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Fantastic Failures — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I handed in a script last year and the studio didn’t change one word. The word they didn’t change was on page 87.” ~ Steve Martin ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Plot holes? No problem. The Writer’s Cookbook has advice from several writers HERE to help you fix those plot… Continue reading Fantastic Failures — Review & Giveaway

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Whistling in the Dark — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”  ~ Oscar Wilde ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Is your main character just waking up or having a dream or memory at the… Continue reading Whistling in the Dark — Review & Giveaway

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Good Dog, McTavish & Little Lunch: Triple Treats — Double Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “A year from now you may wish you had started today." ~ Karen Lamb ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Louise Harnby has a terrific post HERE that will help you deal with accents in your writing. I wish I had found this one years ago! If you are looking for… Continue reading Good Dog, McTavish & Little Lunch: Triple Treats — Double Review & Giveaway

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The Benefits of Being an Octopus — Review & Giveway

Thought for the Day: “The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ~ Muriel Rukeyser ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Rebecca Lu Ella Miller at Rewrite, Reword, Rework has a terrific post with lots of good examples HERE on Show Don’t Tell. Time to start querying agents? The Writer Magazine has a good… Continue reading The Benefits of Being an Octopus — Review & Giveway

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This Book Thinks You’re an Artist — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” ~ Any Warhol ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Cleaning up a manuscript? Need to cut some words?… Continue reading This Book Thinks You’re an Artist — Review & Giveaway

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Carnival of the Animals — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Always be a poet, even in prose.”  ~ Charles Baudelaire ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: This is kind of fun. A British professor tells us Why We Should Learn to Love the Full Stop HERE from Aerogramme Writers’ Studio. There is a great writing trick in this one. I linked… Continue reading Carnival of the Animals — Review & Giveaway

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Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The way to get started is quit talking and begin doing.” ~ Walt Disney ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: One of the criticisms of my manuscript from the recent writer’s retreat I went to was that I hadn’t invoked the senses of taste and smell very often. I am going… Continue reading Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter — Review & Giveaway