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Meant to Be — Review

Thought for the Day: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”~ Pele ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: C. S. Lakin has a lot of great advice for writers, and this is no exception. HERE she… Continue reading Meant to Be — 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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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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AIR — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is like electricity… Electricity makes no judgment. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe… Continue reading AIR — 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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Down to Earth — Review

Thought for the Day: "The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting."~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Critique groups can be great, but sometimes there are a few bad apples. Anne R. Allen has a terrific post HERE about some dangers of critiques.… Continue reading Down to Earth — Review

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I Survived The Galveston Hurricane 1900 — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone."~ Donna Tartt ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kris Maze… Continue reading I Survived The Galveston Hurricane 1900 — Review & Giveaway

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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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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit.”~ Robert Brault, writer ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: If you are working in non-fiction, there can be no better… Continue reading Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus — Review & Giveaway

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Better with Butter — Review & Giveaway

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: Anne R. Allen can help you with that tricky query letter. She has a post HERE with 7 Deadly Query Sins: How to Write a Query That… Continue reading Better with Butter — Review & Giveaway