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The Unteachables — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” ~ William Faulkner ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: HERE is a good article from Writer’s Digest with 5 Story Mistakes Even Good Writers Make. I often say I don’t read… Continue reading The Unteachables — Review & Giveaway

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96 Miles — Review

Thought for the Day: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Word choice is pretty fundamental to what we do. Connie J. Jasperson at Life in the Realm… Continue reading 96 Miles — Review

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World’s Wackiest Animals (Lonely Planet Kids) — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.” ~ Colette ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Getting ready to submit? HERE is an excellent… Continue reading World’s Wackiest Animals (Lonely Planet Kids) — Review & Giveaway

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Dictionary for a Better World — Review

Thought for the Day: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ~ Pele ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: There is an old saying in writing — no problem means no story. Writer’s Digest has an… Continue reading Dictionary for a Better World — Review

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Wrong Way Summer — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.” ~ Denzel Washington ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Becca Puglisi has a spectacular post HERE on… Continue reading Wrong Way Summer — Review & Giveaway

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The Lifters — Review

Thought for the Day: “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” ~ Shannon Hale ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Feeling frustrated about a first draft? Nothing compared to what John Steinbeck went through. HERE is a post from… Continue reading The Lifters — Review

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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle — Review

Thought for the Day: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” ~ Robert Lewis Stevenson ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Doug Lewars has an interesting post HERE at A Writer's Path called Remembering What You Wrote. Ellen L. Buikema has a great post HERE on Writers… Continue reading The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle — Review

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Kids Fight Plastic — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed." ~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Stephen King certainly has let writers know of his disdain for adverbs. HERE is a post from Woodpecker Books telling writers Stop Using Adverbs—How This One Tip Can Transform Your… Continue reading Kids Fight Plastic — Review & Giveaway

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Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home — Review

Thought for the Day: “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” ~ Joss Whedon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all have incidental characters in our novels, but do we really need them? C. S.… Continue reading Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home — Review

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Wink — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.” ~ Duke Ellington ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Naming characters is always something of a challenge. Writer’s Digest has a good article HERE with The 7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters. Bushra Rahmani did a great guest post… Continue reading Wink — Review & Giveaway