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

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

Pitch Wars Webinar: How to Write the Perfect Fantasy Query & Synopsis

Time to mark those calendars because we have a Pitch Wars webinar coming up THIS October!  Understanding World Building Essentials: How to Write the Perfect Fantasy Query & Synopsis Webinar Date: Thursday, 10/26/2017, at 7:30 pm EST Length: 60 minutes Cost: $35 per person Description: Writing and creating a fantasy world is no easy task with in-depth world … Continue reading Pitch Wars Webinar: How to Write the Perfect Fantasy Query & Synopsis

Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 1

As many of you know, Twitter has become a hot spot for book publishing industry professionals to gather, tweet out advice, and host a number of giveaways and #AskAgent sessions. For those unfamiliar with Twitter, select hashtags can be used while tweeting, which make a certain topic or conversation easy to follow by searching for that hashtag. … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 1

Savvy Authors Blog: 9 Practical Tips to Start Writing a Book

According to The Huffington Post, 80 percent of Americans want to write a book. Think about that for a moment. That’s eight in every 10 people. That isn’t to say, however, that all of those people succeed in completing said books. Many (if not most) don’t. Joseph Epstein in a New York Times article discourages would-be novel writers from even … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 9 Practical Tips to Start Writing a Book