#049: Meg LaTorre – From literary agency to self-publishing, building a platform on YouTube, and finding your niche.
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Meg LaTorre is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy author, YouTube darling and founder of iWriterly, creator of the free query critique platform, Query Hack, co-host of the Publishable show, and blogger. Formerly, she worked at a literary agency, and she has a background in magazine publishing, medical/technical writing, and journalism.

Needless to say, words are her thing. 

In her free time, Meg enjoys spending time with her husband and son, running, going to Renaissance faires and comic cons, and napping.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • How to take time off when you have a busy platform to maintain
  • How Meg got into the writing game
  • The importance of just taking that first step into writing
  • How Meg’s previous experience at a literary agency gave her a unique lens on publishing her new book, The Cyborg Tinkerer
  • Why Meg chose to self-publish her book
  • What are indie authors ignoring that traditional publishers are killing it at
  • Why Meg dived into the YouTube game and how she found success on the platform
  • How Meg dealt with imposter syndrome when starting her YouTube channel
  • The reality of being a writer on YouTube
  • What type of person you have to be to make it on YouTube
  • How to successfully manage a busy life as a YouTuber, author, mum, and wife
  • Meg’s advice for authors looking to YouTube in 2020/21
  • Why Meg writes

Meg answers questions from Patrons:

  • Yanni Jade  I love iWriterly! Her episodes are so helpful! Given there is the Pandemic going on...do you know what this would mean for the Traditional publishing side of things?
  • Sacha Black: How she write such a good 3-way sex scene?

Find out more about Meg:

iWriterly YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKeBsBrWDtIBrnrCkxHo5MQ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meg_latorre/


Links from the show:

The Cyborg Tinkerer: https://www.amazon.com/Cyborg-Tinkerer-Curious-Case-Circus-ebook/dp/B089M9YNSB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+cyborg+tinkerer&qid=1597521785&sr=8-1

Think Media YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxjDWAN1KwrkXYVi8CXtjQ

Think Marketing YTT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKegeYEy0lJxpkjWRthaRMw

Eisenhower Matrix: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91.htm

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