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Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home — Review

Thought for the Day: “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” ~ Joss Whedon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all have incidental characters in our novels, but do we really need them? C. S.… Continue reading Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home — Review

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Wink — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.” ~ Duke Ellington ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Naming characters is always something of a challenge. Writer’s Digest has a good article HERE with The 7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters. Bushra Rahmani did a great guest post… Continue reading Wink — Review & Giveaway

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My Jasper June — Review

Thought for the Day: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Bethany Henry wrote a guest post HERE on Fiction University called 5 Reasons Our Characters Need to Fail. It’s a good one. Proofreading is both important and hard to do.… Continue reading My Jasper June — Review

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Sylvie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.” ~ Brenda Ueland… Continue reading Sylvie — Review & Giveaway

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Spies, Lies, & Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II — Review

Thought for the Day: “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ~ Thomas Mann ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Laurence MacNaughton has a terrific article HERE on Fiction University that will help you Plot Your Novel in 3 Simple Steps. Dave Chesson has a good… Continue reading Spies, Lies, & Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II — Review

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Dog Driven — Review

Thought for the Day: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: As I have said here, I am having a great deal of trouble dealing with simple things like reading and more difficult tasks of writing during this isolation. I am not alone. Anne R.… Continue reading Dog Driven — Review

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This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor — 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: We all make mistakes. Writer’s Digest has a good article HERE that will show… Continue reading This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor — Review & Giveaway

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Beginners Welcome — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” ~ Albert Camus ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: K. M. Allen has some good advice HERE for all of us trying to be productive during this difficult time. Now if I could just get someone over here to give me… Continue reading Beginners Welcome — Review & Giveaway

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Hurricane Season — Review

Thought for the Day: “Writing is hard work. It isn’t just sitting around fantasizing, or having a drink with somebody and talking about how cool it would be if you wrote a story. It’s work.” ~ Patricia Cornwall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Just Publishing Advice has a great post HERE called When the… Continue reading Hurricane Season — Review

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jane Friedman has The Complete Guide to Query Letters… Continue reading Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made — Review & Giveaway