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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

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Speechless — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Humor makes almost any piece of writing better. The post HERE from Writer’s Rumpus by Paul Czajak will… Continue reading Speechless — Review & Giveaway

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Dear Libby — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “First, find what your hero wants, then follow him”  ~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Since I write historical fiction, I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my writing better. The post HERE from The Creative Penn discusses the important difference between authenticity and accuracy. We… Continue reading Dear Libby — Review and Giveaway

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Just Under the Clouds — Review AND Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  ~ Thomas A. Edison ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Would you like to notch up your scene conflict? K. M. Weiland has some great ideas HERE. Query letters are so important and so hard. GalleyCat… Continue reading Just Under the Clouds — Review AND Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet — Review & Giveaway