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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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Say It Out Loud — Review

Thought for the Day: “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”~ Paul Coelho ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: C. S. Lakin has a great post HERE on Live Write Thrive that will give you 3 Powerful Cinematic Techniques for Novelists. Eldred Bird has a wonderful post HERE on Writers in the Storm about… Continue reading Say It Out Loud — Review

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The Insiders — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I came to writing kind of late. I was an engineer, and the one thing I've learned is that you have to steer a project in the direction of the maximum fun for you. You could say lively energy, or you have to try to be intrigued. Basically, if you were… Continue reading The Insiders — Review & Giveaway

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Marcus Makes a Movie — Review

Thought for the Day: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.’~ Harriet Tubman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something interesting and helpful when I listen to other writers. HERE… Continue reading Marcus Makes a Movie — Review

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Kyle’s Little Sister — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, then you find out who they really are.”~ Joss Whedon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Janice Hardy has a guest post for Writers in the Storm HERE that will show you 5 Ways Your Story Hurts Your… Continue reading Kyle’s Little Sister — Review & Giveaway

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Rescue at Lake Wild — Review

Thought for the Day: “Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries.”~ J.B. Priestley ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen has a really important post HERE for all writers. Please do not miss this one, and make sure you read all the way through. The California Writer's… Continue reading Rescue at Lake Wild — Review

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Egg Marks the Spot — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “This is how you do it: You sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan has good reminders HERE on Writing Forward with Ten Grammar Rules Every Writer… Continue reading Egg Marks the Spot — Review & Giveaway

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Homer on the Case — Review

Thought for the Day: "Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised."~ John Steinbeck ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kristen Lamb has done it again. Her posts… Continue reading Homer on the Case — Review

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The Best Worst Summer — Review

Thought for the Day: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”~ Albert Einstein ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Sometimes we all need a nudge, and good writing prompts can be that nudge. HERE is a fun list of 50 Writing Prompts from The Mixed-Up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors. Suzanne Lieurance has a… Continue reading The Best Worst Summer — Review

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Double Review & Giveaway — The Genius Under the Table & Picturing a Nation

Thought for the Day: "Do you want to do this thing? Sit down and do it. Are you not writing? Keep sitting there. Does it not feel right? Keep sitting there. Think of yourself as a monk walking the path to enlightenment. Think of yourself as a high school senior wanting to be a neurosurgeon.… Continue reading Double Review & Giveaway — The Genius Under the Table & Picturing a Nation