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

When Writers Shouldn’t Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor

Heya, book nerds! Meg here.  As you may have heard on social media and in my iWriterly episode titled, Summer 2018 Writerly Goals, I'll be reopening my freelance editorial services on July 30, 2018. I had previously closed full manuscript edits, specifically, due to being at maximum capacity. Freelance editing is something I do on … Continue reading When Writers Shouldn’t Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor

iWriterly Video: How to Write a Book: Determining Plot and Characters

Do you have ideas for a book but don't know where to start or how to write a novel? Or maybe you've written several manuscripts in the past and are looking to standardize your process. Learn how in the first video in this three-part series.   Part One How to Write a Book: Determining Plot … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Book: Determining Plot and Characters

iWriterly Video: Should I Write a Prologue for My Novel?

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?