Brand new book review!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I have my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill. Here’s an excerpt of my review:

Author Kelly Barnhill gives middle grade readers a wonderful story. She doesn’t shy away from building depth into her story, giving her main characters flaws that make them more endearing and their challenges that much harder all at the same time. As a result readers will find themselves entrenched in the world of Ned and Aine.

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As fall goes from September to October…

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! This week we fold one season into the next and find ourselves at the start of the last quarter of the year. Do any of you have any big plans to close out 2014? I certainly do, and I plan to share them with you in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime we march on. Do you have a passion you’re pursuing in your life? That one thing that gets up in the morning and that you think about as you’re falling asleep at night? Do you need a little extra boost to help you focus on it this week? Here’s a little something to contribute to that boost on “A Writer’s Heartbeats”.

My passion, as you all know, is writing, and I’ve posted the latest addition to Long Story # 2 on The Write Edge Writing Workshop. Here’s an excerpt of today’s installment:

A woman in a maroon shirt and black slacks appeared on the screen. She’d accented her outfit with tasteful pieces of jewelry, and she stood nonplussed while the car burned in the distance over her shoulder.

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This Wednesday I’ll have a new book review for you. In the middle of the week I’ll share with you my thoughts on The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill. Should you be putting this book on the “to read” list for your kids? Find out on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

On Thursday I’ll post a writing prompt for a brand new short story next week. Be sure to keep your eye out for that as well as a brand new Growth Curve on The Write Edge Growth Chart.

Have a great week, readers!


New Growth Chart now up!

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Happy Saturday, Write Edge readers! I realize I normally don’t post on Saturdays, but I wanted to make sure I put my Growth Chart up and that you know about it. Here’s an excerpt:

I thought about it, and I realized that this might be a good thing for her to experience. So I made her a deal: I would let her take money to school on the day I went back to volunteer so I could help her through the transaction. I didn’t want her to feel shy with whoever else might have run the till, but I also wanted to watch this “first” in her life for myself.

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