AUTHORSPARK

We help writers cross the finish line

MASTER YOUR CRAFT

Is revising your manuscript crossing your eyes instead of your Ts?
We can help.

Author Spark editors work one-on-one with writers and embrace the writer’s vision. We help deliver your voice, style and artistic goal in short story, memoir, nonfiction, picture book, or novel.

One thing that sets Author Spark’s apart from other edits is the Power Edit, which includes a full set of teaching notes to help writers master their craft. Authors also work with an editor to structure the specific working relationship that fits best in your writing life.

DISCOVER THE STORY MAGIC THAT MAKES YOUR WRITING POP

Your writing project deserves a clearly thought-out plan of action.
And I can help.

Plus, this is your chance to see if we can work well together.

Want to start?

Our first step is to begin with a simple editing project.
Send me up to three double-spaced pages of your project at Teresa@AuthorSpark.org and this will help me get familiar with your style and your vision.

The pages may be the first three pages or may include a back-of-the-book type blurb with some samples pages. It’s also really helpful for me to know how the story ends (if you already know that). Please send as an attachment, double-spaced, one-inch margins, twelve-point font, .doc or .docx format.

I’ll edit the three pages and respond by email, providing a markup and a report. When you’re ready we can schedule a free 30-minute phone conference to discuss your project and possible strategies.

What You Get: During our 30-minute phone chat, I’ll share suggestions, ask questions, and recommend a possible next step.

Doesn’t this sound exciting?

ARTICLES

Building Your World in Your First Line

by Jonathan Ammon When we’re leaving a bookstore, my wife Tatiana and I like to play a game: we go through our bag of purchases, and we read aloud the first line from each of the new books. Whoever has the book with the agreed-upon best first line wins. Our game puts...

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Narrative Summary—How? Why? When?

Art by Carl Mueller, 1940 In my head, it’s clear that, in fiction, dramatic events need to be shown in scene. A single point-of-view character wants something and strives against obstacles to get it—all shown in the real-time of the story. And mundane events need to...

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Ways to Create Subtext

“…but I know it when I see it—” Subtext can be hard to define, but it’s worth the effort. It makes room for the part of a scene the intelligent reader brings to the story. Of course, the expertise of the clever-and-confident author sparks the reader’s contribution....

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