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Beginners Welcome — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” ~ Albert Camus ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: K. M. Allen has some good advice HERE for all of us trying to be productive during this difficult time. Now if I could just get someone over here to give me… Continue reading Beginners Welcome — Review & Giveaway

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Hurricane Season — Review

Thought for the Day: “Writing is hard work. It isn’t just sitting around fantasizing, or having a drink with somebody and talking about how cool it would be if you wrote a story. It’s work.” ~ Patricia Cornwall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Just Publishing Advice has a great post HERE called When the… Continue reading Hurricane Season — Review

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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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The Presidents: Portraits of History — Review

Thought for the Day: ”There’s a phrase I use called "The Valley Full of Clouds." Writing a novel is as if you are going off on a journey across a valley. The valley is full of mist, but you can see the top of a tree here and the top of another tree over there.… Continue reading The Presidents: Portraits of History — Review

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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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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer — Review

Thought for the Day: “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paulo Coelho ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I never found a post on query letters or synopses I didn’t learn something from. HERE is one from A Writer’s Path that is very good. It’s called Why Are Query Letters and Synopses… Continue reading The Last Last-Day-of-Summer — Review