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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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Singing the Literary Songs – Elle Hill

A week ago, I completed a poetry half-marathon. A full marathon asked poor, abused poets to pen a poem an hour for twenty-four hours. Wimps like me who appreciate a comfy night’s sleep could opt for a half-marathon, which demanded … Continue reading

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The Eyes and Ears of a Writer

A few days ago I woke up and began my day with a typical morning routine—let the dog outside, brew a pot of coffee, check emails, and so on. With a mountain of tasks looming ahead of me, I scurried … Continue reading

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Closing the Arcs: Walking Hand in Hand with My Characters

I am finishing Storm Watch, the third book in the Unfinished Business series. Synchronicities, a theme I touched on last time, abound. It’s been difficult to keep up the momentum, but it’s not writer’s block. Storm Watch is more than half complete. I have lived with these characters for over 10 years. But I have lived with myself for many more, which is probably the reason. 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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Tackle Big Events While Writing by Beth Carter

It’s easy to write about boy meets girl or girl meets boy. Insert a villain, some scenery, conflict, the use of senses, a bit of backstory and foreshadowing, and you’re done, right? Wrong. It’s much more interesting when you throw … Continue reading

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