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Dropping the prestige: freeing yourself from the fear of unoriginality

“Fear is the mind-killer,” says Frank Herbert in Dune, one of those masterpiece classics that has become so ubiquitous, it’s made its way into the psyches of all of us nerds who have ever so much  as cracked a high school library copy of the tome, with its ant-like rows of script, or braved the strange gothic desert in David Lynch’s cinematic take. 1,261 more words


Trending school books 

How to cover your child’s school books with style.

School has started around the country and millions of children have lugged a ton of school exercise books home to be covered. 152 more words

What Mamma Said

Why Writers Can’t Afford to Judge Their Characters

The way you truly feel about your characters will inevitably filter into your writing. That makes it hard to present them impassionately for who they really are.



Cardboard Terminology

I too was a non-believer in the power of cardboard, and when it came to trying to find resources online on the techniques surrounding cardboard creations I found myself in a bit of a situation. 771 more words

Inlay Tool

I made this tool to help me carve small and intricate shapes.

When the tool is flat on the surface the handle stands proud. This helps me to clean out the holes into which I will later inlay wood. 31 more words


Blowing the cobwebs away

C decided that it was party time between 11pm and 2:30am last night so after very little sleep I decided we needed to have the cobwebs blown away. 554 more words