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Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review

Thought for the Day: "There is no perfect time to write. There is only now."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: So many things can derail our writing, and there are some good tools out there to help you stay on track. One that I used to use, got out of the habit,… Continue reading Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review

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Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It may be that when we no longer know what to dowe have come to our real work,and that when we no longer which way to gowe have come to our real journey.The mind that is not baffled is not employed.The impeded stream is the one that sings.”~ Wendell Berry ~… Continue reading Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day — Review

Thought for the Day: "The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.”~ Junot Diaz ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I think we can all learn some things from the greats and their thoughts on writing. HERE is an article with… Continue reading Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day — Review

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The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — Review

Thought for the Day: "Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work…"   ~ Donald Hall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Elizabeth Sims wrote an amazing article for Writer’s Digest HERE that will give you 7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel. It has terrific examples.… Continue reading The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — Review

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The View From the Very Best House in Town — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”~ Ayn Rand ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all need a little inspiration now and again. HERE Melissa Donovan on Writing Forward gives us 20 Fun and Inspiring Character Writing Ideas. Lisa Wilson-Hall… Continue reading The View From the Very Best House in Town — Review & Giveaway

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Paradise on Fire — Review

Thought for the Day: "We need to remember that we are all created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed."~ Maya Angelou ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Every month Writer’s Rumpus offers a list of opportunities for MG and YA authors — classes, contests, etc. HERE is this month’s.… Continue reading Paradise on Fire — Review

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Say It Out Loud — Review

Thought for the Day: “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”~ Paul Coelho ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: C. S. Lakin has a great post HERE on Live Write Thrive that will give you 3 Powerful Cinematic Techniques for Novelists. Eldred Bird has a wonderful post HERE on Writers in the Storm about… Continue reading Say It Out Loud — Review

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Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: M. L. Davis has something HERE on Uninspired Writers all writers need to see. I am going to print this out and hang it in my office.… Continue reading Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen — Review & Giveaway

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The Insiders — 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 The Insiders — Review & Giveaway

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Marcus Makes a Movie — Review

Thought for the Day: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.’~ Harriet Tubman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something interesting and helpful when I listen to other writers. HERE… Continue reading Marcus Makes a Movie — Review