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Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen — whether I’m working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book — it’s usually because I’m trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage… Continue reading Forensics for Kids — Review & Giveaway

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Funki Fungi — Review

Thought for the Day: "Writing a novel lets me intentionally dream while I'm still awake. I can continue yesterday's dream today, something you can't normally do in everyday life."~ Haruki Murakami ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Lady Jabberwocky has 3 Terrifying Tips on Scaring Your Readers HERE on her Write with Heart blog. I… Continue reading Funki Fungi — Review

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Better with Butter — Review & Giveaway

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: Anne R. Allen can help you with that tricky query letter. She has a post HERE with 7 Deadly Query Sins: How to Write a Query That… Continue reading Better with Butter — Review & Giveaway

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Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It may be that when we no longer know what to dowe have come to our real work,and that when we no longer which way to gowe have come to our real journey.The mind that is not baffled is not employed.The impeded stream is the one that sings.”~ Wendell Berry ~… Continue reading Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway

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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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These Unlucky Stars — Review

Thought for the Day: "I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan has a good post HERE on Writing Forward with 21 Do-It-Yourself Editing Tips. Joan Hall has a great post HERE on the Story Empire Blog about the… Continue reading These Unlucky Stars — Review

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Sunshine — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Sure, it’s simple, writing for kids… Just as simple as bringing them up.”~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: If you want to add tension to your story, and you should want to, you can raise the stakes. Rhiannon Richardson has a great post HERE on the Good… Continue reading Sunshine — Review & Giveaway

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The Sisters of Straygarden Place — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Characters can be happy for the last three minutes… until then, it’s a bumpy road.”~ Julian Fellowes ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Every manuscript needs to be tightened and trimmed. HERE Kathryn Craft has a great article with 5 Random Ways to Trim Your Manuscript. Backstory is always hard. How… Continue reading The Sisters of Straygarden Place — Review & Giveaway