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You Can Change the World — Review

Thought for the Day: “Finish what you are writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writers Digest has a good article HERE that has 75 Grammar Rules for Writers. Great reminders here and clarification of some of those pesky things I can’t seem… Continue reading You Can Change the World — 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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A Slip of a Girl — Review

Thought for the Day: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”~ Colin Powell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something when I read an author’s journey or interviews with authors. Noelle Sterne has a guest post on Live Write Thrive HERE… Continue reading A Slip of a Girl — Review

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Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If you are not discouraged about your writing on a regular basis, you might not be trying hard enough. Any challenging pursuit will encounter frequent patches of frustration. Writing is nothing if not challenging.”~ Maxwell Perkins ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jami Gold has really helpful writing posts. HERE she… Continue reading Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway

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The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I found the link on KidLit411 to a terrific post on Ingrid’s Notes HERE from a few years ago with… Continue reading The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

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More Than Marmalade — Review

Thought for the Day: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”~ Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Rebecca Zanetti has a neat post HERE on her blog about Scene Layering and… Continue reading More Than Marmalade — Review

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American as Paneer Pie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.” ~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writing good description takes a very deft hand. Amy Holland has a great post HERE from the Good Story Company that will help you with your descriptive writing. I don't… Continue reading American as Paneer Pie — Review & Giveaway

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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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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