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Kyle’s Little Sister — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, then you find out who they really are.”~ Joss Whedon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Janice Hardy has a guest post for Writers in the Storm HERE that will show you 5 Ways Your Story Hurts Your… Continue reading Kyle’s Little Sister — Review & Giveaway

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Tips for Magicians — Review

Thought for the Day: "Sometimes, when you're writing sentence by sentence, you're not really sure what footprints you're going to fall into, or what ghosts might appear."~ Karen Russell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Eldred Bird has an article on Writers in the Storm HERE that explains what a MacGuffin is. First, it’s very… Continue reading Tips for Magicians — Review

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Starfish — Review

Thought for the Day: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”~ Neil Gaiman ~… Continue reading Starfish — Review

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Rescue at Lake Wild — Review

Thought for the Day: “Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries.”~ J.B. Priestley ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Anne R. Allen has a really important post HERE for all writers. Please do not miss this one, and make sure you read all the way through. The California Writer's… Continue reading Rescue at Lake Wild — Review

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The Best Worst Summer — Review

Thought for the Day: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”~ Albert Einstein ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Sometimes we all need a nudge, and good writing prompts can be that nudge. HERE is a fun list of 50 Writing Prompts from The Mixed-Up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors. Suzanne Lieurance has a… Continue reading The Best Worst Summer — Review

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The Story of the Olympic Games — Review

Thought for the Day: "Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."~ Gloria Steinem ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It might seem odd for me to post a link HERE to an article called 7 Steps for Writing Your Novel’s First Chapter, but… Continue reading The Story of the Olympic Games — Review

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Red, White, and Whole — Review

Thought for the Day: "You always think, 'Oh, if only I had a little chalet in the mountains! How great that would be and I'd do all this writing' Except, no, I wouldn't. I'd do the same amount of writing I do now and the rest of the time I'd go stir crazy. If you're… Continue reading Red, White, and Whole — Review

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Six Feet Below Zero — Review

Thought for the Day: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”~ Golda Meir ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: If you are interested in trying your hand… Continue reading Six Feet Below Zero — Review

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Real — Review

Thought for the Day: “The business of the poet and the novelist is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things.”~ Thomas Hardy ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Barbara Linn Probst has a terrific guest post HERE on Writers in the Storm that will give you 10… Continue reading Real — Review

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Bug Blonsky and his Swamp Scout Survival Guide — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.”~ H.W. Fowler ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Backstory is always an issue. Susan DeFreitas has an excellent post HERE on… Continue reading Bug Blonsky and his Swamp Scout Survival Guide — Review & Giveaway