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Out at Home — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick, and generally congenial readers on earth. They accept, almost without question, anything you present them with, as long as it is… Continue reading Out at Home — Review and Giveaway

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Ruby on the Outside — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“First I got really grumpy, and then got very determined to write things that were so good that not even the stupidest most irritating gatekeeper alive could reject them.” ~ Neil Gaiman on rejection ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:The Editor’s Blog has a great post HERE on compound words. This is not to be missed. Augusta… Continue reading Ruby on the Outside — Review and Giveaway

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Blue Birds — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“The business of the poet and the novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things.” ~ Thomas Hardy ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Adventures in YA Publishing has a terrific post HERE on making any scene more interesting. Check it out. K.M. Weiland has a terrific post… Continue reading Blue Birds — Review and Giveaway

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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

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The Tapper Twins Go to War (with each other) — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children’s book.” ~ Philip Pullman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I know some of you write picture books or want to. I have several PB manuscripts I’m working on in addition to… Continue reading The Tapper Twins Go to War (with each other) — Review and Giveaway

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Random Body Parts — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't beenwritten yet, then you must write it."~ Toni Morrison ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends:   Through the Tollbooth has a very useful post HERE on writing from the antagonist’s point of view. It’s worth your time. Writer’s Helping Writers… Continue reading Random Body Parts — Review and Giveaway

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My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The trick is to pay attention to what you wrote – not whatyou THOUGHT you wrote.”~ David Lubar on fixing mistakes ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Janice Hardy again has a very useful post over at Fiction University. This one is on working with multiple point of view characters. Click… Continue reading My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) — Review and Giveaway