Worrier or Warrior?

By Cherrilynn Bisbano What concerns you today? Bills? Health? Your new manuscript? Whatever worries you may have, God is with you. I worried that my manuscript was not good enough. I had reason to worry. It was horrible! Like most first drafts mine needed work. However, mine needed an entire rewrite. I love the Word
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A Marketing Experiment

by Margaret Welwood Working with a new Facebook friend, I found a (free) outlet for some of my poems, and a unique way to market my picture books for children. There Once Was a Singer Named Lil There once was a singer named Lil Whose voice was so utterly shrill, It cracked windows and doors,
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Try Your Hand at Poetry

by Sarah Tun Three reasons to write poetry:  to get the creative juices flowing to connect with literary journals as possible publishing outlets to be encouraged because a little bit of publication can bring a lot of joy! I’m sure you can find others.  Be motivated:  Have you ever tried writing poetry? Or is it
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Name change…

We know that our name does not say it all. It only reflects a small portion of what we do. So, we have decided to change our name to something that will reflect well on us and our efforts in our mission. Here is our Mission Statement: Bringing GOD back into society by supporting Christian
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I wish AuthorsCommunity.net would…

Staff Okay, talk to us. What do you need? What would you like? What would be very nice but not entirely necessary? What is necessary for you to have to be successful as a writer that AuthorsCommunity.net might be able to provide? Sound off time! There are some businesses that just keep slogging along doing
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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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