
Although all writers have their own speeds when it comes to their creative process, one desire is prevalent among them—wanting to write a book faster. The aspiration to write a book more quickly could be due to a variety of reasons or circumstances, such as needing to adhere to deadlines (self-imposed or from a publisher), … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 14 Tricks to Write a Book Faster
All writers want their prose to read smoothly and have the reader fully engaged without being pulled from the story due to an overabundance of unnecessary words that make sentences read clunkier. These unnecessary words are often referred to as “filler words.” Filler words aren’t necessarily “bad” words, and they have their place in the … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel