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Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The way to get started is quit talking and begin doing.” ~ Walt Disney ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: One of the criticisms of my manuscript from the recent writer’s retreat I went to was that I hadn’t invoked the senses of taste and smell very often. I am going… Continue reading Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter — Review & Giveaway

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Speechless — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Humor makes almost any piece of writing better. The post HERE from Writer’s Rumpus by Paul Czajak will… Continue reading Speechless — Review & Giveaway

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Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America — a Review

Thought for the Day: ”Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only… Continue reading Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America — a Review

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Dear Libby — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “First, find what your hero wants, then follow him”  ~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Since I write historical fiction, I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my writing better. The post HERE from The Creative Penn discusses the important difference between authenticity and accuracy. We… Continue reading Dear Libby — Review and Giveaway

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Welcome to Wonderland #3: Sandapalooza Shake-Up — Review

Thought for the Day: "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." ~ James Cameron ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen always has such good posts. The post HERE on tips for strong writing is really, really good. Do not miss it.… Continue reading Welcome to Wonderland #3: Sandapalooza Shake-Up — Review

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Just Under the Clouds — Review AND Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  ~ Thomas A. Edison ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Would you like to notch up your scene conflict? K. M. Weiland has some great ideas HERE. Query letters are so important and so hard. GalleyCat… Continue reading Just Under the Clouds — Review AND Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet — Review & Giveaway

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Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.”  ~ Octavia Butler ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Marketing is obviously critical to the success of a book. I don’t have a book to market… Continue reading Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway