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Behind These Hands: Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.”  ~ Marianne Moore, poet ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Without good dialogue, most books would be pretty terrible, so if the dialogue isn’t good, what’s the point. K. M Weiland has a great post HERE that will help you… Continue reading Behind These Hands: Review & Giveaway

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The Penderwicks at Last — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” ~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It's always a good idea to look to successful writers for advice. HERE are 10 rules for writing by Michael Morpurgo, a pretty successful writer whose work… Continue reading The Penderwicks at Last — Review & Giveaway

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Out of Left Field — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” ~ George Edward Woodberry ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: That old bugaboo Show Don’t Tell is revisited HERE at Fiction University by Laurence McNaughton. This is a really good one. BookBabyBlog has an interesting post… Continue reading Out of Left Field — Review & Giveaway

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Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...including YOU!" ~ Ann Lamott ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Query letters are, at least for me, daunting. So when I see a post on writing queries, I always pay attention. The one HERE from Sub it Club will… Continue reading Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element — Review & Giveaway

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Hank Zipzer: The Cow Poop Treasure Hunt — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I have written a great many stories and I still don’t know how to go about it except to write it and take my chances.”  ~ John Steinbeck ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Greg Pattridge has some great links to important articles on his blog once a week. Check it… Continue reading Hank Zipzer: The Cow Poop Treasure Hunt — Review & Giveaway

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Bob — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction."   ~John Cheever~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Editing? Don’t miss the post HERE from Janice Hardy at Fiction University. Not all of our protagonists are choir boys, nor should they be. So how do we make… Continue reading Bob — Review & Giveaway

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Road Trip with Max and his Mom — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.” ~ C.S. Lewis ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: James Scott Bell at Kill Zone has something HERE to say about saying nothing. It’s interesting. We are always being told how important our openings are. Just… Continue reading Road Trip with Max and his Mom — Review and Giveaway