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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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Wicked Bugs — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”~ Bertold Brecht ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Literary agent Rachel Stout has a great guest post HERE on Nathan Branford’s blog about how to personalize a query. This is an important post. Stuart Horowitz wrote a guest… Continue reading Wicked Bugs — Review and Giveaway

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Reformed — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ~ Robert Frost ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Randy Ingermanson can help you understand how to start and end a scene HERE. Donna Galanti wrote a gust post HERE on Writers in the Storm about how… Continue reading Reformed — Review and Giveaway

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Mango Delight — Review and 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.”~ Herman Cain ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Editing? Aren’t we all always? HERE are 25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy.  Anne R. Allen’s blog has a post HERE that… Continue reading Mango Delight — Review and Giveaway

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Scar Island — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”~ Thomas A. Edison ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Jessica Strawser has an interesting post on Writers in the Storm HERE about Acting Out of Character and how that can add interest and… Continue reading Scar Island — Review and Giveaway

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Garvey’s Choice — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:"A successful book is not made of what is in it, but of what is left out of it” ~ Mark Twain ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Lisa Cron has a brilliant post HERE on backstory. Don’t miss this one.Sarah Albee has a great post HERE that will help you inject humor into your writing… Continue reading Garvey’s Choice — Review and Giveaway

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Totally Wacky Facts About History — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Sometimes I feel like I should link every one of Kristen Lamb’s blog posts. Seriously. And she always makes me laugh. Don’t miss the one HERE with six good hints to clean up your own manuscript. We all have… Continue reading Totally Wacky Facts About History — Review and Giveaway