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

Guest Blog in SavvyAuthors: Author Platform Basics

Once upon a time, authors were able to write books and get them published, so long as they were a decent writer. That’s no longer the case. Now, both self-published and traditionally-published writers must establish an author platform to either get published or to have success while publishing in today’s modern world. Jane Friedman defines author … Continue reading Guest Blog in SavvyAuthors: Author Platform Basics

Guest Blog in SavvyAuthors: How to Write a Book in 11 Steps

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 these 11 easy steps. Every writer has their own unique brainstorming, planning, and writing process when it … Continue reading Guest Blog in SavvyAuthors: How to Write a Book in 11 Steps

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

SavvyAuthors 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 SavvyAuthors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent