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Where Snow Angels Go — Review

Thought for the Day: "The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kelsey Allagood has written an excellent article… Continue reading Where Snow Angels Go — Review

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Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”~ African Proverb ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I see a LOT written about voice and how important that is. HERE is a great article from Ronald Kelly in Writers’ Digest called 5 Tips for Forming Your Own… Continue reading Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

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A Dragon Used to Live Here — Review

Thought for the Day: “Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ~ Erica Jong ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Tension is so important to keeping your readers engaged. HERE Tiffany Yates Martin has a great post on Writer Unboxed with wonderful examples called Tension,… Continue reading A Dragon Used to Live Here — Review

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I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You can fix anything but a blank page.”~ Nora Roberts ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Do you wonder about feedback and who is in charge? HERE on Writers in the Storm, James Preston has an excellent article on Who is in Charge of Your Story. Some good examples here. Most… Continue reading I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

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Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes, and Fairy Folk — Review

Thought for the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”~ Aristotle ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Have you ever thought about when is the best time to submit your book to agents and publishers? HERE is Bookfox with The Best and Worst Months to Submit… Continue reading Illustrated Tales of Dwarfs, Gnomes, and Fairy Folk — Review

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Treasure in the Lake — Review

Thought for the Day: “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”~ Bill Gates ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: My critique group complained that my main character was just too perfect. They were right. I had to rough him up a little. Ellen Buikema has a… Continue reading Treasure in the Lake — Review

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Weird Kid — Review

Thought for the Day: "In my later years, I have looked in the mirror each day and found a happy person staring back. Occasionally I wonder why I can be so happy. The answer is that every day of my life I've worked only for myself and for the joy that comes from writing and… Continue reading Weird Kid — Review

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Imaginary — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~  Stephen King ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Laura Fineburg Cooper has a great post HERE on Writers’ Rumpus on figuring out which tense — past or present — will… Continue reading Imaginary — 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 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