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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DisABLED Writer—Dealing with Fear and Focus

by Cherrilynn Bisbano Many writers endure physical and/or mental challenges as they try to get their words on paper. I have a friend who died in a car accident. God revived him and called him to write. His traumatic brain injury doesn’t keep him from obeying God. He studies the craft and edits his manuscript,
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Cover Stories

by Margaret Welwood “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is one adage that doesn’t work for young children. So how do we get these powerful little judges on our side? Reading to children is an incredibly rich source of feedback on illustrations, plot, pacing, and wording. Cover artists also do well by offering young
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Trash or Treasure

by Marilyn Friesen Someday I would like to write a classic.  But how would you define one? It seems like what was regarded as classics in the past aren’t as highly esteemed by the publishers of the present, that is if you came to the same conclusion I did from a previous article. Were you
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Novel Starting Point: Where, oh, Where to Start?

by Sarah Tun In recent posts we’ve been discussing flashbacks and general structure of a longer piece of writing. Today, I’d like to raise some thoughts about choosing the starting point for a novel. I have completed several full length manuscripts. Each time I’ve developed a story line, I’ve begun with the focus on my
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The End Game

by Steven M. Moore, Contributer If you’re a reader, do you peruse what’s at the end of a book? Many authors only include a short bio, but you might like a bit more. What can authors add to that for you, especially authors of indie books and those writing for indie publishers (small presses)? Consider
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