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Rescue at Lake Wild — Review

Thought for the Day: “Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries.”~ J.B. Priestley ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen has a really important post HERE for all writers. Please do not miss this one, and make sure you read all the way through. The California Writer's… Continue reading Rescue at Lake Wild — Review

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365 Days to Alaska — Review

Thought for the Day: “Never use a verb other than 'said' to carry dialogue. The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in. But ‘said' is far less intrusive than 'grumbled,' 'gasped,' 'cautioned,' ‘lied.'”~ Elmore Leonard ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I never think very much… Continue reading 365 Days to Alaska — Review

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While I Was Away — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”~ Walt Disney ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I think writers… Continue reading While I Was Away — Review & Giveaway

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A Talent for Trouble — Review

Thought for the Day: “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”~ Shannon Hale ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It's awfully important to have clarification on your theme as you write your novel. C. S. Lakin at Live Write… Continue reading A Talent for Trouble — Review

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The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I found the link on KidLit411 to a terrific post on Ingrid’s Notes HERE from a few years ago with… Continue reading The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

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96 Miles — Review

Thought for the Day: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Word choice is pretty fundamental to what we do. Connie J. Jasperson at Life in the Realm… Continue reading 96 Miles — Review

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Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home — Review

Thought for the Day: “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” ~ Joss Whedon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all have incidental characters in our novels, but do we really need them? C. S.… Continue reading Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home — Review

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Wink — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.” ~ Duke Ellington ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Naming characters is always something of a challenge. Writer’s Digest has a good article HERE with The 7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters. Bushra Rahmani did a great guest post… Continue reading Wink — Review & Giveaway

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Wildfire — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Don't wait until you're 'in the mood.' Get into the mood by writing." ~ Margaret Atwood ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I know a lot of you have an interest in writing historical fiction. K. M. Weiland has a good post HERE with 7 tips for researching when writing historical… Continue reading Wildfire — Review & Giveaway