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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

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I Will Protect You — Review

Thought for the Day: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Since I’m working on a picture book right now, you may see some links to good picture book articles. HERE is one from Writers’ Rumpus with 3 Ways to Pace Your Picture Book. The Writer… Continue reading I Will Protect You — Review

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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