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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

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Clan — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”~ David Lynch… Continue reading Clan — Review & Giveaway

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Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If you are not discouraged about your writing on a regular basis, you might not be trying hard enough. Any challenging pursuit will encounter frequent patches of frustration. Writing is nothing if not challenging.”~ Maxwell Perkins ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jami Gold has really helpful writing posts. HERE she… Continue reading Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway

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The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I found the link on KidLit411 to a terrific post on Ingrid’s Notes HERE from a few years ago with… Continue reading The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

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American as Paneer Pie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.” ~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writing good description takes a very deft hand. Amy Holland has a great post HERE from the Good Story Company that will help you with your descriptive writing. I don't… Continue reading American as Paneer Pie — Review & Giveaway

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Rick — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: All writers want to write great sentences. Martin Amis explains his Method for Writing Great Sentences HERE on Open Culture. Pretty interesting. Jane Friedman has a… Continue reading Rick — Review and Giveaway

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The Unteachables — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” ~ William Faulkner ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: HERE is a good article from Writer’s Digest with 5 Story Mistakes Even Good Writers Make. I often say I don’t read… Continue reading The Unteachables — Review & Giveaway