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Wed Rabbit — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:"Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.You need to start somewhere." ~ Anne Lamott ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Flashbacks are tricky, but sometimes they are necessary. HERE Randy Ingermanson has a good post on just that topic. Anne R. Allen offers fixes for plot holes in your manuscript HERE. My favorite section… Continue reading Wed Rabbit — 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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The Theory of Hummingbirds — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”~ Pele ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:We all want to create anticipation in our stories. HERE is a really good post on doing that. It also has… Continue reading The Theory of Hummingbirds — Review and Giveaway

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Women Who Dared — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”  ~ Michael Phelps ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Jane Friedman has a wonderful post HERE on How to Immediately Improve Your Query Letter’s Effectiveness. Adventures in YA Publishing has some good, instructive posts. The post HERE will help you Strengthen… Continue reading Women Who Dared — Review and Giveaway

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Innocent Heroes — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.” ~ Stephen King ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:I have a writing acquaintance who announced one day, “If you don’t write every single day, you are not really a writer.” I don’t write every day, and that really put me off. It’s good to… Continue reading Innocent Heroes — Review and Giveaway

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Big and Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:”Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do---the actual act of writing -- turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really… Continue reading Big and Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) — Review and Giveaway

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Ronit & Jamil — a Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”~ Zig Ziglar ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Janice Hardy again with a great revision trick HERE about getting rid of passive voice. I received an email from Alex at Ride the Pen with a link to this absolutely… Continue reading Ronit & Jamil — a Review and Giveaway