Who should give writing advice? Moreover, should individuals have certain (or any) qualifications to give writing advice? We are going to get into that today. THIS VIDEO IS BROKEN DOWN INTO FOUR SECTIONS: Universal writing advice vs. writing advice from experience Author platform: What should you talk about if you are unpublished? Should only … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?
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?
Querying writers have quite a few hurdles to jump through to secure literary representation. For those of you who don’t know what a query is or what I mean by literary representation, let’s go over a few of the basics to start. There are a few ways to publish a book, one of those being … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Querying Writers Shouldn’t Write Sequels
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
As time goes on and the genre of novels matures and evolves, so too does reader expectation. For example, if you look at J. R. R. Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, you will probably note that the action sequences and battles scenes are often paragraphs or pages long. In books such as SIX OF … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: What is Character Agency?
Learn a few examples of different types of character arcs in this iWriterly AuthorTube video with Meg LaTorre. One of the biggest draws to stories—of any medium—are characters. So many of us want to follow the journeys of individual characters whose personalities or situations we find compelling. The biggest disappointment I often have at the … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Types of Character Arcs
Are you looking to write more words in each writing session? Learn 16 ways to increase your writerly output in this iWriterly video. https://youtu.be/8Qccj76lWvY This video is based on Meg's guest blog, How to Write More Words, aka, Winning at NaNo, in Writers Helping Writers.