Types of Editing

by Jann Martin We ALL need help with editing. Even the people that type the messages into electronic signs. We passed this one the other day. At Authors Community we want to help you with all of the steps of making your manuscript be the best it can be. When we get your manuscript through
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The Waiting Game

by Jann W. Martin Are you playing the waiting game? I am. It can be really frustrating. In November, 2018 I sent my proposal to my assistant agent. It’s for my Bible Characters Through the Ages series. Daniel and Sarah, brother and sister, build a time travel machine and go back to meet the Bible
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Systematic Editing

by Jann W. Martin I was at the Word Weavers Fall Retreat recently. I was in an invaluable workshop. My friend, and one of my editors, Kristen Stieffel, led the workshop. I have attended several of her workshops over the years. This one was her best so far. Kristen is in the process of writing
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Critiques are best when served warm

Hello from Jann, When you consider something from numerous perspectives you can easily see the whole picture rather than a tiny corner of your universe. This is why critique groups are an excellent way to get a broad perspective of your writing, which is a great way to prepare your manuscript before you have to
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Google+ going, going, gone

by Jann Martin We’ve been hearing lately that Google+ is shutting down. “When John Lewis heard that Google+ was shutting down after the discovery of a security bug that left private profile data exposed, it felt like a crushing blow — even though he could see it coming.” CNBC report In The Guardian “This March, as Facebook was
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