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Around the World in 50 Ways – Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Albert Schweitzer ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I really like the feature Writer’s Digest has now and then showing successful query letters and what about… Continue reading Around the World in 50 Ways – Review & Giveaway

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Three Times Lucky — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:"You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. Youget ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and otherpeople is we notice when we're doing it." ~ Neil Gaiman ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:The Writer Magazine has a good article HERE on using visualization and immersion in making your… Continue reading Three Times Lucky — Review and Giveaway

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Ashes to Asheville — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.” ~ Brenda Ueland ~Gifts for My Writer… Continue reading Ashes to Asheville — Review and Giveaway

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Jabber-Walking — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~ Henry Ford ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Steven Pressfield always has something important to say. The post HERE on resistance is no exception.  I recently came through the mother of all writer blocks, and I have a critique partner who has been having… Continue reading Jabber-Walking — Review and Giveaway

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Brave Red, Smart Frog — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:"When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat.This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little likemurdering children, but it must be done." ~ Stephen King ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:We are lucky… Continue reading Brave Red, Smart Frog — Review and Giveaway

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My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Somebody asked me: 'What do you do? How do you write, create?' You don't, I told them. You don't try. That's very important: 'not' to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It's like a bug high on the wall. You wait… Continue reading My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets — Review & Giveaway

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Mrs. Master is a Disaster — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move.” ~ Edgar Cayce ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Have you ever heard of the First Person Plural point of view? I never had until I read the essay HERE from Aerogramme Writer’s Studio. Fascinating. I suspect we will be… Continue reading Mrs. Master is a Disaster — Review and Giveaway