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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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Natural History Museum Explorer Dinosaurs! — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Defeat is not the worst of failures.  Not to have tried is the true failure.” ~ George Edward Woodberry ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Grammar can be vexing for a lot of people. Laura Fineberg Cooper has a terrific post HERE at Writers’ Rumpus with common mistakes and how to avoid them. Cliches have a… Continue reading Natural History Museum Explorer Dinosaurs! — Review and Giveaway

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Saturdays with Hitchcock — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat,determination and hard work.”~ Colin Powell ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:First I want to mention Jess Carroll to you. Jess has the most awesome service for those who write picture books, especially rhyming ones. Her critiques are AMAZING! And she will soon be… Continue reading Saturdays with Hitchcock — Review and 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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The Player King — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If youdon’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write storiesthat other people love, you’ll never make it.”~ Ray Bradbury ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Some years ago, I was in a critique group with several… Continue reading The Player King — Review and Giveaway

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Confessions from the Principal’s Kid — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“When describing nature, a writer should seize upon small details, arranging them so that the reader will see an image in his mind after he closes his eyes. For instance: you will capture the truth of a moonlit night if you’ll write that a gleam like starlight shone from the pieces of… Continue reading Confessions from the Principal’s Kid — Review and Giveaway

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Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself inany direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And youare the guy who’ll decide where to go.”~ Dr. Seuss ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Strengthening your verbs is always a good… Continue reading Spy on History: Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army — Review and Giveaway