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World’s Wackiest Animals (Lonely Planet Kids) — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.” ~ Colette ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Getting ready to submit? HERE is an excellent… Continue reading World’s Wackiest Animals (Lonely Planet Kids) — Review & Giveaway

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Wrong Way Summer — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.” ~ Denzel Washington ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Becca Puglisi has a spectacular post HERE on… Continue reading Wrong Way Summer — Review & Giveaway

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Kids Fight Plastic — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed." ~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Stephen King certainly has let writers know of his disdain for adverbs. HERE is a post from Woodpecker Books telling writers Stop Using Adverbs—How This One Tip Can Transform Your… Continue reading Kids Fight Plastic — Review & Giveaway

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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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Sylvie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.” ~ Brenda Ueland… Continue reading Sylvie — Review & Giveaway

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This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "When I'm writing, I like to seal everything off and face the wall, not to look outside the window. The only way out is through the sentences." ~ E. L. Doctorow ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all make mistakes. Writer’s Digest has a good article HERE that will show… Continue reading This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor — Review & Giveaway

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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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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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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