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Camp Shady Crook — Review & 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: Successful writers often have good tips for us as we stumble along the writing path. HERE are some tips from… Continue reading Camp Shady Crook — Review & Giveaway

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Moon Over Manifest — Review

Thought for the Day: “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” ~ William Butler Yeats ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Louise Harnby sure has great stuff on her blog. Her post HERE on writing good dialogue is terrific. Author Dan Alatorre has a… Continue reading Moon Over Manifest — Review

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Pay Attention, Carter Jones — Review

Thought for the Day: “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~ Victor Kiam ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: When I first typed “The End” on my second novel, I was at about 130,000 words, which is just a little hefty for a middle-grade historic novel — like double what… Continue reading Pay Attention, Carter Jones — Review

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Penguin Days — Review

Thought for the Day: “Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.” ~ Allen Ginsberg ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Haunted Pen has 20 Tips to Proofread Like a Professional HERE. I particularly love the red sign. K. M. Allen has a great post HERE on Character Description. Don’t miss this one. Janice… Continue reading Penguin Days — Review

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The Dog Who Lost His Bark — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Persist. Talent is no guarantee of success; persistence is. You can learn to be a better writer. You can write more drafts, take more classes, query more agents. If you persist at what you need to do to become a published author, you will succeed.” ~ Jordan Rosenfeld ~ Gifts for… Continue reading The Dog Who Lost His Bark — Review & Giveaway

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Big Nate: Payback Time — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.… Continue reading Big Nate: Payback Time — Review & Giveaway

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Soccerverse — a Review

Thought for the Day: “In the end, the poem is not a thing we see; it is, rather, a light by which we may see--and what we see is life.” ~ Robert Penn Warren ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Stephen King has warned all of us writers to not use adverbs, but Louise Harnby… Continue reading Soccerverse — a Review