Around the World in 50 Ways, Book Giveaway, Book Reviews, Children's Writing, Giveaway, Karen Rivers, Seattle Book Review, The Possibility of Whales, Writing

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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Last Minute Shopping List

Thought for the Day:"Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’tedit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow yourmost intense obsessions mercilessly."  ~ Franz Kafka ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Janice Hardy did a guest post HERE on The Seekers blog that is soooooo good. I especially like the section… Continue reading Last Minute Shopping List

Book Giveaway, Book Reviews, Children's Writing, Lost in the Sun, Ruby Lee and Me, Shannon Hitchcock

Lost in the Sun — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.” ~ William Faulkner ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Janice Hardy has a guest post by James Tuck on her Fiction University blog HERE that will give you tips… Continue reading Lost in the Sun — Review and Giveaway

Book Reviews, Children's Books, Geoff Rodkey, Giveaway, Kate Messner, Ranger in Time: Danger in Ancient Rome, San Francisco Book Review, The Tapper Twins Go to War

Ranger in Time:Danger in Ancient Rome — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’t know ten dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.” ~ Ernest Hemingway ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:The Editor’s Blog has a… Continue reading Ranger in Time:Danger in Ancient Rome — Review and Giveaway

Book Reviews, Coaltown Jesus, Gary D. Schmidt, Hero, Ron Koertge, Sara Lean

Two Reviews — Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and Coaltown Jesus

Thought for the Day: "You need to believe in the characters whose story you're writing. You need to know them intimately. And you need to show them to your reader."~ Elaine Marie Alphin ~Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Editor’s Blog has a don’t-miss poster HERE named Don’t Explain, Don’t Explain, Don’t Explain. If you… Continue reading Two Reviews — Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and Coaltown Jesus

Book Reviews, Clara Bowman-Jahn, Family Ties, Gary Paulsen, Kate DiCamillo, Leroy Ninker Saddles Up, Ray Bradbury, San Francisco Book Review

Double Review and Giveaway — Leroy Ninker Saddles Up and Family Ties

Thought for the Day: “Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something worth living for.”~ Ray Bradbury ~Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Pen & Muse… Continue reading Double Review and Giveaway — Leroy Ninker Saddles Up and Family Ties

Book Reviews, Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer, Shannon Messenger, Under the Egg, William Fourth, William Summerhouse

Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:  "All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you'll never write a line. That's why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone." ~ Erica Jong ~  Gifts for My… Continue reading Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer — Review and Giveaway