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Believing isn’t enough

by Jann W. Martin We can’t just believe in God in our hearts. We have to live our faith. Sometimes this is difficult. We don’t always recognize a nudge from God to do something for Him. One time I was shopping and I picked a short line to check out. Then I saw that the
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5 Ways to Destroy a Writing Career

by DiAnn Mills Writers daily receive blog posts that offer advice to build their careers. The publishing world has many sides, and each facet needs attention. We read— How to be successful How to sell more books How to strengthen characterization or content How to research and interview How to increase exposure through social media
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Anticipation is making me wait…

by Gina Burgess Sally watched Harry yawn, scratch his chest and pad to the bathroom to brush his teeth. He wet his toothbrush and spread the minty paste over it then popped it in his mouth brushing up and down the one hundred twenty-eight times he allotted every night. Bleh! What a boring paragraph. Why
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Picture Book Dummy is a Smart Idea

by Margaret Welwood “You mixed up the spaghettis,” announced Coralie (Scissortown artist and spaghetti sorter). I had printed off my story as a Word doc, then cut the text into strips and taped them onto pages of 8” x 8” paper. I then taped the rough line drawings of Coralie’s pictures to the pages. That’s
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Book or Benefits – Appeal to the Senses in Promotion

By Gina Burgess I have nearly 35 years’ experience in sales and marketing all kinds of products and services, mostly services. I found out that I’m much better at promoting intangibles rather than tangibles. Services seem to have more obvious benefits than physical objects. Promotion of books came a bit harder for me to do
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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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