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Homerooms & Hall Passes — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louis L’amour ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen’s blog is always a good read. Her post HERE entitled How to Write a Professional, Not-Embarrassing Query to an Agent, Reviewer, Editor, or… Continue reading Homerooms & Hall Passes — Review & Giveaway

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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer — Review

Thought for the Day: “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paulo Coelho ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I never found a post on query letters or synopses I didn’t learn something from. HERE is one from A Writer’s Path that is very good. It’s called Why Are Query Letters and Synopses… Continue reading The Last Last-Day-of-Summer — Review

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Trowbridge Road — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I came to writing kind of late. I was an engineer, and the one thing I've learned is that you have to steer a project in the direction of the maximum fun for you. You could say lively energy, or you have to try to be intrigued. Basically, if you were… Continue reading Trowbridge Road — Review & Giveaway

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Counting to Perfect — Review

Thought for the Day: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I am a staunch defender of the… Continue reading Counting to Perfect — Review

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The Mulberry Tree — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” ~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Deep Point of View is a… Continue reading The Mulberry Tree — Review & Giveaway

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The Summer We Found the Baby — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success." ~ Swami Vivekananda ~… Continue reading The Summer We Found the Baby — Review & Giveaway

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Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918 — Review

Thought for the Day: “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen has a great post HERE with 10 tips for writing a good first chapter. I have been told that my book is “episodic.” What does that really mean… Continue reading Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918 — Review