iWriterly Video: Aspiring Author Trend: Protagonists Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

These days, many first-time authors write books featuring protagonists who are writers or love to read books... or both. While there's no one "right" way to write a story, consider carefully how you can write your story in the most gripping way possible to have readers eagerly turning the pages.   https://youtu.be/FF29ADe_pRk     JOIN … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Aspiring Author Trend: Protagonists Who Are Writers/Book Nerds

Why Critique Partners & Beta Readers Are Essential to Your Writing

Let's talk about critique partners and beta readers. I've been seeing a handful of Tweets and blogs from people the writing community, claiming critique partners and beta readers aren't necessary—or even that they negatively impact your manuscript. While it's possible to have a bad experience with critique partners (also called CPs) and beta readers, I'm … Continue reading Why Critique Partners & Beta Readers Are Essential to Your Writing

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