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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

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War is Over — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is fun to read — an article HERE entitled The First Hundred Words are the Hardest was published… Continue reading War is Over — Review & Giveaway

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McTavish Goes Wild — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "THE GREATEST TEACHER FAILURE IS.” ~ YODA ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jill Hedgecock wrote a terrific post HERE for The Creative Penn that gives you a way to use visual inspiration for your writing. HERE is another post on getting rid of filler words and phrases. It’s worth your… Continue reading McTavish Goes Wild — Review & Giveaway

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The Miraculous — Review

Thought for the Day: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louie L’Amour ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Revising is the bane of my existence. I am always looking for ways to make it better for me. BookWorks has a good post HERE called… Continue reading The Miraculous — Review

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Double Review & Giveaway — A Piglet Called Truffle & A Duckling Called Button

Thought for the Day: “You might not write well every day, but you can edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ~ Jodi Picoult ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all hit creative slumps, so when I saw the post HERE by Macy Thornhill guesting on The Creative Penn, I thought… Continue reading Double Review & Giveaway — A Piglet Called Truffle & A Duckling Called Button

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The Disaster Days — Review

Thought for the Day: “But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think…” ~ Lord Byron ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: HERE is a post called 12 Things Everyone Tells You About Writing But Maybe You Need to Hear… Continue reading The Disaster Days — Review