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The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little.”~ Sydney Smith ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Using flashbacks in your story can be really tricky. HERE is a terrific post on Writers in the Storm by Tiffany Yates Martin with 4 Questions to… Continue reading The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

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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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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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Weird Kid — Review

Thought for the Day: "In my later years, I have looked in the mirror each day and found a happy person staring back. Occasionally I wonder why I can be so happy. The answer is that every day of my life I've worked only for myself and for the joy that comes from writing and… Continue reading Weird Kid — Review

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Imaginary — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~  Stephen King ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Laura Fineburg Cooper has a great post HERE on Writers’ Rumpus on figuring out which tense — past or present — will… Continue reading Imaginary — 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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The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — Review

Thought for the Day: "Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work…"   ~ Donald Hall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Elizabeth Sims wrote an amazing article for Writer’s Digest HERE that will give you 7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel. It has terrific examples.… Continue reading The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — Review

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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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Soul Lanterns — Review

Thought for the Day: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”~ W. Somerset Maugham ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: This is just for fun. Mental Floss has a terrific list HERE by Erin McCarthy of 56 Delightfully Unusual Words for Everyday Things. C’mon. Clinchpoop? Fimblefamble? Rechauffe?… Continue reading Soul Lanterns — Review

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Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood — Review

Thought for the Day: “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”~ William Faulkner ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan at Writing Forward has a great post HERE that explains What’s the Difference Between Dashes and Hyphens. I discovered I don’t always… Continue reading Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood — Review