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Daisy Woodworm Changes the World — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.”~ Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It’s always nice when we can get good writing information and be… Continue reading Daisy Woodworm Changes the World — Review & Giveaway

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The Vanderbeekers on the Road — Review

Thought for the Day: “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late…to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the… Continue reading The Vanderbeekers on the Road — Review

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Tales of the Prehistoric World — Review

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: There are a lot of articles about first lines and first pages, but not many on endings. HERE is an article from the Nelson Literary… Continue reading Tales of the Prehistoric World — Review

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The Hike to Home — Review

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: You can’t have a good story without a solid story premise. HERE C. S. Lakin has a great piece on Crafting a Compelling Story Premise. If our characters don’t… Continue reading The Hike to Home — Review

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An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales — Review

Thought for the Day: “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.~ Bob Dylan ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Minor characters are awfully important to our stories. How dull they would be with only… Continue reading An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales — Review

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Outside Nowhere — Review

Thought for the Day: "Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best."~ Henry van Dyke, poet ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: K. M. Allan has a lot of great content on her blog. HERE she tells us How to Add Unpredictability… Continue reading Outside Nowhere — Review

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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid — Review

Thought for the Day: “Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” ~ Marianne Moore, poet ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Dialogue can make the difference between a great book and a mediocre one. HERE Audrey Wick writes in Writers’ Digest about Using Beats to Improve Dialogue and Action in Scenes.… Continue reading The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid — Review

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Where Snow Angels Go — Review

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: Kelsey Allagood has written an excellent article… Continue reading Where Snow Angels Go — Review

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Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug — Review

Thought for the Day: “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.”~ Margaret Atwood ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something when I read an author interview. HERE Robert Lee Brower writing for Writer's Digest has an article titled… Continue reading Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug — Review

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Undercover Latina — Review

Thought for the Day: "You can sit there, tense and worried, freezing the creative energies, or you can start writing something. It doesn’t matter what. In five or ten minutes, the imagination will heat, the tightness will fade, and a certain spirit and rhythm will take over." ~ Leonard Bernstein ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends:… Continue reading Undercover Latina — Review