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These Unlucky Stars — Review

Thought for the Day: "I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written."~ Barbara Kingsolver ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan has a good post HERE on Writing Forward with 21 Do-It-Yourself Editing Tips. Joan Hall has a great post HERE on the Story Empire Blog about the… Continue reading These Unlucky Stars — Review

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Egg Marks the Spot — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “This is how you do it: You sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan has good reminders HERE on Writing Forward with Ten Grammar Rules Every Writer… Continue reading Egg Marks the Spot — Review & Giveaway

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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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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Fiction gives us empathy; it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: September C. Fawkes has a really interesting… Continue reading The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise — Review & Giveaway

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Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood — Review

Thought for the Day: “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”~ William Faulkner ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan at Writing Forward has a great post HERE that explains What’s the Difference Between Dashes and Hyphens. I discovered I don’t always… Continue reading Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood — Review

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365 Days to Alaska — Review

Thought for the Day: “Never use a verb other than 'said' to carry dialogue. The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in. But ‘said' is far less intrusive than 'grumbled,' 'gasped,' 'cautioned,' ‘lied.'”~ Elmore Leonard ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I never think very much… Continue reading 365 Days to Alaska — Review

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A Talent for Trouble — Review

Thought for the Day: “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”~ Shannon Hale ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It's awfully important to have clarification on your theme as you write your novel. C. S. Lakin at Live Write… Continue reading A Talent for Trouble — Review