This is for all of the aspiring authors out there. If you’re looking to write a book and you need a kick in the rump to get your butt in gear, then stick around for Meg LaTorre's list of tough-love writing advice. https://youtu.be/7N5ZFixH8GM *DISCLAIMER: While Meg is dishing out some serious truths, each … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Tough-Love Writing Advice (For Aspiring Authors)
Are you querying literary agents and hoping to traditionally publish? Or do you already have an agent, are on submission, and are hoping a publishing house will pick up your book? In today’s video, we will discuss the 24 reasons why industry pros may be passing on your book. This is not an exhaustive list … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Books Are Rejected (By Literary Agents & Editors)
Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, knowing when to show and when to tell is critical to keep a reader engaged. In this AuthorTube video, we will discuss what is showing vs. telling, examples of each, practical steps to show (vs. tell) in your writing, as well as exceptions to the rule. https://youtu.be/KNBhaEV2ESg … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Show vs. Tell in Your Writing
Traditional, Self, Indie, Vanity, & Hybrid Publishing Do you aspire to write a book and be an author one day? If so, you are not alone. According to Joseph Epstein, author, essayist, short-story writer, and editor, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them.” However, not every single person with the … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How Should You Publish Your Book?
Characters can make or break a novel. Modern-day readers often look for compelling characters who drive the plot through his or her actions. In other words, characters who have agency. "Character agency" is when a character (usually a protagonist) is more proactive than reactive to situations in a story. In this iWriterly video, you will … Continue reading iWriterly Video: What is Character Agency?
Join Meg LaTorre as she celebrates hitting 3,000 YouTube subscribers with wine and a live event. In this livestream, she will answer your questions about: Publishing insiders Querying Writing tips Weird facts about Meg And more! https://youtu.be/i3OXx52tZLU
With so many stories bouncing around in a writer’s mind, it likely comes as no surprise that most writers seek to write more—or to be more efficient in the time they have to write. In the month of November, known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to the writing community, thousands of writers endeavor to … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How to Write More Words
All writers want their prose to read smoothly and have the reader fully engaged without being pulled from the story due to an overabundance of unnecessary words that make sentences read clunkier. These unnecessary words are often referred to as “filler words.” Filler words aren’t necessarily “bad” words, and they have their place in the … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel
Do you aspire to make writing your full-time occupation? Learn the eight ways you should treat your passion like a job to make that dream a reality in this iWriterly video. If you aren't looking to make writing a full-time career, this video can teach you how to improve your creative productivity and online presence … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why You Should Treat Your Passion Like a Job
If you’re a writer trying to get your work published, you’re likely all too familiar with the feeling of rejection—from literary agents, editors, contest hosts, or literary magazines. If your work is published, then you may be used to receiving rejection in the form of bad reviews from readers. Regardless of your publishing status, all … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Deal with Rejection as a Writer