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

New Writing Resources on iWriterly Website: Favorite Writing Tools, Pitch Contest Calendar, & More

Heya, book nerds! We are excited to share iWriterly has added several new writing resources to the iWriterly website. Under the Writing Resources menu bar, you can find the following dropdown items: Craft: Writing & Editing NEW: Favorite Writing Tools  How to Get a Literary Agent Pitch Contest Calendar Querying Insight NEW: Writing Community Terminology … Continue reading New Writing Resources on iWriterly Website: Favorite Writing Tools, Pitch Contest Calendar, & More

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