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Alone — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander." ~ Anne Lamott ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Janice Hardy at Fiction University always has something good for writers. HERE she has… Continue reading Alone — Review & Giveaway

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7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”~ Brenda Ueland ~… Continue reading 7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up — Review & Giveaway

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While I Was Away — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”~ Walt Disney ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I think writers… Continue reading While I Was Away — Review & Giveaway

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The Secret Starling — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” ~ Michele Ruiz ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jill Hedgecock wrote a terrific post HERE for The Creative Penn that gives you a way to use visual inspiration for your writing. I’m always… Continue reading The Secret Starling — Review & Giveaway

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Because of that Crow — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "When I'm writing, I like to seal everything off and face the wall, not to look outside the window. The only way out is through the sentences."~ E. L. Doctorow ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I have a couple characters in my novel who have heavy accents, but how should… Continue reading Because of that Crow — Review & Giveaway

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Beyond the Bright Sea — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: ”There’s a phrase I use called 'The Valley Full of Clouds.' Writing a novel is as if you are going off on a journey across a valley. The valley is full of mist, but you can see the top of a tree here and the top of another tree over there.… Continue reading Beyond the Bright Sea — Review & Giveaway

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Leonard (My Life as a Cat) — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.”~ Sidney Sheldon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I have often thought about writing a book with talking animals, but I never tackled it. But since reading the article from The Writer HERE… Continue reading Leonard (My Life as a Cat) — Review & Giveaway

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Sunshine — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Sure, it’s simple, writing for kids… Just as simple as bringing them up.”~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: If you want to add tension to your story, and you should want to, you can raise the stakes. Rhiannon Richardson has a great post HERE on the Good… Continue reading Sunshine — Review & Giveaway

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The Sisters of Straygarden Place — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Characters can be happy for the last three minutes… until then, it’s a bumpy road.”~ Julian Fellowes ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Every manuscript needs to be tightened and trimmed. HERE Kathryn Craft has a great article with 5 Random Ways to Trim Your Manuscript. Backstory is always hard. How… Continue reading The Sisters of Straygarden Place — Review & Giveaway

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Daily Bread — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”~ George Herbert ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Every story needs antagonists, and HERE is a… Continue reading Daily Bread — Review & Giveaway