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The Book of Amazing Trees — Review

Thought for the Day: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”~ Theodore Roosevelt ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I haven’t posted a synopsis helper post for a while, but HERE on Writers in the Storm, Kris Maze has a really… Continue reading The Book of Amazing Trees — Review

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Weird Kid — Review

Thought for the Day: "In my later years, I have looked in the mirror each day and found a happy person staring back. Occasionally I wonder why I can be so happy. The answer is that every day of my life I've worked only for myself and for the joy that comes from writing and… Continue reading Weird Kid — Review

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Crashing in Love — Review

Thought for the Day: “Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.”~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Janice Hardy has such a great guest post HERE on Writers in the Storm with 5 Ways to Add… Continue reading Crashing in Love — Review

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AIR — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is like electricity… Electricity makes no judgment. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgment. I think talent is like that. I believe… Continue reading AIR — Review

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Imaginary — Review

Thought for the Day: “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~  Stephen King ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Laura Fineburg Cooper has a great post HERE on Writers’ Rumpus on figuring out which tense — past or present — will… Continue reading Imaginary — Review

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I Survived The Galveston Hurricane 1900 — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone."~ Donna Tartt ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kris Maze… Continue reading I Survived The Galveston Hurricane 1900 — Review & Giveaway

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The Canyon’s Edge — Review

Thought for the Day: "I'm always aware of writing around things I can't do, and I've come to think that that's actually what 'style' is - an avoidance of your deficiencies."~ George Saunders ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all get stuck for ideas now and then. I posted something not long ago with… Continue reading The Canyon’s Edge — Review

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Equal — Review

Thought for the Day: "Don’t get discouraged if you’re hammering away at a sentence or a paragraph or a chapter, and it keeps coming out wrong. You’re allowed to get it wrong, as many times as you need to; you only need to get it right once."~ Tana French ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends:… Continue reading Equal — Review

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The View From the Very Best House in Town — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”~ Ayn Rand ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all need a little inspiration now and again. HERE Melissa Donovan on Writing Forward gives us 20 Fun and Inspiring Character Writing Ideas. Lisa Wilson-Hall… Continue reading The View From the Very Best House in Town — Review & Giveaway

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Say It Out Loud — Review

Thought for the Day: “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”~ Paul Coelho ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: C. S. Lakin has a great post HERE on Live Write Thrive that will give you 3 Powerful Cinematic Techniques for Novelists. Eldred Bird has a wonderful post HERE on Writers in the Storm about… Continue reading Say It Out Loud — Review