Did you know self-published authors can benefit from having a literary agent? In this episode of Publishable, learn why authors looking to publish traditionally and self-publish can BOTH benefit from working with a literary agent. Topics covered in this video: What is the role of a literary agent for authors who want to be traditionally … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 6 | Why All Authors Need Literary Agents
Have you written a book and you’re not sure if it’s ready either to be sent to a literary agent or to self-publish? In today’s video, we will discuss the steps you need to hit when editing your book and how to tell when it’s done. This video is broken into the following sections: Steps … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Do You Know Your Book is Done (Being Edited)?
Querying writers have quite a few hurdles to jump through to secure literary representation. For those of you who don’t know what a query is or what I mean by literary representation, let’s go over a few of the basics to start. There are a few ways to publish a book, one of those being … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Querying Writers Shouldn’t Write Sequels
Dear Query Hack, The world of historical fiction is filled with vibrant stories of female empowerment. However, there is a huge omission in this world: the rich, uplifting stories of Black women as a powerful force of change. The Booker T Washington Wives Club, will add to this world. My story features a powerful triad of … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #21 – Adult Historical Fiction
Dear Query Hack, In the land of everlasting sun, girls await the Matching and obey the godsdamned Rules, but Isa Morta is sick of walking on eggshells. She's got a guaranteed ticket out—the ability to make the crimson desert tremble with her rage. Very intriguing opening! Hiding behind a lifetime of pain, she finds herself … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction
Tired of getting form rejections from agents? Or, perhaps you haven’t started querying yet and you’re looking to stand out in the query box. Learn how to write specific vs. vague conflict in a query in this iWriterly video. The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict
Dear Query Hack, SOUVENIR is an adult thriller complete at 101K words. A Jewish-American attorney in Atlanta, Hannah jumps at the chance to close a highly lucrative deal in Syria. It was supposed to be a seventy-two hour trip resulting in a promotion. But the allure of the Old City of Damascus, its ancient Souk … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #17 – Adult Thriller
When should writers begin querying their book? If you're looking to query a literary agent with your manuscript, be sure to listen to this querying checklist for novel writers before your submit. https://youtu.be/2B6J7FQzRrg THIS VIDEO WAS BASED ON MEG'S BLOG FEATURED IN SAVVY AUTHORS.