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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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The Fort — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”~ Mario Andretti ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Trimming words is one of the best things one… Continue reading The Fort — Review & Giveaway

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Atlas of Extinct Animals — Review

Thought for the Day: “That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Imagery is so important in writing. How much is too much? Too little? HERE Karen Cioffi has a great post with good examples on Writers on the Move called Imagery Speaks… Continue reading Atlas of Extinct Animals — 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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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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How to Train Your Dad — Review

Thought for the Day: “Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”~ Sylvia Plath ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Whether we are writing non-fiction or fiction, all writers must do research at times. M.O. Yuksel… Continue reading How to Train Your Dad — Review

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A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

Thought for the Day: “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or ten pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing -- writing and tearing up… Continue reading A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures — Review

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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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Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review

Thought for the Day: "There is no perfect time to write. There is only now."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: So many things can derail our writing, and there are some good tools out there to help you stay on track. One that I used to use, got out of the habit,… Continue reading Mystery on Magnolia Circle — Review

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Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It may be that when we no longer know what to dowe have come to our real work,and that when we no longer which way to gowe have come to our real journey.The mind that is not baffled is not employed.The impeded stream is the one that sings.”~ Wendell Berry ~… Continue reading Cress Watercress — Review & Giveaway