Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Wishes

Only four days until Christmas! Only two days until our college daughter gets to come home. Gwynly and I are excited that our gal gets December 23-25 off work and will be able to spend those three days with us. … Continue reading

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My Real-life Romance

On this day twenty-four years ago I married my best friend. Gwynly and I looked at each other recently and said words often spoken by couples who’ve been married as many years as we have, “I can’t believe it’s been … Continue reading

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Life on the Ledge, or Leaning on the Lord?

Have you ever read a blog post that reached deep into your innermost being and begged for a comment, one that flew from your fingertips and ended up being a novella you were almost afraid to post because you didn’t … Continue reading

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Book Covers Count!

One of the milestones for a debut author is the arrival of the book’s cover. Last week I experienced that exciting event! While a cover can undergo numerous changes before it’s considered final, there’s nothing quite like the first glimpse. … Continue reading

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Two Notes on Names

In this segment of Copyediting with Keli I’m exploring two uses of character names in a work of fiction. When we introduce a character in a story, especially a main character, it’s customary to give the person’s full name. Why? … Continue reading

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Operation Motivation: How to Move Toward Our Goals

What gets you moving? Deadlines work for me. I don’t like letting others down and will do my utmost to fulfill my obligations, shoulder my responsibilities, and get the job done on time. But what happens when no one’s waiting … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Novelist Camille Eide

I’m delighted to host my friend and agency mate Camille Eide. Her Christmas novella, Savanna’s Gift, was released by White Rose Publishing on December 3. Set in the heart of Oregon’s Cascades, it’s a story sure to put you in … Continue reading

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