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Kirkus Review

An Improbable Astronaut: How a Georgia Farmboy Wound Up Flying the Space Shuttle A sublime scrapbook tribute to an unexpected career in orbit. Kirkus Review, May 20, 2022BY ROY D. BRIDGES ‧ RELEASE DATE: MAY 17, 2022 A debut memoir focuses on a venturesome Southern farm boy who fulfilled a lifelong dream to explore space as an astronaut. […]

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Book Launch for An Improbable Astronaut!

The Story of Roy Bridges, Jr. Grammarwitch client and Heart Ally Books author Roy Bridges, Jr.'s An Improbable Astronaut is the quintessential story of hard work, determination, and never taking your eye off the prize, whose protagonist, against many odds, achieves his wildest dreams but still stays firmly rooted in his deepest roots and values. […]

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World Anvil: Level Up Your Worldbuilding Skills

World Anvil is an online world that was built for the purpose of building other worlds and has evolved into an extraordinarily helpful community for creatives, a space on the internet that is positive, where artists are helping artists. Dive into this detailed conversation between author Deleyna Marr and Janet Forbes, one of the creators […]

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Embracing the Mystery: Deep POV

When we embrace the mystery that is Deep POV, exploring its depths and testing its limits, we expand our horizons, deepen our writing's dimensions, and create for our readers an adventure worth getting lost in.

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Destiny at Dolphin Bay

Heart Ally Books author and Grammarwitch client Diana Delacruz launches the first book of her Desert Island Diaries series. God always has a purpose. We always have a choice. In this compelling Genesis Award finalist, fifteen-year-old Melissa Travis finds herself floundering into uncharted waters when she is exiled from her Christian high school. Dreading a […]

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5 Reasons Why Authors Need a Website

Indie publisher, website designer, and instructor at Lawson Writers' Academy, Lisa Norman of Heart Ally Books has solid marketing advice for authors. We've all heard that writers need a website, but why? In the July 12 column on, Lisa Norman tells you exactly why a website is crucial to your success as a writer, […]

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Sample Edits

A sample edit can usually give you/your editor an idea of: the level of your ability as a writer what sort of feedback a given editor provides a taste of how she will work with you and how compatible you will be as a team A sample edit may or may not give you or […]

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Blogpost Editing

Are you a busy blogger? Are you creating content so fast that you don’t have time to polish and proofread, but you want to be sure that your posts are grammatically correct, clear, and easy to read? Excellent—because that is Grammarwitch’s specialty. Ask me about monthly retainers for blogpost editing (or individual blogpost rates if […]

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Book Coaching

Are you stuck? Stalled in the middle of your book? Or just need some light to help you see what to do next? Because writing is a solitary activity, sometimes you need encouragement, feedback, structure, a gentle nudge, maybe even a good challenge to get you going again. Here at Grammarwitch, all editing is holistic, […]

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Software cannot create an index. It can create a concordance—an alphabetized list of certain words and where they can be found. Indexing involves concepts. I think like a reader to create a useful index, intuiting what a reader wants to look up and how they’d phrase it. A computer can’t do that. I can.

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I do very thorough, in-depth line editing. However, editing is much more than grammar and sentence structure. Decades of professional editorial experience have taught me to hear your unique voice in your writing. I learn what’s at the heart of your book, where you want it to go, what it wants to be.

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Award-winning memoir

When one of your clients is recognized for their work, it's almost like one of your children receiving the honors. So imagine how great it felt when I learned that Grammarwitch client Anne Uglum's debut memoir, Graffiti Messages from God: Life Lessons on the Camino de Santiago, received not one, but three honors: 2020 IndieReader Winner (Best Inspirational/Spiritual) […]

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Dominion of Darkness: The Irresistible Pull of Opposites

Deleyna Marr's captivating fantasy Dominion of Darkness sets up conflict after classic conflict between multiple opposites. In a universe that mimics our own and yet is clearly a different dimension, light confronts dark, past collides with future, healers battle destroyers. Even the theme of opposites in conflict has its own contradictory theme: spiritual forces show […]

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Great Review, Careful Reader

There is nothing so welcome and effective as a good review from someone who actually read the book--not only read it, but engaged with it deeply. This review of Grammarwitch client Paul Wesslund's Small Business, Big Heart is just that sort of review. "In the midst of a global health crisis—the worst we’ve seen in […]

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Collaboration and indie authors

Grammarwitch client June Converse discusses her newly published book, Journey to Hope, a poignant and relatable look at recovery from trauma, with publisher Lisa Norman at Heart Ally Books. Follow the link to find out how collaboration served Journey--and June's journey to publication.

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