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Every Missing Piece — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "You are going to feel like hell if you never write the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves in your heart -- your stories, visions, memories, songs: your truth, your version of things, in your voice. That is really all you have to offer us, and it's why you were… Continue reading Every Missing Piece — 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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The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little.”~ Sydney Smith ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Using flashbacks in your story can be really tricky. HERE is a terrific post on Writers in the Storm by Tiffany Yates Martin with 4 Questions to… Continue reading The Turtle of Michigan — Review & Giveaway

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Treasure in the Lake — Review

Thought for the Day: “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”~ Bill Gates ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: My critique group complained that my main character was just too perfect. They were right. I had to rough him up a little. Ellen Buikema has a… Continue reading Treasure in the Lake — Review

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Crazy in Poughkeepsie — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.”~ Robert Cormier ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Everyone has to start somewhere,… Continue reading Crazy in Poughkeepsie — Review & Giveaway

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Dog Star — Review

Thought for the Day: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”~ Henry Ford ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen has such an important post HERE on her blog. If you have ever thought of using a little snippet of a song lyric in one… Continue reading Dog Star — Review

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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