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Tips for Magicians — Review

Thought for the Day: "Sometimes, when you're writing sentence by sentence, you're not really sure what footprints you're going to fall into, or what ghosts might appear."~ Karen Russell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Eldred Bird has an article on Writers in the Storm HERE that explains what a MacGuffin is. First, it’s very… Continue reading Tips for Magicians — Review

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Soul Lanterns — Review

Thought for the Day: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”~ W. Somerset Maugham ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: This is just for fun. Mental Floss has a terrific list HERE by Erin McCarthy of 56 Delightfully Unusual Words for Everyday Things. C’mon. Clinchpoop? Fimblefamble? Rechauffe?… Continue reading Soul Lanterns — 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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One Time — Review

Thought for the Day: “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”~ Victor Kiam ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I had a query critique recently, and the person critiquing said I need to find more recent books to compare mine to. HERE is a good post on just that topic from… Continue reading One Time — Review

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Midnight at the Barclay Hotel — Review

Thought for the Day: “The mystery story is two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen.”~ Mary Roberts Rinehart ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Starting an agent search? The post HERE by Carly Watters on The Write Life is a must read. I try to… Continue reading Midnight at the Barclay Hotel — Review

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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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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