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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins — Review

Thought for the Day: “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” ~ Colin Powell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writer’s Digest has a good column HERE by Ann Garvin that will give you 10 Ways To Hook Your Reader (and Reel Them in for Good). How much… Continue reading The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins — Review

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Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends — Review

Thought for the Day: “I like to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.” ~ Stephen King ~` Gifts for My Writer Friends: Getting the passive voice out of our writing and using the active voice is so important. HERE is a good article from Just Publishing Advice about free tools that… Continue reading Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends — Review

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Camp Shady Crook — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Successful writers often have good tips for us as we stumble along the writing path. HERE are some tips from… Continue reading Camp Shady Crook — Review & Giveaway

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Absolutely Alfie and the Princess Wars — Review

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: Fear is such an important emotion in writing. Lisa… Continue reading Absolutely Alfie and the Princess Wars — Review

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Because of the Rabbit — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life. ~ Giorgos Seferis, writer ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan is going to tell you What Makes Iconic Characters Unforgettable HERE on Writing Forward. This is… Continue reading Because of the Rabbit — Review & Giveaway

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The Law of Finders Keepers — Review

Thought for the Day: “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories.… Continue reading The Law of Finders Keepers — Review

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A Long Line of Cakes — Review

Thought for the Day: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Will Durant ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: As writers, we have all heard Every Word Matters. Writing Forward has a good post HERE on exactly that topic. Louise Harnby has a wonderful post HERE… Continue reading A Long Line of Cakes — Review