Why Use Acorn Author Services

Acorn Author Services is dedicated to making your writing shine.

Our expertise, strength and value is in working closely with you to pinpoint themes, improve structure, strengthen plot and character development, narrative tension, and voice. We further support you with the editing of bios, submission letters, inquiries, as well as story synopses.

We create an environment of open communication where projects are discussed freely and without judgment. We work collaboratively to build a trusting, long-term relationship with each of our clients.

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This just in from an Acorn client…

“I’m at work but just glanced at this, looks friggin awesome!”

Really, what more can you ask from when a client looks over your edits??

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Acorn Author Services Clients It’s Time to Crow…

What a wonderful year it has been for Acorn Author Services and our clients. In fact, it’s been so good we want all of you to share your projects here and flaunt your good writing. Be sure to include a link to where your books can be purchased!

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One author’s conundrum…

This is an interesting post by Acorn Author Services client Debra Kristi. I gave her my two cents…what are your thoughts??
The conundrum―agents and publishers told me to change the opening to my YA, cut the scene and start with chapter two―or at least something different. Beta readers (yes, more than one) say they love the opener and the story is less engaging without that particular scene. Ugh! Follow the story as it speaks to me in my gut, am I right? – Debra Kristi, The Moorigad Dragon (http://www.debrakristi.com/)
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Let the writing flow…

Louis Lamour

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Rules, rules, rules…

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Happy Publication Day!!

Congratulations to Acorn author Debra Kristi on the release of The Moorigad Dragon (Age of the Hybrid Book 1).

Saving a life shouldn’t come with so many complications. 

Saving Marcus’s life should’ve qualified as a good deed. Except, that’s not why Kyra saves him. She’s pulled to the deed by something supernatural. But then Marcus sees Kyra’s hybrid dragon and she finds herself bound to protect him. A bond already causing tension between Kyra and her best friend, Sebastian. Only, Kyra will find it is not easy defying Death. Yet, she is determined―even at the cost of her own life. 

Bad things happen in the blink of an eye. 

Sebastian has built his life around his tarot cards, more so since taking refuge at Mystic’s Magical Carnival. Trying to include Kyra in that part of his life goes all wrong. Now Kyra’s interest in Marcus stands between Sebastian and Kyra, and places Kyra in emanate danger. Sebastian needs to make her see, needs to steer her away from Marcus, needs to save her from the consequences of her decisions before it’s too late. If he needs to, Sebastian will bare his most guarded secrets to protect her. 

Slip through the portal and get lost in the extraordinary fantasy world known as the Mystic Carnival Collective. This is one within a group of short stories, novelettes, and novellas with one thing in common―a connection to the supernatural location, Mystic’s Carnival. Is it a carnival or a circus? Maybe it’s a melding of both. “



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New testimonial by Caroline Mitchell…

When I approached Acorn Author Services I had no clue of the mechanics of writing. Although armed with a little flair with words and a determination to publish my story, I really did not know where to start. As a first time author my ego was very fragile and I had already shelved my manuscript months before due to some negative feedback from an online editor who basically told me my story would not sell.

Thank goodness for Holly and Shelly, who guided me through the whole process of writing my book, and built up my fragile confidence with helpful, constructive criticism.

From the start we worked extremely well together, and I found myself wanting to write more. My first non-fiction book, ‘Paranormal Intruder’ sold a little under ten thousand copies in the first six months of being self-published on Amazon. It went straight to No.1 in its category on Amazon in several countries and has spent a great deal of time there ever since!

Having been bitten by the writing bug, I continued my writing in the form of supernatural crime thrillers. Holly and Shelly have been of great assistance in helping me get my first fiction book to submission standard. I am now working on book two of the DC Knight trilogy and in talks with publishers.

I really cannot thank Holly and Shelly enough, and remain good friends with them to this day. My advice is, do not even think of self-publishing your book without getting it edited first. Acorn Author Services is very reasonably priced, and I am delighted to have made two new friends in Holly and Shelly who provide me with their ongoing support. –Caroline Mitchell, http://caroline-writes.com


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