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Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”~ African Proverb ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I see a LOT written about voice and how important that is. HERE is a great article from Ronald Kelly in Writers’ Digest called 5 Tips for Forming Your Own… Continue reading Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

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The Fort — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”~ Mario Andretti ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Trimming words is one of the best things one… Continue reading The Fort — Review & Giveaway

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Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart -- your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were… Continue reading Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

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Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen — whether I’m working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book — it’s usually because I’m trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage… Continue reading Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

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I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You can fix anything but a blank page.”~ Nora Roberts ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Do you wonder about feedback and who is in charge? HERE on Writers in the Storm, James Preston has an excellent article on Who is in Charge of Your Story. Some good examples here. Most… Continue reading I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

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The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little.”~ Sydney Smith ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Using flashbacks in your story can be really tricky. HERE is a terrific post on Writers in the Storm by Tiffany Yates Martin with 4 Questions to… Continue reading The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

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How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-ups (and Get Along!) — 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: Lara Willard has a GREAT post HERE with 2 Words You Should Stop Deleting Right Now and 66 Overused Words. I am a pantser, and I wonder sometimes if that’s okay.… Continue reading How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-ups (and Get Along!) — Review & Giveaway

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Crazy in Poughkeepsie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.”~ Robert Cormier ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Everyone has to start somewhere,… Continue reading Crazy in Poughkeepsie — Review & Giveaway

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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