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I Will Protect You — Review

Thought for the Day: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Since I’m working on a picture book right now, you may see some links to good picture book articles. HERE is one from Writers’ Rumpus with 3 Ways to Pace Your Picture Book. The Writer… Continue reading I Will Protect You — Review

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Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen — whether I’m working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book — it’s usually because I’m trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage… Continue reading Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

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Funki Fungi — Review

Thought for the Day: "Writing a novel lets me intentionally dream while I'm still awake. I can continue yesterday's dream today, something you can't normally do in everyday life."~ Haruki Murakami ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Lady Jabberwocky has 3 Terrifying Tips on Scaring Your Readers HERE on her Write with Heart blog. I… Continue reading Funki Fungi — Review

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Atlas of Extinct Animals — Review

Thought for the Day: “That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Imagery is so important in writing. How much is too much? Too little? HERE Karen Cioffi has a great post with good examples on Writers on the Move called Imagery Speaks… Continue reading Atlas of Extinct Animals — Review

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How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-ups (and Get Along!) — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed."~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Lara Willard has a GREAT post HERE with 2 Words You Should Stop Deleting Right Now and 66 Overused Words. I am a pantser, and I wonder sometimes if that’s okay.… Continue reading How to Take the Groan Out of Grown-ups (and Get Along!) — Review & Giveaway

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I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau — Review

Thought for the Day: “Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”  ~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We… Continue reading I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau — Review

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The Book of Amazing Trees — Review

Thought for the Day: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”~ Theodore Roosevelt ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I haven’t posted a synopsis helper post for a while, but HERE on Writers in the Storm, Kris Maze has a really… Continue reading The Book of Amazing Trees — Review

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A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

Thought for the Day: “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or ten pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing -- writing and tearing up… Continue reading A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

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Famous Artists in History — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:  “Each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad…I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and they’re going to find me out.” ~ Maya Angelou ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: HERE is a post from Linda Sue Park… Continue reading Famous Artists in History — Review & Giveaway

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day — Review

Thought for the Day: "The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.”~ Junot Diaz ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I think we can all learn some things from the greats and their thoughts on writing. HERE is an article with… Continue reading Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day — Review