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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid — Review

Thought for the Day: “Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” ~ Marianne Moore, poet ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Dialogue can make the difference between a great book and a mediocre one. HERE Audrey Wick writes in Writers’ Digest about Using Beats to Improve Dialogue and Action in Scenes.… Continue reading The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid — Review

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Where Snow Angels Go — Review

Thought for the Day: "The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kelsey Allagood has written an excellent article… Continue reading Where Snow Angels Go — Review

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Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug — Review

Thought for the Day: “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.”~ Margaret Atwood ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something when I read an author interview. HERE Robert Lee Brower writing for Writer's Digest has an article titled… Continue reading Hero for the Hungry: The Life and Work of Norman Borlaug — Review

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A Perfect Mistake — Review

Thought for the Day: "It didn't occur to me that my books would be widely read at all, and that enabled me to write anything I wanted to. And even once I realized that they were being read, I still wrote as if I were writing in secret. That's how one has to write anyway… Continue reading A Perfect Mistake — Review

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Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”~ African Proverb ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I see a LOT written about voice and how important that is. HERE is a great article from Ronald Kelly in Writers’ Digest called 5 Tips for Forming Your Own… Continue reading Always, Clementine — Review & Giveaway

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Trusting True North — Review

Thought for the Day: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.~ Muhammad Ali ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Do you have a novel in your bottom drawer that just doesn’t seem to work? Janice Hardy has a great post HERE with 5 Ways to Revive a Manuscript… Continue reading Trusting True North — Review

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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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A Dragon Used to Live Here — Review

Thought for the Day: “Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ~ Erica Jong ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Tension is so important to keeping your readers engaged. HERE Tiffany Yates Martin has a great post on Writer Unboxed with wonderful examples called Tension,… Continue reading A Dragon Used to Live Here — Review

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I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You can fix anything but a blank page.”~ Nora Roberts ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Do you wonder about feedback and who is in charge? HERE on Writers in the Storm, James Preston has an excellent article on Who is in Charge of Your Story. Some good examples here. Most… Continue reading I, Cosmo — Review & Giveaway

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Realistic Animals in Colored Pencils — Review

Thought for the Day: “One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the coal to come bubbling up to the surface. One must go… Continue reading Realistic Animals in Colored Pencils — Review