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Lisa Nicholas
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Heads up, all Dallas-area Catholic writers -- meetings at UD resume this Tuesday. This year, the UD meetings will occur twice a month. Read all about it!
The Fall schedule of DFW Catholic Writers meetings at the University of Dallas has been confirmed. This semester the group will meet ...
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Our Dallas Catholic writer meetings have moved! Follow us to our next meeting this Tuesday.
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I've been busy putting websites together, moving most of my stuff into self-hosted Wordpress sites (a couple of blogs will remain on Blogger for the time being). Anyway, I'm trying to knock out all the bugs so that I can get back to writing and editing (although, after all this, I may add website creation as one of my services for authors).

So here's a question for anyone with experience using MailChimp for list-building. On my new Common Prayers website, I embedded a MailChimp form on the Welcome page (created it in MailChimp, not with a plugin). It has collected several signups BUT when I go to the MailChimp site, it does not show any members of the associated list (I entered them manually). Does anyone have any idea what may have gone wrong? +John Paul Wohlscheid, do you know?

BTW, check out the Common Prayers website (just one blog post so far, in addition to the welcome page). This is a blog that will support a book that I intend to put together one of these days. Sign up, and I'll make sure you get on the email list, by hook or by crook.
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This fledgling party, founded on the principles of Catholic social teaching but appealing to all people of good will, provides a way to cast a vote without compromising on matters of conscience. Join us, and help us build a better, more humane America.
We need a politics that can speak authentically in the language of love, protect all human beings from conception to natural death, enliven our sense of a shared past and a shared future rooted in a common good, and build bridges and not just walls. This is what the American Solidarity Party seeks to do.
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Just in case you get cold feet about being an indie -- here's your alternative.
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That's about right. LOL.
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The latest in my blog series in which I compare accounts of the Great Flood in ancient literature. Coming up next: Noah in the Bible!
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Professional editing for indie Catholic authors, at incredibly affordable rates. Why? Read to find out.
Mitey Editing offers professional editing services exclusively to independent Catholic Authors, at exceptionally low rates.
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I'm trying to create a WordPress blog that will automatically pull in my blog posts from half a dozen different blogs (some on WordPress, some not). I can do this by hand -- I don't publish more than once or twice a week, so it's not a big deal -- but I would love to find a plug-in that will do this for me automatically. Does anyone know of such a thing? I've looked at some aggregator plugins, but these seem aimed at bringing in articles on specific topics, from all over the web. That's not what I want -- I want to be able to specify the blogs that get aggregated.

Thanks for any leads or ideas you can offer.
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I'm pretty sure you can do something like with with one of the Jetpack plugin widgets, however this will only work with other Wordpress blogs. Also as mentioned aggregating blog content is a bad idea and very easy to get wrong as far as SEO goes. 
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This is the first blog post on my Mitey Editing site -- it explains what I'm doing and why. The blog itself will focus on teaching self-editing, and perhaps a few other kinds of tips for self-publishers.

If you have questions about editing, especially self-editing, you should leave a comment on the blog post. I'd like to know what people need help with.

(And now I'm wondering why the post excerpt isn't showing up in the link -- anyone have any ideas?)

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Beautifully explained, Lisa. And a wonderful offer I'm sure many will appreciate. 
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Check out my new website about common prayers, which I am collecting and commenting on, eventually to combine them in a small prayer manual. Sign up to get new posts on the blog. 
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Joel Friedlander's book cover templates are on sale 25% off until midnight Monday. These work in MS Word and come with a bunch of fonts + tech support.
New Template: Create Your Book Covers in Microsoft Word introduces a way for authors to create their own book covers in MS Word
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Hey, all you indie Catholic authors -- my new editing service, Mitey Editing, is just for you. Earlier this week I completed my first Mitey Editing job for C. Deanna Verhoff -- Days of Darkness will be out soon, look for it! So I am officially in business. If you would like more information, stop by the website, http://miteyediting.com. All I have on the site right now is a contact form, but I hope to have the full site ready for the public within a couple of weeks. If you need an editor, let me know -- all my fees are negotiable.

If you have questions about editing (or self-editing), let me know. I'm planning blog articles, which will all be designed to help writers be better self-editors.
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Sorry I didn't see this until now, ,+Jacqueline Vick -- I've been busy putting websites together. I do everything from developmental editing (I'm working with one author on a history book right now) to proofreading. I may also add some other author services eventually (I'm working with an author on moving her website from Blogger to WordPress, and making it more appealing and functional). I'm comfortable with non-fiction as well as fiction.
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I read, write, think, and teach in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex
Introduction
After years in academics and non-profits, I am now dedicating my time to writing, and helping other writers succeed. I'm currently working on a Catholic science fiction novel (the first of a series) and have a best-selling book on the household use of diatomaceous earth on Amazon.com, as well as maintaining several blogs.

My Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas helped me indulge my love of literature, languages, philosophy, and history, all of which I've had an opportunity to teach at one time or another (currently under the auspices of the Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization).

For many years, I have sung with the parish choir of St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington, TX, and I have accumulated many years' experience volunteering in charitable outreach to the poor, in adult literacy, at the Arlington Night Shelter, and working with the St Vincent de Paul Society in Evansville, IN, visiting the needy and serving meals at the community soup kitchen.

After years of experience in community service, graphic design, scholarship, and teaching, I've finally returned to my childhood love, writing. I've finally figured out that you really can "have it all," just not all at the same time! Life is good.
Bragging rights
I've published a small book on the household uses of diatomaceous earth (Naturally Healthy Living With Diatomaceous Earth), which is selling well on Amazon.Right now, I'm working on a soft-science scifi novel with Catholic themes: _Cast Into the Deep Sea of Stars_. I'm available for all kinds of writing projects, but I prefer long-copy informational writing over copy-writing.
Education
  • University of Dallas
    Ph.D./Literature, M.A./English
  • Rockford College
    B. A., magna cum laude, English & Spanish
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Gender
Female
Other names
L. A. Nicholas, Kit Pascoe
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Work
Occupation
I'm a freelance writer and teacher.
Skills
Writing, teaching, editing
Employment
  • My computer
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
    Currently working on a science fiction novel, but available for all kinds of writing jobs!
  • Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization
    Tutor, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Dallas
    Adjunct Asst Professor, 2011
  • The University of Southern Indiana
    Instructor, English & Humanities, 2004 - 2009
  • Texas Society of CPAs
    Graphic Designer, 1988 - 1996
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Currently
Garland, TX
Previously
Arlington, TX - Fort Worth, TX - Newburgh, IN - Rockford, IL - Iowa City, IA - Madrid, Spain - Shreveport, LA - Alexandria, LA