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Wink — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.” ~ Duke Ellington ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Naming characters is always something of a challenge. Writer’s Digest has a good article HERE with The 7 Rules for Picking Names for Fictional Characters. Bushra Rahmani did a great guest post… Continue reading Wink — Review & Giveaway

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Spies, Lies, & Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II — Review

Thought for the Day: “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ~ Thomas Mann ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Laurence MacNaughton has a terrific article HERE on Fiction University that will help you Plot Your Novel in 3 Simple Steps. Dave Chesson has a good… Continue reading Spies, Lies, & Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds that Won World War II — Review

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Free Lunch — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow - whether there is a market for it or not! The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you… Continue reading Free Lunch — Review & Giveaway

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On Snowden Mountain — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.” ~ Bobby Knight ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: HERE is a cute graphic post to help you know filler words you can cut easily. Suzanne Purvis is HERE at Fiction University to help you punch… Continue reading On Snowden Mountain — Review & Giveaway

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Simon Grey and the March of a Hundred Ghosts — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of 'The Elements of Style.' The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.” ~ Dorothy Parker ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jane… Continue reading Simon Grey and the March of a Hundred Ghosts — Review & Giveaway

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Pay Attention, Carter Jones — Review

Thought for the Day: “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~ Victor Kiam ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: When I first typed “The End” on my second novel, I was at about 130,000 words, which is just a little hefty for a middle-grade historic novel — like double what… Continue reading Pay Attention, Carter Jones — Review

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The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden — Review

Thought for the Day: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. “ ~ Winston Churchill ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The post HERE by Romy Sommer on Jami Gold's blog may be the best I’ve ever seen on writing the dreaded synopsis. My critique… Continue reading The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden — Review