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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

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Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.”  ~ Octavia Butler ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Marketing is obviously critical to the success of a book. I don’t have a book to market… Continue reading Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway

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1001+ Fantastic Facts about Animals — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:  “There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.”  ~John Updike~  Gifts for My Writer Friends: Going to a conference? Need to write an elevator pitch? HERE is a post that can help you… Continue reading 1001+ Fantastic Facts about Animals — Review & Giveaway

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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water."  ~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kathy Temean at Writing and Illustrating has a good post HERE with 20 things to check for while revising your novel. By the way, if you aren’t reading… Continue reading Al Capone Throws Me a Curve — Review & Giveaway

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:   "Perfection is not necessary to make a real and lasting difference to other people's lives."  ~ JK Rowling ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Editor’s Blog has some great grammar reminders HERE to help you make better sentences. Janice Hardy at Fiction University has a VERY interesting post HERE that… Continue reading The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl — Review & Giveaway