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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

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My Fate According to the Butterfly — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Will Durant ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: David Griffin Brown has a guest post HERE on The Creative Penn that will help you create memorable characters. Edie Jarolim has a post HERE with 5… Continue reading My Fate According to the Butterfly — Review & Giveaway

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Big Nate: Payback Time — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.… Continue reading Big Nate: Payback Time — Review & Giveaway

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Heartwood Hotel: Home Again — Review

Thought for the Day: “Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out is the secret of all good writing.” ~ Mark Haddon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writers in the Storm has a terrific post HERE with writing tips from Ray Bradbury. Ragan’s PR Daily has a post HERE with 14 Invaluable… Continue reading Heartwood Hotel: Home Again — Review