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Hurricane Season — Review

Thought for the Day: “Writing is hard work. It isn’t just sitting around fantasizing, or having a drink with somebody and talking about how cool it would be if you wrote a story. It’s work.” ~ Patricia Cornwall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Just Publishing Advice has a great post HERE called When the… Continue reading Hurricane Season — Review

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jane Friedman has The Complete Guide to Query Letters… Continue reading Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made — Review & Giveaway

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Ms. Bixby’s Last Day — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I can’t imagine outlining a book and then just sitting down and writing it. I think it would lose its emotional being — the effervescence, the sparkle.” ~ Patricia Cornwall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It's a good idea to get some writing advice from great writers. HERE are 10… Continue reading Ms. Bixby’s Last Day — Review & Giveaway

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The Presidents: Portraits of History — Review

Thought for the Day: ”There’s a phrase I use called "The Valley Full of Clouds." Writing a novel is as if you are going off on a journey across a valley. The valley is full of mist, but you can see the top of a tree here and the top of another tree over there.… Continue reading The Presidents: Portraits of History — Review

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Homerooms & Hall Passes — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louis L’amour ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen’s blog is always a good read. Her post HERE entitled How to Write a Professional, Not-Embarrassing Query to an Agent, Reviewer, Editor, or… Continue reading Homerooms & Hall Passes — Review & Giveaway

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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer — Review

Thought for the Day: “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paulo Coelho ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I never found a post on query letters or synopses I didn’t learn something from. HERE is one from A Writer’s Path that is very good. It’s called Why Are Query Letters and Synopses… Continue reading The Last Last-Day-of-Summer — Review

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Counting to Perfect — Review

Thought for the Day: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I am a staunch defender of the… Continue reading Counting to Perfect — Review