Savvy Authors Blog: What is a Freelance Developmental Book Editor?

Are you looking to hire a freelance developmental editor to work with you on your manuscript? Whether you intend to self-publish or pursue traditional publication, many writers seek out the assistance of freelance editors to polish their manuscripts. However, with so many titles flying around of different types of editors, it can be confusing to … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: What is a Freelance Developmental Book Editor?

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Meg will be teaching a one-week query-writing class with SavvyAuthors, starting September 24, 2018.   Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0   Course Description: Just like writing a book is a skill acquired through hard work and practice, so is writing a query letter. A query is essentially a pitch for your novel in the form … Continue reading CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Should You Put on Your Author Website?

Whether you’re a published or aspiring author, all writers need to have an author website. But for aspiring authors, specifically, it can be confusing to know what to have on your author website. One of the most popular questions I receive on iWriterly and Twitter is: “What should I put on my author website?” Last … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Should You Put on Your Author Website?

Savvy Authors Blog: How an Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready After the First Chapter

There are many things publishing professionals look for in your first pages and chapter: voice, storytelling personality, if the story starts in the right place, showing vs. telling, grammar, grasp of the English language, and more. As a freelance developmental editor and former literary agent, I usually knew after the first few pages or chapter … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How an Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready After the First Chapter

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Getting published in today’s world is a test of a writer’s persistence, patience, and—most importantly—willingness to do a lot of hard work. When I first started digging into the weird world of book publishing, I remember having a few distinct feelings: Nausea A craving for cheese and carbs—ideally, both An overwhelming desire for a concise(ish) … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Savvy Authors Blog: 11 “Easy” Steps to Getting a Literary Agent [PARODY]

Storytelling is in the very essence of our nature as humans. From the beginning of time, people have tried to make sense of the world through stories—from naming the stars and the deities behind them, to the causes of natural disasters, to the changing of the seasons. Nowadays, authors—the equally poor modern equivalent of a … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 11 “Easy” Steps to Getting a Literary Agent [PARODY]