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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid — Review

Thought for the Day: “Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” ~ Marianne Moore, poet ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Dialogue can make the difference between a great book and a mediocre one. HERE Audrey Wick writes in Writers’ Digest about Using Beats to Improve Dialogue and Action in Scenes.… Continue reading The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid — Review

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Where Snow Angels Go — Review

Thought for the Day: "The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kelsey Allagood has written an excellent article… Continue reading Where Snow Angels Go — Review

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Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug — Review

Thought for the Day: “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.”~ Margaret Atwood ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something when I read an author interview. HERE Robert Lee Brower writing for Writer's Digest has an article titled… Continue reading Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug — Review

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Undercover Latina — Review

Thought for the Day: "You can sit there, tense and worried, freezing the creative energies, or you can start writing something. It doesn’t matter what. In five or ten minutes, the imagination will heat, the tightness will fade, and a certain spirit and rhythm will take over." ~ Leonard Bernstein ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends:… Continue reading Undercover Latina — Review

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A Perfect Mistake — Review

Thought for the Day: "It didn't occur to me that my books would be widely read at all, and that enabled me to write anything I wanted to. And even once I realized that they were being read, I still wrote as if I were writing in secret. That's how one has to write anyway… Continue reading A Perfect Mistake — Review

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A River’s Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn — Review

Thought for the Day: "You sit down and you do it, and you do it, and you do it, until you have learned to do it."  ~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Do you have a word-count problem? Is your book too long or too short? HERE is a great… Continue reading A River’s Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn — Review

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Ethel’s Song — Review

Thought for the Day: "Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone."~ Amy Tan ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Becca Puglisi has a GREAT post HERE on Writers Helping Writers that will help you with How to… Continue reading Ethel’s Song — Review

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Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”~ African Proverb ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I see a LOT written about voice and how important that is. HERE is a great article from Ronald Kelly in Writers’ Digest called 5 Tips for Forming Your Own… Continue reading Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

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Trusting True North — Review

Thought for the Day: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.~ Muhammad Ali ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Do you have a novel in your bottom drawer that just doesn’t seem to work? Janice Hardy has a great post HERE with 5 Ways to Revive a Manuscript… Continue reading Trusting True North — Review

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The Fort — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”~ Mario Andretti ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Trimming words is one of the best things one… Continue reading The Fort — Review & Giveaway