Monthly Archives: November 2011

10 Ways to Make Our Characters Stronger

Readers want strong main characters. No one wants to read a story with a weak one. I knew that. Really I did. Why, then, did I end up with a weak heroine? Soon after my awesome agent offered representation, I … Continue reading

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Two Tips for Punctuating Interrupted Dialogue

In this segment of Copyediting with Keli I’m discussing how to punctuate two different cases of interrupted dialogue using the em dash. The em dash is the long dash that used to be shown, back in pre-computer days, by typing … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

This week thankfulness is on the hearts of many. I’m thankful for you, my blogging buddy. Gwynly and I attended our annual Thanksgiving service Sunday evening, heard many members of our church family share the ways the Lord has blessed … Continue reading

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Facing Our Fears

What are you afraid of? Spiders? Heights? Losing your job? One of my biggies is snakes. Particularly large, poisonous ones. I set off on a walk one recent afternoon and soon found myself immersed in the beauty of the glorious … Continue reading

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5 Steps for Completing Character Arcs

I’ve become one of those people. The ones you see when you’re driving down the road who are walking with determined strides and annoying smiles on their faces, reminding you that your exercise regimen could use some attention. The very … Continue reading

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Copyediting with Keli: Excited about Exclamation Points!

I’m excited to be talking about exclamation points!   I make generous use of them in emails and blog comments, especially when a friend has received good news. I had to learn that they’re to be used sparingly in my … Continue reading

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Venturing into Vlogging

I ventured into the vlogging arena recently with my Copyediting with Keli series in which I share tips on how to put the final polish on your manuscripts. You can view my vlog posts here on my blog on Mondays, … Continue reading

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