Category Archives: Char’s Thoughts

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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Writing From The Heart! by Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko

CiCi Cordelia is the pen name for the writing team of BFFs Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko. Published authors and Senior Acquiring Editors for Soul Mate Publishing, we share a love for well-written stories infused with our favorite romantic genres: … Continue reading

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It’s National Left-Hander’s Day! by Char Chaffin

So there I was, in a grocery store in Las Vegas many years ago, with a toddler in the cart, digging for the checkbook so I could pay for my groceries. As I whipped out a pen and started to … Continue reading

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EDITOR AND AUTHOR INHABITING THE SAME BODY! EEEK! by Char Chaffin

It could be the title of one of those B-rated horror flicks, you know? The ones that come on at four AM and feature such film notables as creaking, slow-opening closets, dark, dank passageways, the requisite barn in the distance … Continue reading

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IT CAME FROM UNDER THE BED!! by Char Chaffin

IT CAME FROM UNDER THE BED! And I’d bet there’s more, lurking beneath your snuggly mattress. Or tucked in a corner of your closet, hiding between the winter sweaters. Or maybe they’re crammed into a desk drawer. Or even worse, … Continue reading

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