HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: WRITING TO MARKET VS. CHASING TRENDS | PUBLISHABLE: EPISODE 7 // In this video, our Publishable co-hosts talk about how to write a story that sells, what does it mean to write to the market, and is it even worth writing to market (as either a traditional or self-published author).
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
• Writing to market vs. chasing trends
• Pros and cons of writing to market
• How can writers strategically write to market?
• Upcoming market trends in book publishing
• How fast do indie authors have to write to chase trends?
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Publishable is a monthly YouTube live show, where experts from across the publishing spectrums join forces. Learn which path might be best for your book—self, traditional, or hybrid publishing—and the ins and outs of the modern-day publishing industry. Join our three co-hosts, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly (a SFF writer, developmental editor, and former literary agent), Courtney Young (a self-published author who writes under the pen names Lyra Parish and is one-half of the USA TODAY Bestselling duo Kennedy Fox), and Kaitlyn Johnson (a literary agent and developmental editor), in these monthly one-hour episodes as they dive into the intricacies of publishing.
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Meg LaTorre is a writer, YouTuber (iWriterly), creator of the free query critique platform, Query Hack, Publishable co-host, blogger (Writer’s Digest, Savvy Authors, et al.), and she formerly worked at a literary agency.
Additional Links: https://linktr.ee/meg_latorre
Courtney Young writes under the pen names Lyra Parish and is one-half of the USA TODAY Bestselling duo Kennedy Fox. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She’s a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn’t busy writing, she can be found glamping, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, making YouTube videos, or volunteering for non-profit organizations. Courtney lives in Texas with her astronomy-loving, pilot hubby and black cat named Nibbler.
After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn Johnson refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. As well as being a junior agent for Corvisiero Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial, and has worked as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, and a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston. She has written various articles for Writer’s Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.
Agency Profile: https://www.corvisieroagency.com/kaitlyn-johnson.html
Editing Site: http://www.kjohnsonfreelance.com/
Agenting Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiteraryKat
Editing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjohnsoneditorial/
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