iWriterly Video: How a Literary Agent or Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready for Publication (YET)

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)

Savvy Authors Blog: Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel

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

iWriterly Video: When to Work With a Freelance Editor

Many writers once they finish a book don't know where to go next and either immediately jump to querying or working with a freelance editor. Learn when (and if) you should work with a freelance editor in this iWriterly video. Developmental editors, specifically, work with writers on character development, plot, world building, dialogue, setting, structure … Continue reading iWriterly Video: When to Work With a Freelance Editor

iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners & Beta Readers

While some people the writing community claim critique partners and beta readers aren't necessary—or even that they negatively impact your manuscript—outside feedback from critique partners/beta readers is one-hundred percent vital to the success of your manuscript. Learn the difference between critique partners and beta readers and what types of feedback is the most important to … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners & Beta Readers

Savvy Authors Blog: The Seven Red Flags in Editing: Why Editors & Agents Reject Your Manuscript After the First Pages

What Was I Missing? Ever wonder why, after only submitting the first few pages of your manuscript to an agent, editor, or a Twitter writing contest, your submission was swiftly rejected? Why, after spending countless hours of editing and perfecting those pages in your life’s blood and drowning your doubts in wine, did it get … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: The Seven Red Flags in Editing: Why Editors & Agents Reject Your Manuscript After the First Pages

Savvy Authors Blog: 10 Tips on Critique Partner Etiquette

Whether you are a seasoned writer with published works or are only now starting your journey as a wordsmith, there is one thing you will always need: feedback on your writing. Let’s be honest—after we complete a piece of writing, we may often perceive it as perfection personified and immediately start clicking the send button … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 10 Tips on Critique Partner Etiquette