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The Beatryce Prophecy — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”~ Pablo Picasso ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Character descriptions are important but too much can get in the way. David Safford has a great post HERE from The Write Practice that has good tips and excellent… Continue reading The Beatryce Prophecy — Review & Giveaway

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Fighting Words — Review

Thought for the Day: "If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space."~ Joyce Carol Oates ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Aaron Elkins has a… Continue reading Fighting Words — Review

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Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It’s important to describe our characters, but it's also important to do it in a way that doesn’t stop the story… Continue reading Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker — Review & Giveaway

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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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Franklin Endicott and the Third Key — Review

Thought for the Day: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”~ Harriet Tubman ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Info-dumping is something all writers tend to do but shouldn’t. In fact, I just… Continue reading Franklin Endicott and the Third Key — 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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Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.”~ Stephen King ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jenna Harte has written a great guest post HERE on Fiction University that give Easy Tips to Incorporate Backstory… Continue reading Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea — Review & Giveaway

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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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Soul Lanterns — Review

Thought for the Day: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”~ W. Somerset Maugham ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: This is just for fun. Mental Floss has a terrific list HERE by Erin McCarthy of 56 Delightfully Unusual Words for Everyday Things. C’mon. Clinchpoop? Fimblefamble? Rechauffe?… Continue reading Soul Lanterns — 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