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Pay Attention, Carter Jones — Review

Thought for the Day: “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~ Victor Kiam ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: When I first typed “The End” on my second novel, I was at about 130,000 words, which is just a little hefty for a middle-grade historic novel — like double what… Continue reading Pay Attention, Carter Jones — Review

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Penguin Days — Review

Thought for the Day: “Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.” ~ Allen Ginsberg ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Haunted Pen has 20 Tips to Proofread Like a Professional HERE. I particularly love the red sign. K. M. Allen has a great post HERE on Character Description. Don’t miss this one. Janice… Continue reading Penguin Days — Review

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The Dog Who Lost His Bark — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Persist. Talent is no guarantee of success; persistence is. You can learn to be a better writer. You can write more drafts, take more classes, query more agents. If you persist at what you need to do to become a published author, you will succeed.” ~ Jordan Rosenfeld ~ Gifts for… Continue reading The Dog Who Lost His Bark — Review & Giveaway

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Big Nate: Payback Time — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.… Continue reading Big Nate: Payback Time — Review & Giveaway

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Soccerverse — a Review

Thought for the Day: “In the end, the poem is not a thing we see; it is, rather, a light by which we may see--and what we see is life.” ~ Robert Penn Warren ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Stephen King has warned all of us writers to not use adverbs, but Louise Harnby… Continue reading Soccerverse — a Review

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Absolutely Alfie and the Princess Wars — Review

Thought for the Day: “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Fear is such an important emotion in writing. Lisa… Continue reading Absolutely Alfie and the Princess Wars — Review

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Shouting at the Rain — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.” ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Place names can be challenging to create. The post HERE from Legends of Windemere can help with that. K. M.… Continue reading Shouting at the Rain — Review & Giveaway