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Carnival of the Animals — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Always be a poet, even in prose.”  ~ Charles Baudelaire ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: This is kind of fun. A British professor tells us Why We Should Learn to Love the Full Stop HERE from Aerogramme Writers’ Studio. There is a great writing trick in this one. I linked… Continue reading Carnival of the Animals — Review & Giveaway

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The Boy, The Bird, & the Coffin Maker — Review

Thought for the Day: “A drop of ink may make a million think.” ~ Lord Byron ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I have been struggling trying to find the right title for one of my manuscripts for a long, long time, so I was happy to find the post HERE from M. L. Davis… Continue reading The Boy, The Bird, & the Coffin Maker — Review

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Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The way to get started is quit talking and begin doing.” ~ Walt Disney ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: One of the criticisms of my manuscript from the recent writer’s retreat I went to was that I hadn’t invoked the senses of taste and smell very often. I am going… Continue reading Drive by Joyce Moyer Hostetter — Review & Giveaway

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Speechless — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Humor makes almost any piece of writing better. The post HERE from Writer’s Rumpus by Paul Czajak will… Continue reading Speechless — Review & Giveaway

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Dear Libby — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “First, find what your hero wants, then follow him”  ~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Since I write historical fiction, I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my writing better. The post HERE from The Creative Penn discusses the important difference between authenticity and accuracy. We… Continue reading Dear Libby — Review and Giveaway

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Just Under the Clouds — Review AND Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  ~ Thomas A. Edison ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Would you like to notch up your scene conflict? K. M. Weiland has some great ideas HERE. Query letters are so important and so hard. GalleyCat… Continue reading Just Under the Clouds — Review AND Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet — Review & Giveaway

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Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.”  ~ Octavia Butler ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Marketing is obviously critical to the success of a book. I don’t have a book to market… Continue reading Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway