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

ANNOUNCEMENT: iWriterly Will Now Have Weekly Videos

Heya, book nerds! I'm so excited to announce that we will be expanding our iWriterly videos from twice each month to weekly videos! Videos will be posted every Wednesday at 12 pm EST, which means our next video comes out THIS Wednesday, February 14. Tagging onto this announcement, I will be writing blogs that will be … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: iWriterly Will Now Have Weekly Videos

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

iWriterly Video: Top Writer Stereotypes

Writers are a strange group of people. We hole ourselves up in rooms or in the corner of a public area with the sole wish of being left to record our cluttered thoughts. Our minds are a dangerous breeding ground of stories—as though 54 tabs are open on a web browser and all vying for … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Top Writer Stereotypes