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Book Review - Super Speed Sam

Super Speed Sam: Hide and Panic Stations by Monty J. McClaine

For ages 8 - 12

This story takes the reader along a playful hide-and-seek game between child and dog to what innocently develops into a situation that is relatable. It was interesting to see how each character reacted and dealt with the situation. I like how Sam had his own super abilities and he utilized them in his search. However, I felt bad for Sam since after all his effort and being spot on, he just barely missed crossing paths and he thought he had failed. But the search continued toward a happy ending. It was an enjoyable read and I think it gave an example of how anyone could approach a similar situation with logic thinking rather than panic, as much as possible, taking action in steps before resorting to a last resort.

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Book Review - Oscar and Marla: Illustrated

Oscar and Marla: Illustrated by Carole St-Laurent

For Ages 6 - 10
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Book Review of The Night Creepers

The Night Creepers by James Tingle

For Ages 9 - 12

I thought that this story was interesting. When several kids attempted to venture out after dark, purely out of boredom, they discover a place that really shouldn't even be there. I wasn't sure exactly where the story was going to head. In the end, I felt the story was left at a point where it leaves the ending to reader's imagination, as far as why their secret place had vanished completely. Interesting concept. I could see this story continuing on in a series to solve some kind of mystery. Will there be a book 2?
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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!
In honor of it being Earth Day today, Little Astronomer: Journey Into The Solar System From The Sun To Eris (Kid Lit Science Book 1), a children's educational picture book that encourages kids to learn about our solar system in a fun way, is available for free all day today!

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Arabelle & The Star Crystal

Arabelle & The Star CrystalArabelle’s Adventures Chapter Book Series for ages 6-9

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Venture off into the magical land of Wistaria where there are mages, elves, fairies, mermaids, magical creatures, and more!

Arabelle is looking forward to obtaining her first magical star at the Starfall Ceremony. When the day finally arrives, her best friend Yunika goes missing. Will Arabelle be able to find her bff and still make it to the Starfall Ceremony in time to catch her first falling star?

Arabelle is the youngest of all mages. She doesn’t let that stop her from trying her best. Even if it means confronting dragons, traveling throughout the twists and turns in the land of Wistaria, and taking on any challenge she encounters. Seeking to improve her skills, she teams up with her besties on a fun filled magical adventure.

Set in a fantasy setting filled with magical adventures, each story encourages imagination while lightly addressing to…

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Writing Tip: Pacing

PACING in Writing Art by Laura Pace

I think of pacing in my writing somewhat similar to tempo in music. I used to play the flute, clarinet and piano. While playing the piano, I learned about tempo and depending on the music, you would slow down, speed up, play softly or loud, hold a note long or short, that creates emotion and feeling into the song being played.

Well, I feel doing this with writing is not that far from the same if used as a technique. If you have a lot of action going on, you shorten your sentences and are more quick to the point. In scenes where you are layering details and building up characterization, these tend to be more detailed and visual. So there's a bit more written in the sentence. 

So, depending on your story, you can add tempo to your writing effectively.

Here are some helpful articles on how to use pacing in your novel:

7 Tools For Pacing A Novel & Keeping Your Story Moving At The Right Pace
5 Ways to Pace Your Story
How to Nail Your Novel Pacing WIthout…