How can self-published authors get their books into libraries in the US? In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews a librarian from the Sparta Library to answer that very question. One super cool thing about this interview is that David Costa from the Sparta Library looks into the library's database to see what indie authors' … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?
Outside feedback is vital to the success of your manuscript. As I’ve quoted many times before on my YouTube channel, according to Terry Pratchett: “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” Our first drafts are imperfect translations of the perfect story in our minds. This version of the story isn’t ready for … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How to Find Critique Partners & Beta Readers
In 2019, the iWriterly YouTube channel went from 2,000 subscribers to more than 33,000 subscribers. Want to learn how we did it? Stay tuned. This video will be broken into the following sections: YouTube Best Practices Overview My YouTube Story What I Learned From 2019 Below are some of the topics covered in … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How My YouTube Channel Grew From 2,000 to 33,000+ Subscribers in One Year
On January 22nd, Meg LaTorre and the Book Nerd Community over at iWriterly celebrated passing 30,000 AND 40,000 subscribers on YouTube with a Q&A live stream on the iWriterly YouTube channel. Check out the replay below to see if Meg answered your question (if you submitted one early)! https://youtu.be/bivcET76iBc CALL FOR QUESTIONS Twitter … Continue reading iWriterly Video: COME HANG WITH ME: 30K/40K Live Stream Q&A
ANNOUNCEMENT: iWriterly has launched a page on Patreon.🎉🎉🎉 WHY PATREON? Every week, I receive emails and DMs, asking for more iWriterly content (YouTube videos, Query Hack critiques, etc.) as well as asking individual writing questions. With the additional resources from Patreon, it's my hope to bring iWriterly viewers higher quality content and be able … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Want to Support iWriterly? Join Us on Patreon!
Let's talk about my steampunk novel! So many of you guys have asked me questions about my book, such as when it will be published, where it's at in the process, world-building elements, and much more. I also recapped the timeline of writing this book, including when I started and when it will be done … Continue reading iWriterly Video: MY STEAMPUNK BOOK IS ALMOST DONE | Writing Update: Episode 4
One of the biggest newbie writer mistakes is thinking you’re the exception to the rule. Let’s talk about why that mindset could hurt your success as a writer. This video is broken into two sections: Thinking We Are the Exception to the Rule: Mindset Overview Unhealthy Writer Mindsets & Rules Writers Think They Don’t Have … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule
Let’s talk about what editors at publishing houses wish writers knew. In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews two editors from an independent press, City Owl Press, all about how to stand out in a submission, the mistakes writers make in cold submissions, the process of acquiring a book, do writers need an agent to … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What Editors at Publishing Houses Wish Writers Knew | Ft. City Owl Press (Indie Press)
Let's talk about 2020 goals for iWriterly, YouTube, and Meg LaTorre's debut novel. https://youtu.be/4dqg-rPKpeg SOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS VIDEO iWriterly Video: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK: Creating a Publishing Checklist iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera) iWriterly Video: 2018 Regrets & Accomplishments + 2019 … Continue reading iWriterly Video: 2020 Goals: Publishing My Debut Novel, YouTube Goals, & More
Literary agent Megan Manzano joins Meg LaTorre of iWriterly for a first pages critique video. Want to get feedback on the first page of your manuscript? Look no further! iWriterly is launching first page critiques, which will be hosted on the iWriterly YouTube channel. This episode's special guest is literary agent Megan Manzano. HOW … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages | Ft. Megan Manzano | Ep. 2