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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

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The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — Review

Thought for the Day: "Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work…"   ~ Donald Hall ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Elizabeth Sims wrote an amazing article for Writer’s Digest HERE that will give you 7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel. It has terrific examples.… Continue reading The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish — 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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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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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