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Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Writing is so difficult that I feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter.”~ Jessamyn West ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Writer’s Rumpus has a good post HERE about the hard work of revision. Steven Pressfield always has good advice, but the post HERE may have the best… Continue reading Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey — Review and Giveaway

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A Visit from Shannon Wiersbitzky

Thought for the Day:“Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.”  ~ Paul Theroux ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Getting the details right is so important. HERE are some good resources and tips from Marianne Knowles at Writers’ Rumpus to help you out. Janice Hardy always has important posts. This is no exception. HERE she… Continue reading A Visit from Shannon Wiersbitzky

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Mayday — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.”~ Boris Pasternak ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Maybe the best two minutes you will spend this month can be found HERE. Anne R. Allen’s Blog has a must-read post that is full of links to help… Continue reading Mayday — Review and Giveaway

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Aim — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to myliterary thinking all my life.”  ~ Hunter S. Thompson ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Angela Ackerman has a good one HERE called Let’s Get Sensory: Powering Scenes Using the 5 Senses. Dr. John Yeoman has a fun and useful post HERE called How… Continue reading Aim — Review and Giveaway

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A Bird on Water Street — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:  “When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand.” ~ Raymond Carver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Editor has a great post on how to get your manuscript squeaky clean before you send it out. Click HERE to read it. Good post HERE on How… Continue reading A Bird on Water Street — Review and Giveaway

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Seeing Red — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars, etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish, and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.”  ~ Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician ~Some… Continue reading Seeing Red — Review and Giveaway

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Interview with Mark Goldblatt and More

Thought for the Day: "When the well is dry, for me, it's usually more about attitude than inspiration or lack of inspiration. It seems to me so much of writing is about courage, writing something so raw you don't want to say it aloud." ~Nicole Bernier~Gifts for my Writer Friends: If you click HERE you… Continue reading Interview with Mark Goldblatt and More

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Black and White Review and Giveaway

Thought for the day:  You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. ~Madeleine L’Engle~Joyce Moyer HostetterA gift for my writer friends. I have a few links I think are really worth checking out. The first is… Continue reading Black and White Review and Giveaway