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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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The Chance to Fly — Review

Thought for the Day: "When I'm writing, I'm waiting to see somebody, and I'm waiting to hear them. It's almost like conjuring spirits out of the air, using your own imaginative instability."~ Charles Baxter ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: This is just for fun. Mental Floss has a post HERE with 25 Words That… Continue reading The Chance to Fly — Review

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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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365 Days to Alaska — Review

Thought for the Day: “Never use a verb other than 'said' to carry dialogue. The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in. But ‘said' is far less intrusive than 'grumbled,' 'gasped,' 'cautioned,' ‘lied.'”~ Elmore Leonard ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I never think very much… Continue reading 365 Days to Alaska — Review

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Clan — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”~ David Lynch… Continue reading Clan — Review & Giveaway

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The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”~ Vincent Van Gogh ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I found the link on KidLit411 to a terrific post on Ingrid’s Notes HERE from a few years ago with… Continue reading The Time of Green Magic — Review & Giveaway

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More Than Marmalade — Review

Thought for the Day: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”~ Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Rebecca Zanetti has a neat post HERE on her blog about Scene Layering and… Continue reading More Than Marmalade — Review

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The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away — Review

Thought for the Day: “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” ~ J. M. Power ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I have been to several Highlights Foundation Workshops over the years. They are terrific. Once in awhile, they send me some informative… Continue reading The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away — Review

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Zenobia July — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I’ve failed over and over and over in my life and that is why I succeed.” ~ Michael Jordan ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: C. S. Lakin at Live Write Thrive has a terrific post HERE to help you effectively show emotions in your characters. Rebecca Luella Miller at Rewrite,… Continue reading Zenobia July — Review & Giveaway

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Fantastic Failures — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I handed in a script last year and the studio didn’t change one word. The word they didn’t change was on page 87.” ~ Steve Martin ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Plot holes? No problem. The Writer’s Cookbook has advice from several writers HERE to help you fix those plot… Continue reading Fantastic Failures — Review & Giveaway