iWriterly Video: Writing Community Answers: What is Your Greatest Struggle as a Writer?

The iWriterly team asks a group of writers the following question: What is your greatest struggle in your journey as a writer? Thirteen writers (traditionally-published, indie-published, and yet-to-be-published) share what they do to overcome hurdles in their writing careers. The writing community unites in this thirteen-person collab. Special thank you to all of the writers … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Writing Community Answers: What is Your Greatest Struggle as a Writer?

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

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

Deeper Dive into the Querying Process: Hologram Radio Interviews Meg LaTorre in Covered Podcast Episode

Meg LaTorre joins Harry C. Marks on Hologram Radio's COVERED podcast for an episode on querying, writing, editing, and the book publishing industry. Literary agent apprentice Meg LaTorre discusses her role at Corvisiero Literary Agency and answers listener questions about the querying process. Should you personalize a query? Should writers worry about chasing trends? What … Continue reading Deeper Dive into the Querying Process: Hologram Radio Interviews Meg LaTorre in Covered Podcast Episode

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