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A Slip of a Girl — Review

Thought for the Day: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”~ Colin Powell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something when I read an author’s journey or interviews with authors. Noelle Sterne has a guest post on Live Write Thrive HERE… Continue reading A Slip of a Girl — Review

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Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If you are not discouraged about your writing on a regular basis, you might not be trying hard enough. Any challenging pursuit will encounter frequent patches of frustration. Writing is nothing if not challenging.”~ Maxwell Perkins ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jami Gold has really helpful writing posts. HERE she… Continue reading Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway

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The List of Things That Will Not Change — Review

Thought for the Day: “There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.”~ Robert Graves, poet and novelist ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Sometimes in our writing (books, stories, or even blog posts) we lose sight of the problem of plagiarism. It’s important. John Peragine has a terrific post HERE… Continue reading The List of Things That Will Not Change — Review

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The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I found the link on KidLit411 to a terrific post on Ingrid’s Notes HERE from a few years ago with… Continue reading The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

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More Than Marmalade — Review

Thought for the Day: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”~ Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Rebecca Zanetti has a neat post HERE on her blog about Scene Layering and… Continue reading More Than Marmalade — Review

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American as Paneer Pie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.” ~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writing good description takes a very deft hand. Amy Holland has a great post HERE from the Good Story Company that will help you with your descriptive writing. I don't… Continue reading American as Paneer Pie — Review & Giveaway

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost — Review

Thought for the Day: “If you want to write fiction, the best thing you can do is take two aspirins, lie down in a dark room, and wait for the feeling to pass. If the feeling persists, you probably ought to write a novel.” ~ Lawrence Block ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Staying in… Continue reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost — Review

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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