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Undercover Latina — Review

Thought for the Day: "You can sit there, tense and worried, freezing the creative energies, or you can start writing something. It doesn’t matter what. In five or ten minutes, the imagination will heat, the tightness will fade, and a certain spirit and rhythm will take over." ~ Leonard Bernstein ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends:… Continue reading Undercover Latina — Review

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Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart -- your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were… Continue reading Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

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Realistic Animals in Colored Pencils — Review

Thought for the Day: “One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the coal to come bubbling up to the surface. One must go… Continue reading Realistic Animals in Colored Pencils — Review

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How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-ups (and Get Along!) — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed."~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Lara Willard has a GREAT post HERE with 2 Words You Should Stop Deleting Right Now and 66 Overused Words. I am a pantser, and I wonder sometimes if that’s okay.… Continue reading How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-ups (and Get Along!) — Review & Giveaway

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Dog Star — Review

Thought for the Day: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”~ Henry Ford ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen has such an important post HERE on her blog. If you have ever thought of using a little snippet of a song lyric in one… Continue reading Dog Star — Review

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Crashing in Love — Review

Thought for the Day: “Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.”~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Janice Hardy has such a great guest post HERE on Writers in the Storm with 5 Ways to Add… Continue reading Crashing in Love — Review

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AIR — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is like electricity… Electricity makes no judgment. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe… Continue reading AIR — Review

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Down to Earth — Review

Thought for the Day: "The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting."~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Critique groups can be great, but sometimes there are a few bad apples. Anne R. Allen has a terrific post HERE about some dangers of critiques.… Continue reading Down to Earth — Review

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Better with Butter — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work…"   ~ Donald Hall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen can help you with that tricky query letter. She has a post HERE with 7 Deadly Query Sins: How to Write a Query That… Continue reading Better with Butter — Review & Giveaway

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Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review

Thought for the Day: "There is no perfect time to write. There is only now."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: So many things can derail our writing, and there are some good tools out there to help you stay on track. One that I used to use, got out of the habit,… Continue reading Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review