iWriterly Video: When Writers SHOULDN’T Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor

Are you looking to hire a developmental editor to work with you on your manuscript? In this iWriterly episode, we will discuss when writers SHOULDN’T work with a freelance developmental editor.   What is a Developmental Editor? For those who might have missed our previous videos in this book editing video series, developmental editors assist … Continue reading iWriterly Video: When Writers SHOULDN’T Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor

iWriterly Video: Questions to Ask Literary Agents on “The Call”

For writers hoping to traditionally-publish their manuscripts and who are seeking literary representation, "the call" is when a literary agent and writer will talk about a possible business relationship (and usually when an agent offers representation). Join Meg LaTorre in this iWriterly video to learn what questions you should ask literary agents on "the call" … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Questions to Ask Literary Agents on “The Call”

Collab with Natalia Leigh: Traditional Publishing vs. Self Publishing | Part 2

iWriterly joins Natalia Leigh, indie author of HIGH BORN and WAY OF SPEARS, for the second video in a two-part collab on self vs. traditional publishing. In this video, Natalia asks Meg LaTorre questions about the traditional publishing process: things to avoid doing when seeking literary representation, helpful writing resources, author platform, and more.   … Continue reading Collab with Natalia Leigh: Traditional Publishing vs. Self Publishing | Part 2

Query Hack: Critique #14 – MG Urban Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, Obsessed with his father’s murder, Leonidas discovers he’s a descendant of the legendary monster hunter Abraham van Helsing. And therefore, a target of the monsters responsible for his dad’s death. Neato story premise! I like that we're quickly acquainted with Leonidas' abilities/family history, but I found myself wanting a hook about Leonidas … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #14 – MG Urban Fantasy

iWriterly Video: Self vs. Traditional Publishing: Part 1 | Collab with Natalia Leigh

Learn some of the reasons that go into deciding if you should self-publish (vs. traditionally-publish), where self-published authors can cut if they're on a tight budget, what aspects you shouldn't skimp on, why beta readers/critique partners are crucial, author platform, and more in this special collaboration with Natalia Leigh, indie author of HIGH BORN and … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Self vs. Traditional Publishing: Part 1 | Collab with Natalia Leigh

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]