Monthly Archives: October 2011

Copyediting with Keli: Three Common Comma Conundrums Resolved

Welcome to the first edition of Copyediting with Keli. In this session, I resolve three common comma conundrums. Here’s a quick recap of what I covered in the video: 1. Comma in a Series (CMOS 6.18) The Chicago Manual of … Continue reading

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Visiting Graveyards to Add Life to Historical Fiction

People often shy away from graveyards, but I’m different. I’ve spent many an afternoon meandering through pioneer cemeteries in California’s Gold Country where I live. Since I write historical romance novels set in the area, I find cemeteries to be … Continue reading

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Three Tips for Writing When the Words Won’t Come

One of the first things I learned about life post-contract is that waiting is part of the publishing world no matter where we are in the process. Selling a book doesn’t magically change things. We still wait. And we wonder. … Continue reading

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My last post dealt with change. I’m undergoing a major one today. I’ve been a die-hard desktop computer person for years, but I’ve come to accept the fact that a laptop has advantages I could use, namely portability. Yesterday my … Continue reading

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Dealing with Change

How often have your plans changed when you least expected it? Happens to me all the time. I planned to publish my Friday post earlier. However, my plans had to be altered following a routine physical exam this past Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesday: Lisa Jordan

It’s my pleasure to host Lisa Jordan, one of the sweetest, most generous people I know. I’m joining her in celebrating the release of her debut novel, Lakeside Reunion, which will be released in November by Love Inspired. Home and … Continue reading

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Is “Edit” Really a 4-letter Word?

What do you think of when you hear the word “edit”? Manuscripts bleeding red ink, perhaps, coupled with the desire to weep, wail, or consume copious amounts of chocolate as you mutter dark things about the editor, critique partner, or … Continue reading

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