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Editing Tips Part 6: Proofreading

Congratulations! You have a finished manuscript; you’ve been through possibly many rounds of editing, and your overall story as well as the word choice and sentence structure are now finished. It’s been a long journey, but you’re finally ready to publish. Well, almost. There’s one final editing step before you put your story into theContinue reading “Editing Tips Part 6: Proofreading”

Writing A New Reality

I’ve never stopped to count how many classic fairy tales we have here in the US, let alone the rest of the world. The most common ones that come to mind are Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Rapunzel. Do you have a favorite? I don’t. Because IContinue reading “Writing A New Reality”

Healing Through Fiction

As a survivor who is healing while writing, I’ve realized that there is a unique form of healing that comes through my writing itself. While I certainly benefit from therapy and reading self-help books on topics that personally impact me, self-help books have their limits, and no volume will ever be a one-size-fits-all approach. ForContinue reading “Healing Through Fiction”

Culture Matters

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) says that organizational culture is comprised of the “beliefs and values established by leaders and then communicated and reinforced through various methods… [it] sets the context for everything an enterprise does.” In other words, the culture of a company is determined by the way leadership team members treatContinue reading “Culture Matters”

A Memoir’s Impact: resilient

When I was first contacted about potentially being an editor for Finding Annie, Katherine Turner’s first novel, I connected to her writing on a soul-deep level. Unfortunately, I was going through some personal hardships and couldn’t be part of that first project, but I also received notes from a book in progress, which would laterContinue reading “A Memoir’s Impact: resilient”

resilient: A Year in Review

As the one-year anniversary of the release of my childhood memoir, resilient, approaches, one of my editors keeps asking me how I feel. But the truth is, I don’t feel any single emotion. And when I look back on the journey that writing, editing, and releasing this memoir into the world has been, I seeContinue reading “resilient: A Year in Review”

Resilient Stories

If I were asked to sum up in only a few words what kinds of books we publish, I’d say stories of resilience. Whether fiction or nonfiction doesn’t matter; every story with our logo on it is relaying a tale of human struggle and resilience. Of course, like Katherine Turner, our definition of resilience doesn’tContinue reading “Resilient Stories”

Books That Inspire, Encourage & Empower

When Josha was first conceptualized, I wanted to create a company that published books with an impact. For fiction, I wanted to publish stories with characters who were relatable, rather than idealized stereotypes or classically flawed; instead, I wanted to help usher stories featuring fictional people with real problems—and raw healing processes—into the world. AndContinue reading “Books That Inspire, Encourage & Empower”

Why I Write What I Write

A question I get a lot is “Why do you write what you write?”—particularly in relation to my fiction. To answer that question, let me tell you a story. When I was in fifth grade, I was writing away with every spare moment I had that wasn’t spent reading. I remember with that vivid clarityContinue reading “Why I Write What I Write”

Pride & Resilience

Instead of becoming easier, it seems society is regressing, and many are finding it more difficult than it once was to be and speak about their authentic selves. Rather than remaining quiet, however, they are finding creative alternative ways of making sure their stories and their messages are reaching the people who need them theContinue reading “Pride & Resilience”

Editing Tips Part 1: Top Five

You’ve finished writing, and now it’s time to start editing. Most likely, you’ll work with a professional editor further along in the process, but for now, self-edits are the next step. Where is the best place to start? Josha’s editors have come together once again to provide you with a few tips to make theContinue reading “Editing Tips Part 1: Top Five”

Summer Reads

For many, summer has become synonymous with vacation season. And, at least before I had young kids, that meant extra reading time! With that season arriving, are you looking for books to add to your summer reading list? If you’re looking for suggestions, you’ve come to the right place: Josha’s got you covered. For FictionContinue reading “Summer Reads”

Voicing Our Resilience

Sigmund Freud said that much of what we do in our adult lives can be traced back to our mothers. After all, they’re the ones who give birth to us, and typically the ones who raise us and nurture us. Traditionally, they’re the ones we run to when we’re in trouble, or hurt, or scared,Continue reading “Voicing Our Resilience”

Writing Through Trauma

Writing about trauma isn’t easy for anyone, and writing about your own trauma—what we call writing through your trauma—is downright difficult. You may worry that you’re sharing something that’s too graphic for readers or that your story doesn’t really matter after all. You may be triggered by revisiting traumatic events from your past and haveContinue reading “Writing Through Trauma”

Meet the Author: Katherine Turner

Katherine Turner, Josha’s first author, is an award-winning author, blogger, and life-long reader and writer. She grew up in foster care from the age of eight and is passionate about improving the world through literature, empathy and understanding. She strongly believes we can all benefit from deeper insight into and compassion for the long-term effectsContinue reading “Meet the Author: Katherine Turner”

Why Josha Publishing?

Hi! I’m Shanna, founder and owner of Josha Publishing. I started this company after surveying the traditional publishing landscape and realizing authors need a different publishing model that is focused on authors and their work, rather than the bottom line. I’ve found that when the focus is shifted from profits to content, there are fewerContinue reading “Why Josha Publishing?”

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