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Do any of these sound familiar?
Prioritizing yourself can be difficult. Your life is full to bursting and it’s hard to make time to do what you love: write.
When you do get a chance to write, it feels a bit lonely and no one in your immediate circle understands those #AuthorProblems.
You sometimes come across issues in your manuscript you wish you could ask a professional editor about (without handing over your WIP).
You wish you could sit down with industry pros to ask them all your questions because the publishing landscape is confusing.
What if you could...
Join a community of writers who know exactly what you’re going through and can
cheer you on, all while making a commitment to your writing goals and getting professional publishing advice?
One Page at a Time presesnts
Manuscript Magic Autumn 2023: A 6-Week Group Coaching Program for Writers
Join a small group of writers as we commit to writing our manuscripts this autumn. Three days per week, we’ll be writing together over Zoom. Afterward, you’ll have the opportunity to ask editors Hannah and Sarah your writing questions.
This year, we’re bringing in guest speakers who specialize in various aspects of the publishing industry and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about their subject and ask them your burning questions.
We have something for every writer!
Check out the new Manuscript Magic tiers below to see which one is best for you.
This program runs from October 28–December 9, 2023. Bring your snacks, turn off those distractions, join the Zoom call, and get ready to write!
What's the schedule?
Our kickoff call will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 10–11am ET. Come get to know us, discuss your goals, and get set up for success! After that, weekly meetings will be:
Our final call will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 10–11:30am ET. We'll write together one final time, answer remaining questions, and close out the program.
Spots are limited. Enroll by October 20 to secure yours!
This program is for you if...
This program is NOT for you if...
What past Manuscript Magic authors have to say:
“I ADORE Manuscript Magic. It’s a place that has made me a lot more comfortable about talking about my writing. Being around other writers, hearing what they’re focusing on, and what issues they come up against helps me when I come up against hurdles of my own. Knowing I’m not alone in this crazy, strange world of writing means so very much to me, and I’ll be forever grateful for this safe place where I am able to share and work on my passion.”
– Tamara (@dare2bnew), romance writer
“I had such a great time during Manuscript Magic! It was exactly the accountability and support I needed to really kick start my writing journey. It was a great way to meet some other authors too and learn more about different writing styles and processes. Hannah and Sarah are wonderful hosts, and I look forward to working with them more during the next stages of my writing.”
– Corinne (@the.bookish.keeper), romance writer
Meet Our Industry Guest Experts
Self-Publishing Your Book with Hannah Bauman
Hannah Bauman is an editor, author, and owner of Between the Lines Editorial. She works primarily with indie authors to help them get from draft to publication.
Why You Shouldn't DIY Your Book Cover or Formatting with Susi Clark
Susi Clark, owner of Creative Blueprint Design, is a brand and book designer focused on bringing your book to life.
Selling Your Books Without Selling Your Soul with Jessie Cunniffe
Jessie Cunniffe is a professional blurb writer. A passionate advocate of the indie author community, Jessie has dedicated herself to taking the pain out of blurb-writing with her custom blurb services and signature courses.
Writing Your Query Letter with Amanda Ferreira
Amanda Ferreira is an editor at Random House Canada acquiring adult commercial fiction, graphic novels, and select non-fiction from both agented and unagented writers. Over her seven years of experience in the industry, she’s reviewed thousands of query letters and knows what it takes for a query to stand out!
Copyright for Authors with Allison Miller
Allison Miller is an intellectual property lawyer who works with clients on a range of issues from trademarks to copyright in both the United States and Canada.
Structuring Revisions with Sarah Reside
Sarah Reside, owner of Edits & Revisions, is a professional editor and co-host of Manuscript Magic. She works primarily with indie romance authors, and she loves helping authors bring the complexity of their characters to the page.
Meet Your Editors
Hi, I'm Hannah!
The only thing I love more than an iced latte? A fabulous speculative story that helps me escape from the world.
But I know how hard it is to tell your story and find your voice. I’m here to help authors through the entire editing process and go from draft to published book. Let’s turn your literary dreams into reality, one chapter at a time!
Hi, I'm Sarah!
Romance has had me in a chokehold for as long as I can remember. As a queer woman on the asexual spectrum, I never found books where I saw my story.
That’s why I’m passionate about helping authors bring their diverse romance stories to the world. Romance needs your voice. Let’s work together to make that happen!
Spots are limited. Sign up today to secure yours!
Frequently Asked Questions
Enrollment is open October 2-20, 2023. Our kickoff call is on Saturday, October 28, and our regular meetings start on October 30.
Nope! You can work on whatever you want for the month; it can even change from meeting to meeting if that best suits your writing goals. Please keep in mind that Hannah and Sarah specialize in editing fiction, including romance, sci-fi, and fantasy. We’ll do our best to answer all questions, but there are some genres we aren’t as familiar with.
That’s okay! We know things come up unexpectedly, or maybe you can make 2 of the 3 weekly meetings. If you know you’re going to miss a meeting, just send us an email and come back when you can.
We’ll do our best to manage Q&A and guest speaker time to answer all questions. But if this situation arises, you can either email us the question, ask it in the private Discord server, or save it for the next Q&A.
Because we’re limiting each Q&A session to 30 minutes, and because of the nature of a larger writing group, we can’t answer specific, detailed questions about your manuscript. That said, you can ask about writing best practices, self-editing, and more general questions about your manuscript. If you aren’t sure what counts as “specific and detailed,” please email us outside of meeting time.
We picked the meeting times based on our own availability and feedback from our combined audiences.
No! This is not a critique group. We will write for 60 minutes every meeting, then hold the Ask the Editors Q&A for the last 30 minutes. We may need to ask you for additional information if you have a question during the Q&A, but generally speaking, you will not be sharing your work.
Yes! Our normal writing group time of Fridays at noon ET will not change. You can sign up for those meetings here as well if you like.
If you want to cancel enrollment, we understand! Please request a refund before October 27 if you need to cancel. After that date, enrollment is locked in and refunds will not be issued except in extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness. If this arises, please reach out to us ASAP.
Yes! You can opt in to email reminders when you receive your welcome email, and we’ll send you a message and the Zoom meeting link prior to each session.
The guest speaker will give a short presentation (around 20–30 minutes) and the rest of the hour will be reserved for your questions. This is the time to ask them anything you’ve wondered about their specialty!
What past Manuscript Magic authors have to say:
“Writing sessions with Manuscript Magic are always the highlights of my week! Hannah and Sarah encourage a positive environment where writers can meet their goals, and writing with them is such a pleasure.”
– C.A. Cole (@chera.a.cole), fantasy writer
“Manuscript Magic dramatically increased my productivity! It was great to have accountability buddies, and I loved having dedicated times each week where I KNEW I was going to get words in! ”
– Becca (@beccalynnmathis), fantasy & romance author