This is for all of the aspiring authors out there. If you’re looking to write a book and you need a kick in the rump to get your butt in gear, then stick around for Meg LaTorre's list of tough-love writing advice. https://youtu.be/7N5ZFixH8GM *DISCLAIMER: While Meg is dishing out some serious truths, each … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Tough-Love Writing Advice (For Aspiring Authors)
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
Meg gives a glimpse into her writing process in this iWriterly video, including coming up with the book idea, outlining, outlining, more outlining, getting to know the characters, as well as her critique partner (CP)/beta reader process. Although everyone has their own unique writing process, you may find pieces of what Meg does works for … Continue reading iWriterly Video: My Crazy Writing Process
Is writing a book one of your dreams, but you don’t know where to start, how to outline the general events of your book, or even what events are essential to have? Learn the basics of outlining your novel, word counts for genres/age groups, important research for writers, and how to learn more about today's … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Book: Outlining, Word Counts, & Market Research
Many writers have asked themselves: Should I write a prologue for my novel? For those of you who don't know, prologues come before chapter one and could be expository/introductory prose, a poem, diary letter, news clipping, or anything in between. If you've attended a writing workshop, you may have noticed how literary agents voice their … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Should I Write a Prologue for My Novel?
There’s a rare breed of writers who can sit down and write a novel that’s both well written and applicable to its intended market in a single shot (plus a moderately painless round of revisions). I’ve heard about these mythical people and perhaps so have you. However, for many of us, there is much more … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 5 Things to Consider When Starting Your Novel