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I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau — Review

Thought for the Day: “Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”  ~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We… Continue reading I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau — Review

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The Book of Amazing Trees — Review

Thought for the Day: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”~ Theodore Roosevelt ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I haven’t posted a synopsis helper post for a while, but HERE on Writers in the Storm, Kris Maze has a really… Continue reading The Book of Amazing Trees — Review

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Meant to Be — Review

Thought for the Day: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”~ Pele ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: C. S. Lakin has a lot of great advice for writers, and this is no exception. HERE she… Continue reading Meant to Be — Review

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AIR — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is like electricity… Electricity makes no judgment. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe… Continue reading AIR — Review

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How to Train Your Dad — Review

Thought for the Day: “Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”~ Sylvia Plath ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Whether we are writing non-fiction or fiction, all writers must do research at times. M.O. Yuksel… Continue reading How to Train Your Dad — Review

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Imaginary — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~  Stephen King ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Laura Fineburg Cooper has a great post HERE on Writers’ Rumpus on figuring out which tense — past or present — will… Continue reading Imaginary — Review

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Down to Earth — Review

Thought for the Day: "The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting."~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Critique groups can be great, but sometimes there are a few bad apples. Anne R. Allen has a terrific post HERE about some dangers of critiques.… Continue reading Down to Earth — Review

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A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

Thought for the Day: “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or ten pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing -- writing and tearing up… Continue reading A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

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Famous Artists in History — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:  “Each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad…I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and they’re going to find me out.” ~ Maya Angelou ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: HERE is a post from Linda Sue Park… Continue reading Famous Artists in History — Review & Giveaway

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I Survived The Galveston Hurricane 1900 — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone."~ Donna Tartt ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kris Maze… Continue reading I Survived The Galveston Hurricane 1900 — Review & Giveaway