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Sylvie — 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 Sylvie — Review & Giveaway

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This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor — 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: We all make mistakes. Writer’s Digest has a good article HERE that will show… Continue reading This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor — Review & Giveaway

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jane Friedman has The Complete Guide to Query Letters… Continue reading Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made — Review & Giveaway

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Ms. Bixby’s Last Day — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I can’t imagine outlining a book and then just sitting down and writing it. I think it would lose its emotional being — the effervescence, the sparkle.” ~ Patricia Cornwall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It's a good idea to get some writing advice from great writers. HERE are 10… Continue reading Ms. Bixby’s Last Day — Review & Giveaway

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Homerooms & Hall Passes — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louis L’amour ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen’s blog is always a good read. Her post HERE entitled How to Write a Professional, Not-Embarrassing Query to an Agent, Reviewer, Editor, or… Continue reading Homerooms & Hall Passes — Review & Giveaway

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Trowbridge Road — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I came to writing kind of late. I was an engineer, and the one thing I've learned is that you have to steer a project in the direction of the maximum fun for you. You could say lively energy, or you have to try to be intrigued. Basically, if you were… Continue reading Trowbridge Road — Review & Giveaway

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The Mulberry Tree — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” ~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Deep Point of View is a… Continue reading The Mulberry Tree — Review & Giveaway

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The Summer We Found the Baby — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success." ~ Swami Vivekananda ~… Continue reading The Summer We Found the Baby — Review & Giveaway

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War is Over — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is fun to read — an article HERE entitled The First Hundred Words are the Hardest was published… Continue reading War is Over — Review & Giveaway

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McTavish Goes Wild — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "THE GREATEST TEACHER FAILURE IS.” ~ YODA ~ 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. HERE is another post on getting rid of filler words and phrases. It’s worth your… Continue reading McTavish Goes Wild — Review & Giveaway