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Thunder Beneath My Feet

Thunder Beneath My Feet by Carolyn Mulford My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked up Thunder Beneath My Feet because Carolyn Mulford is a “local” writer, who lives in Columbia, Missouri. She’s a neighbor, almost, since Columbia is only … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge – what is it?

The A to Z April Blogging Challenge started in 2010 when Arlee Bird posted a challenge on her blog: Write a blog post every day in April (except Sundays) and make the first post about something that starts with A … Continue reading

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Sensory Words

A phrase we hear often as writers is “Show, don’t tell.” One way we can do this more effectively is to include descriptions using all five senses. Sensory words paint vivid pictures that relate to the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch … Continue reading

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The Husband’s Secret

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Husband’s Secret. With a title like that, you’re trying to guess the secret from the very first page. Is he having an affair? Is he gay? Transgender? … Continue reading

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A Re-Blog from Susan Finlay

How to Write a Book Review 02ThursdayApr 2015 Posted by Susan Finlay Before I became an author, I never wrote book reviews on Amazon. It never occurred to me that I should. I would read them, but I didn’t think it … Continue reading

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The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cynthia Swanson’s debut novel brings a new twist, deftly written, to a well worn familiar theme: What would my life be like if I had made a different choice? … Continue reading

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I wrote 40,000 new words in 14 days with Fast Draft

I didn’t write 70,000 words as Candace Haven insists is possible. Still, I have 40,000 words added to my novel that I didn’t have when the Book-in-a-Month class started  May 25th. After 14 days I switched to the second half … Continue reading

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Fast Draft Class – can I write 70,000 words in 14 days?

I just signed up for an online writing class called The Book in a Month Club, taught by Candace Havens. It was a spur of the moment decision,made without any research or consideration.  I saw a positive mention of the class, … Continue reading

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Jim’s Story – 2

“Are you still carrying that old rock?” Rose picked up the stone from the new dresser where he left it when he emptied his pockets to take a shower. Jim resisted the urge to grab it out of her hand. … Continue reading

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He’s Gone by Deb Caletti

He’s Gone by Deb Caletti My rating: 3 of 5 stars He’s Gone breaks all the “good writing” rules and gets away with it. It’s written in first person. We are told to limit the number of times we use … Continue reading

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