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oh my gosh it happened AGAIN

There is something – actually lots of somethings – that make me cry every single time I read Mick Harte was Here. This was my fourth time. I really thought I’d get through it without a sniffle. But I didn’t. Not even close. Still, I have to say this is one of my all-time favorite books. It was written by Barbara Park – yep, the same Barbara Park who writes the Junie B. Jones books. The main character, Phoebe Harte, is older than Junie but still has that Junie B attitude that’ll make you smile and probably even laugh, even though the story is oh, so sad. Actually, that’s kind of what the book does – makes you smile through your tears. So, if you’re looking for a great example of how to make readers feel things with your stories, I highly recommend reading this book. Also, it’s a great example of a title doing everything it should. Because the title says it all. You’ll see what I mean if you read the book.


Get inspired!

Need some writing inspiration? Head to the library and grab an armload of books. You’ll be more eager to write your own story after you’ve read a great book. Not only that, but you’ll become a better writer just by reading.

(Don’t you wish everything could be that simple? Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn how to dive, or skate, or fly a plane just by watching someone else?)

If you find a book you’d like to recommend to the rest of us, write a review and post it under Share your work. Read Faith’s review of Little House on the Prairie here and Allen’s review of On the Banks of Plum Creek here. Both books were written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Thanks for the reviews, Allen and Faith.

Calling all song writers

Do you write music? Would you like to hear how it sounds and share it with others? Try this link recommended by Purple Pheonix: http://www.noteflight.com/

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