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Homer on the Case — Review

Thought for the Day: "Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised."~ John Steinbeck ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kristen Lamb has done it again. Her posts… Continue reading Homer on the Case — Review

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Upstaged — Review

Thought for the Day: “One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you’re maybe a little bit ashamed of your short ones. This is like dressing up a household pet in evening clothes. The pet is embarrassed and the person… Continue reading Upstaged — 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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A Talent for Trouble — Review

Thought for the Day: “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”~ Shannon Hale ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It's awfully important to have clarification on your theme as you write your novel. C. S. Lakin at Live Write… Continue reading A Talent for Trouble — Review

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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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Skunk and Badger — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”~ Stephen King ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writers need words. This is just for fun. There were 650 new words added to the on-line dictionary, dictionary.com, this year. HERE is an article listing 50 of them. My favorite, in this… Continue reading Skunk and Badger — Review & Giveaway

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Rick — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: All writers want to write great sentences. Martin Amis explains his Method for Writing Great Sentences HERE on Open Culture. Pretty interesting. Jane Friedman has a… Continue reading Rick — Review and Giveaway

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Things Seen From Above — Review

Thought for the Day: “When it comes to people - don’t write about who you know, but what you know of human nature.” ~ Candace Bushnell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I think it's always informative to read hints from successful writers. HERE you will find an article called How I Do It: Anne… Continue reading Things Seen From Above — Review

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96 Miles — Review

Thought for the Day: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Word choice is pretty fundamental to what we do. Connie J. Jasperson at Life in the Realm… Continue reading 96 Miles — Review

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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