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Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves — Review

Thought for the Day: “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”~ Albert Camus ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Liza Nash Taylor at Writer Unboxed has a great post HERE with some suggestions for getting help with revisions. Don’t miss this one. Funny is good, but it is also hard. Anytime I… Continue reading Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves — Review

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The Natural Genius of Ants — Review

Thought for the Day: “My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea.”~ Andy Rooney ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: There are a lot of word pairs that give writers fits. I see these mistakes all… Continue reading The Natural Genius of Ants — Review

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Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart -- your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were… Continue reading Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

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Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen — whether I’m working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book — it’s usually because I’m trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage… Continue reading Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

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A Dragon Used to Live Here — Review

Thought for the Day: “Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ~ Erica Jong ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Tension is so important to keeping your readers engaged. HERE Tiffany Yates Martin has a great post on Writer Unboxed with wonderful examples called Tension,… Continue reading A Dragon Used to Live Here — Review

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Funki Fungi — Review

Thought for the Day: "Writing a novel lets me intentionally dream while I'm still awake. I can continue yesterday's dream today, something you can't normally do in everyday life."~ Haruki Murakami ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Lady Jabberwocky has 3 Terrifying Tips on Scaring Your Readers HERE on her Write with Heart blog. I… Continue reading Funki Fungi — Review

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Atlas of Extinct Animals — Review

Thought for the Day: “That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Imagery is so important in writing. How much is too much? Too little? HERE Karen Cioffi has a great post with good examples on Writers on the Move called Imagery Speaks… Continue reading Atlas of Extinct Animals — Review

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I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You can fix anything but a blank page.”~ Nora Roberts ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Do you wonder about feedback and who is in charge? HERE on Writers in the Storm, James Preston has an excellent article on Who is in Charge of Your Story. Some good examples here. Most… Continue reading I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

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Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes, and Fairy Folk — Review

Thought for the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”~ Aristotle ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Have you ever thought about when is the best time to submit your book to agents and publishers? HERE is Bookfox with The Best and Worst Months to Submit… Continue reading Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes, and Fairy Folk — Review

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Realistic Animals in Colored Pencils — Review

Thought for the Day: “One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the coal to come bubbling up to the surface. One must go… Continue reading Realistic Animals in Colored Pencils — Review