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Daily Bread — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”~ George Herbert ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Every story needs antagonists, and HERE is a… Continue reading Daily Bread — Review & Giveaway

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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

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Clan — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”~ David Lynch… Continue reading Clan — Review & Giveaway

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Flying Over Water — Review

Thought for the Day: “Your black moment isn’t black enough until the reader, and possibly even you as the writer, can’t see a way out.”~ Kara Lennox ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Chris Mooney has a good article from Writer’s Digest HERE that gives you 5 Rules for Writing Stories that Work. Lots of… Continue reading Flying Over Water — Review

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The Last Mirror on the Left — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”~ Maya Angelou ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I sometimes see calls for fairy tale retellings or stories based on myths or legends. I had better know what is what, or I may mess up and may not… Continue reading The Last Mirror on the Left — Review & Giveaway

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You Can Change the World — Review

Thought for the Day: “Finish what you are writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.”~ Neil Gaiman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writers Digest has a good article HERE that has 75 Grammar Rules for Writers. Great reminders here and clarification of some of those pesky things I can’t seem… Continue reading You Can Change the World — Review

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The Boy with the Butterfly Mind — Review

Thought for the Day: “Beginnings and endings remain with the reader long after the story is gone. They are powerful, emotive signs cut into the storytelling trees. Pay attention to them. Work hard on them. Ignore them at your peril.”~ Jane Yolen ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Orly Konig wrote an interesting post HERE… Continue reading The Boy with the Butterfly Mind — Review

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Skunk and Badger — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”~ Stephen King ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writers need words. This is just for fun. There were 650 new words added to the on-line dictionary, dictionary.com, this year. HERE is an article listing 50 of them. My favorite, in this… Continue reading Skunk and Badger — Review & Giveaway

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A Slip of a Girl — Review

Thought for the Day: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”~ Colin Powell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I always learn something when I read an author’s journey or interviews with authors. Noelle Sterne has a guest post on Live Write Thrive HERE… Continue reading A Slip of a Girl — Review

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Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If you are not discouraged about your writing on a regular basis, you might not be trying hard enough. Any challenging pursuit will encounter frequent patches of frustration. Writing is nothing if not challenging.”~ Maxwell Perkins ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jami Gold has really helpful writing posts. HERE she… Continue reading Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure — Review and Giveaway