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Rick — Review and 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: All writers want to write great sentences. Martin Amis explains his Method for Writing Great Sentences HERE on Open Culture. Pretty interesting. Jane Friedman has a… Continue reading Rick — Review and Giveaway

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Voices of Young Heroes — Review

Thought for the Day: “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ~ Bob Dylan ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Our heroes are often underdogs, especially in middle-grade fiction. Charles Yellowitz has a good… Continue reading Voices of Young Heroes — Review

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Things Seen From Above — Review

Thought for the Day: “When it comes to people - don’t write about who you know, but what you know of human nature.” ~ Candace Bushnell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I think it's always informative to read hints from successful writers. HERE you will find an article called How I Do It: Anne… Continue reading Things Seen From Above — Review

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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