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Book Review: Breadcrumbs for Beginners by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg

Honorable Mention: General Non-Fiction Where do I start in my review of “Breadcrumbs for Beginners: Following the Writing Trail” by author Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg? Well I’m not sure… Not because I don’t know what to say, but rather because I’m unsure of how to say it. How do I properly explain the sense of …

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The Woodpecker Menace

“…The sound tore open the evening quiet: BDDDDDDDTH!  BDDDDDDDTH!  BDDDDDDDTH! My God, I thought.  It’s coming from our house! I crept back up the driveway, concealing myself in the rhododendrons.  BDDDDDDDTH!   I slinked behind the house.  BDDDDDDDTH!  A bright flash rocketed down from the eaves and smashed into the suet basket hanging on our deck.  …

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The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill All the Lawyers

I am a lawyer; I like legal thrillers- (read at least 30 + legal thrillers per year) and yearn to be a ‘lawyer oblique novelist’ one day. Veteran writers always say that you should write about what you know. I know a bit of law- and have a plot of a legal thriller in mind- …

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Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure

Leslie Budewitz is a lawyer and  mystery writer. Being a legal thriller aficionado for the past fifteen years or so, I have often gone through Budewitz’s website. And I think, it’s only natural that the lawyer put her thoughts on paper regarding writing the definitive legal thriller with all dots, dash and comma intact as …

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Book Review: Handwriting for Heroes: Learn to Write with Your Non-Dominant Hand in Six Weeks by Kathleen Yancosek and Kristin Gulick

When I first received this book, or should I say workbook, “Handwriting for Heroes”, I was pleasantly surprised by its content.  I was expecting a lot of reading to be involved as with so many books on the market.  This workbook is different, it is filled with writing exercise after exercise, and that is great.  …

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