Giving it Away : Spoilers as Both Noun & Accusation (Why Book Reviews Matter & How to Write a Proper One)

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This is a FREE eArticle, not a novel; it does not pretend to elucidate completely the subject at hand; it's about 10 pages on the topic. I am too busy writing full-length novels to give it more time than that & yes, I do advertise my other work in the back of it. Please realize this was a quick share of some information I thought important, & that's ALL. That's why I'm GIVING IT AWAY. More
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ISBN: 9781301265220
About Kelli Jae Baeli

Bestselling author Kelli Jae Baeli began writing as a child, exploring poetry and journaling, and eventually moving on to short stories. After a romantic fling in the military with another female soldier, she decided to write a book based on the experience. The story that evolved took on a life of its own, but it became her first novel, As You Were. This was followed quickly by Armchair Detective, a book she said she wrote because she couldn’t find other lesbian fiction she liked at the time, and so wanted to write something she would want to read. She's been doing that ever since.

Believing in mastering every aspect of the business, she is also an editor, webmaster and blogger, all after eight years of University, to include pursuing a B.A. in Professional Writing & Editing. Formerly a managing editor for two small presses, and a freelance editor since 1995, Baeli has also done book cover design, typography, and formatting since 1998.

Creativity comes as easily as breathing to Baeli. Living a life around words, books, art, and music not only fulfills her, but defines her. An independent publisher, she has authored and produced 37 books, both non-fiction and fiction, in a variety of genres.

Constantly mining the world around her for literary tidbits, Baeli is always to be found with iPhone in hand, recording or thumbing in notes, a self-confessed story magpie who sees everywhere the fodder for her work. She is a talented singer-songwriter with over 200 songs to her credit, and loves pottery and clay sculpture, as well. A canny mix of business woman and artist, Kelli Jae Baeli is delighted to spend each and every day relentlessly feeding her muse.

Formerly a managing editor for two small presses, and a freelance editor since 1995, she blogs on a regular basis, founded Kindred Ink Writers Initiative, Kind Red Ink Editing, and has currently co-founded Lesbian Literati Press and Sapphica with her partner, fellow author Kate Genet. Baeli migrated from Colorado to New Zealand, where they currently make their home.

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Review by: Miranda Thomason on March 19, 2013 :
This book is 10 pages and 20+ promotional pages for the author's other work. It is a short read. It goes a little long on don't give away spoilers. The meat of the book for me was in two pages. The author gives useful tips on doing reviews. Which I plan to use in the future when reviewing ficiton. Thanks for your work. Your other books look interesting as well.
(review of free book)

Review by: David H. Keith on March 19, 2013 :
I found this book timely, although a bit vague and short on specifics. I'm not knocking the book - it's only some 5100 words long, after all - but simply saying Baeli could have done more with it even if that entailed a much larger book.

I think the topic itself - writing thoughtful reviews - is certainly something that needs addressing and I applaud Baeli for beginning that conversation. I hope she expands it into something a new reviewer can keep readily to hand just as one should a good dictionary or manual for one's primary job.

David H. Keith
(review of free book)

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