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A Perfect Mistake — Review

Thought for the Day: "It didn't occur to me that my books would be widely read at all, and that enabled me to write anything I wanted to. And even once I realized that they were being read, I still wrote as if I were writing in secret. That's how one has to write anyway… Continue reading A Perfect Mistake — Review

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The Fort — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”~ Mario Andretti ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Trimming words is one of the best things one… Continue reading The Fort — Review & Giveaway

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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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Dog Star — Review

Thought for the Day: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”~ Henry Ford ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen has such an important post HERE on her blog. If you have ever thought of using a little snippet of a song lyric in one… Continue reading Dog Star — Review

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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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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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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

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Tips for Magicians — Review

Thought for the Day: "Sometimes, when you're writing sentence by sentence, you're not really sure what footprints you're going to fall into, or what ghosts might appear."~ Karen Russell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Eldred Bird has an article on Writers in the Storm HERE that explains what a MacGuffin is. First, it’s very… Continue reading Tips for Magicians — Review

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These Unlucky Stars — Review

Thought for the Day: "I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan has a good post HERE on Writing Forward with 21 Do-It-Yourself Editing Tips. Joan Hall has a great post HERE on the Story Empire Blog about the… Continue reading These Unlucky Stars — Review