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Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It’s important to describe our characters, but it's also important to do it in a way that doesn’t stop the story… Continue reading Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker — Review & Giveaway

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7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up — 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 7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up — Review & Giveaway

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Blood and Germs — Review

Thought for the Day: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”~ Winston Churchill ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Derek Haines at Just Publishing Advice has a terrific post HERE that will help you Improve your Writing with These 10 Quick and Easy Tips. I particularly… Continue reading Blood and Germs — Review

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Because of that Crow — 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: I have a couple characters in my novel who have heavy accents, but how should… Continue reading Because of that Crow — Review & Giveaway

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The Boy with the Butterfly Mind — Review

Thought for the Day: “Beginnings and endings remain with the reader long after the story is gone. They are powerful, emotive signs cut into the storytelling trees. Pay attention to them. Work hard on them. Ignore them at your peril.”~ Jane Yolen ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Orly Konig wrote an interesting post HERE… Continue reading The Boy with the Butterfly Mind — Review

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost — Review

Thought for the Day: “If you want to write fiction, the best thing you can do is take two aspirins, lie down in a dark room, and wait for the feeling to pass. If the feeling persists, you probably ought to write a novel.” ~ Lawrence Block ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Staying in… Continue reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost — Review

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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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My Jasper June — Review

Thought for the Day: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Bethany Henry wrote a guest post HERE on Fiction University called 5 Reasons Our Characters Need to Fail. It’s a good one. Proofreading is both important and hard to do.… Continue reading My Jasper June — Review