Author Archives: charchaffin2011

About charchaffin2011

Writer and Senior Acquiring Editor

A Newer, Improved Newsletter from Soul Mate! by Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko

Hi All: In case you haven’t already figured it out, Soul Mate’s September Newsletter is pretty bad-ass. Newsletter Coordinator Cheryl Yeko has been working hard, finding ways to improve not only the process of gathering the information needed to fill … Continue reading

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Dress to Impress: A Guide to Conferencing in Style! By Rebecca Heflin

(With an Intro by Char Chaffin!) Hi All: With RWA National a whisper away (Okay, ten days away!), I wanted to repost an excellent blog by one of our most dedicated blogging regulars: Rebecca Heflin. (Pictured: the ever-adorbs Rebecca) Rebecca … Continue reading

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THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH . . . by Char Chaffin

. . . Isn’t just Disneyland or World. This summer, for authors who are members of RWA, it’s also the Annual National Conference, the week of July 26. That’s when Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference takes over Orlando and … Continue reading

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Authors, Sparkle That Manuscript! by Char Chaffin

Hi Everyone! With RWA National coming up fast, and folks rushing around trying to finish up current works in preparation for those nerve-wracking but vital pitching appointments during conference, I decided to post Part One of a two-part blog that … Continue reading

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Putting the “Co” in Co-Editing, by Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko

Anyone who co-works a project with someone knows there are rewards as well as problems in the process. Differing opinions, opposing work ethic, power struggles, etc., those stumbling blocks are all real and frustrating. On the reward side: satisfaction for … Continue reading

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BLURBING FOR SUCCESS! by Char Chaffin

  The Back Cover Blurb. Yes, I’ve said it; spoken that dreaded three-word whammy. Back Cover Blurb. By now there are authors blanching dead white and running for the hills as fast as their legs will carry them. Others might … Continue reading

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