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Crashing in Love — Review

Thought for the Day: “Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.”~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Janice Hardy has such a great guest post HERE on Writers in the Storm with 5 Ways to Add… Continue reading Crashing in Love — Review

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How to Train Your Dad — Review

Thought for the Day: “Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”~ Sylvia Plath ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Whether we are writing non-fiction or fiction, all writers must do research at times. M.O. Yuksel… Continue reading How to Train Your Dad — Review

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A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

Thought for the Day: “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or ten pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing -- writing and tearing up… Continue reading A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

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The Canyon’s Edge — Review

Thought for the Day: "I'm always aware of writing around things I can't do, and I've come to think that that's actually what 'style' is - an avoidance of your deficiencies."~ George Saunders ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all get stuck for ideas now and then. I posted something not long ago with… Continue reading The Canyon’s Edge — Review

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Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review

Thought for the Day: "There is no perfect time to write. There is only now."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: So many things can derail our writing, and there are some good tools out there to help you stay on track. One that I used to use, got out of the habit,… Continue reading Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review

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Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It may be that when we no longer know what to dowe have come to our real work,and that when we no longer which way to gowe have come to our real journey.The mind that is not baffled is not employed.The impeded stream is the one that sings.”~ Wendell Berry ~… Continue reading Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway

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The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — Review

Thought for the Day: "Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work…"   ~ Donald Hall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Elizabeth Sims wrote an amazing article for Writer’s Digest HERE that will give you 7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel. It has terrific examples.… Continue reading The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — Review

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The View From the Very Best House in Town — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”~ Ayn Rand ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all need a little inspiration now and again. HERE Melissa Donovan on Writing Forward gives us 20 Fun and Inspiring Character Writing Ideas. Lisa Wilson-Hall… Continue reading The View From the Very Best House in Town — Review & Giveaway

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Starfish — Review

Thought for the Day: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”~ Neil Gaiman ~… Continue reading Starfish — Review

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These Unlucky Stars — Review

Thought for the Day: "I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan has a good post HERE on Writing Forward with 21 Do-It-Yourself Editing Tips. Joan Hall has a great post HERE on the Story Empire Blog about the… Continue reading These Unlucky Stars — Review