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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

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The Story of the Olympic Games — Review

Thought for the Day: "Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."~ Gloria Steinem ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It might seem odd for me to post a link HERE to an article called 7 Steps for Writing Your Novel’s First Chapter, but… Continue reading The Story of the Olympic Games — Review

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The Beatryce Prophecy — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”~ Pablo Picasso ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Character descriptions are important but too much can get in the way. David Safford has a great post HERE from The Write Practice that has good tips and excellent… Continue reading The Beatryce Prophecy — Review & Giveaway

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Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It’s important to describe our characters, but it's also important to do it in a way that doesn’t stop the story… Continue reading Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker — Review & Giveaway

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Franklin Endicott and the Third Key — 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: Info-dumping is something all writers tend to do but shouldn’t. In fact, I just… Continue reading Franklin Endicott and the Third Key — Review

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Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”~ Denis Waitley ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Naming characters is fun, but it… Continue reading Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump — Review & Giveaway