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Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves — Review

Thought for the Day: “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”~ Albert Camus ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Liza Nash Taylor at Writer Unboxed has a great post HERE with some suggestions for getting help with revisions. Don’t miss this one. Funny is good, but it is also hard. Anytime I… Continue reading Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves — Review

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The Natural Genius of Ants — Review

Thought for the Day: “My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea.”~ Andy Rooney ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: There are a lot of word pairs that give writers fits. I see these mistakes all… Continue reading The Natural Genius of Ants — Review

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Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart -- your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were… Continue reading Every Missing Piece — 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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The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little.”~ Sydney Smith ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Using flashbacks in your story can be really tricky. HERE is a terrific post on Writers in the Storm by Tiffany Yates Martin with 4 Questions to… Continue reading The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

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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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Northwind — Review

Thought for the Day: “Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.”~ Denzel Washington ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I recognize some of my weaknesses as a writer,… Continue reading Northwind — Review

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Crazy in Poughkeepsie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.”~ Robert Cormier ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Everyone has to start somewhere,… Continue reading Crazy in Poughkeepsie — Review & Giveaway