When Writers Shouldn’t Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor

Heya, book nerds! Meg here.  When I formerly worked as a freelance developmental editor, many of the writers who reached out to me about a developmental edit for a full manuscript have said they would like to eventually query literary agents for this manuscript (in other words, they'd like to pursue traditional publishing). While I'm … Continue reading When Writers Shouldn’t Work with a Freelance Developmental Editor

iWriterly Video: How to Write a Book: Making Your Dreams a Reality Through Discipline

Learn how discipline, such as setting word count goals for yourself, making a writing schedule, and taking your time to get feedback/edit your work, can help to make your dreams of publishing a book a reality in this iWriterly video. This is the third video in our How to Write a Book series. If you … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Book: Making Your Dreams a Reality Through Discipline

Common New Writer Choice: Protagonists Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

On Twitter the other day, I wrote a quick thread on a trend I'm seeing a lot in debut author's manuscripts as well as in my client's manuscripts, and that is: protagonists who are writers or love to read books. Or both. Here are a few examples of writerly vocations: Creative writer Investigative journalist Author … Continue reading Common New Writer Choice: Protagonists Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

Query Hack: Twitter Pitch, Critique #8 – Adult Psychological Thriller

Heya, book nerds!  As a result of a poll I ran on Twitter, we have now added Twitter pitch critiques to Query Hack! If you aren't already following me/iWriterly on Twitter (or our other social media channels), be sure to come join the fun, as I'm always running surveys and tweeting out writing/editing/querying advice. And, … Continue reading Query Hack: Twitter Pitch, Critique #8 – Adult Psychological Thriller