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60 Day Superhero - Day Five

Taking the first few steps may be a breeze for some, others will have to have a nice kick in the bum. Regardless of how you’re starting, you need to find a good base of people to help you out on your journey. 479 more words


Combs and Zigzags: Svea Norén

In the past several years at auctions around Sweden, there have been occasional appearances of mid-century flat-weave rugs attributed to a “Svea Norén.”  But tracking this designer has not been easy. 2,447 more words

The Swedish Rug Blog

Merry Christmas!

First, I want to thank all of you— the more than 2000 strong!— who have been reading and commenting on my blog this past year. I love doing research, learning more about Swedish weaving of rugs and tapestries (and a few miscellaneous excursions into other techniques like this one) and writing about these, but it is you, the readers the blog, who make me feel like this project is worth doing. 517 more words

The Swedish Rug Blog

Help From All Corners: Heroes Don't Have to Fight Alone

As I was outlining the final battle, I realized there was a problem.  The Baron was going to have an army of monsters at one point, which seemed rather ridiculous in a way.  709 more words


On Writing: Scaring Kids with Helen Grant

Halloween may be behind us, but that’s not to say that the scary fun is over.

I (Kristina) was one of those children who just loved being scared. 1,035 more words

Penguin Random House Editor Offers Tips on Beefing Up Supporting Characters

Have you thought of making the supporting characters in your novel the stars of their own lives? It’s the key to developing more interesting secondary characters, according to a Penguin Random House editor. 285 more words