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Sponge Cake & Self Doubt - The day before publication...

Today I’m distracted, unable to settle. I’ve opened and closed my wip, started and abandoned a short story. The puppy has trailed me as I’ve paced our overgrown garden, the cat rolling his eyes as I’ve stalked the places he thinks of as his own. 328 more words

Writing

Piece and Quilt with Precuts Quilt 5: Starstruck

In my book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts, I teach how to quilt fun motifs using a walking foot, free-motion, or both! Today’s quilt, Starstruck is the first in the free-motion section. 1,020 more words

Sew And Tell

Roundtable on How NOT To Write Your Second Book: Paul Erickson on Fellowship Applications

Continuing our roundtable on “How NOT To Write Your Second Book,” we are pleased to have Paul Erickson, the Program Director for The Humanities, Arts, and Culture; and American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, talk about Fellowship Applications. 1,282 more words

Special Features

The Art of Crafting a Great Second Draft

As Hemingway once said: ‘The first draft of anything is shit’, and when I’m coaching other writers I always advise they give themselves permission to write badly first time round. 516 more words

Book 2: Status update

Phil: There you go, over the last 3 weeks you’ve been able to enjoy Kate vs the Dirtboffins opening chapters for free – and we’ve generously dropped the price of the e-book to 99p. 178 more words

Writing

Life into Mist by Haidji (Book Review #93)

Life into Mist is a journey. Its setting is in a place where souls travel to earth as a newborn. This poetic, mystical story has a combination of stories where a girl is recounting her life or a boy is trying to help an old man. 14 more words

Book Lovers

Writer's Journal: Deadlines

Welcome back to Austen Promises and the Writer’s Journal!

Deadlines are on my mind today, as I have missed a self-imposed one and if I don’t get cracking, I’ll miss the next. 323 more words

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