#OutingTheMermaid #NoMoreSilence #MerWomenRock Great conversation recently with fellow writers who all believe as I do that something good happens when you write with your hand on paper rather than with two hands on a keyboard.   First drafts that is. The second pass can be on a keyboard--editing there is of course much easier. But for that first draft I urge you to join me in putting hand to paper with a Palomino Blackwing a pencil so good... well read these rapturous comments watch these…

#OutingTheMermaid #NoMoreSilence #MerWomenRock Great conversation recently with fellow writers who all believe as I do that something good happens when you write with your hand on paper rather than with two hands on a keyboard. First drafts that is. The second pass can be on a keyboard--editing there is of course much easier. But for that first draft I urge you to join me in putting hand to paper with a Palomino Blackwing a pencil so good... well read these rapturous comments watch these…

Pinning for later when I finally get my first draft done!!!

EDITING YOUR FIRST DRAFT: HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF

Pipe Insulator Draft Blocker Easy and Cheap Perhaps the easiest and most restrained draft blocker on our list (and also the cheapest) takes no time at all. Repurposed pipe insulator, cut in half lengthwise, will fit snugly at the bottom of most doors. The best part? Your draft blocker will stay attached when the door is opened or closed.

Draft Dodgers: 9 DIY Creations to Keep Out the Cold

Pipe Insulator Draft Blocker Easy and Cheap Perhaps the easiest and most restrained draft blocker on our list (and also the cheapest) takes no time at all. Repurposed pipe insulator, cut in half lengthwise, will fit snugly at the bottom of most doors. The best part? Your draft blocker will stay attached when the door is opened or closed.

THAT's true. I tell this to myself all the time. "What I'm writing right now is simply the SKELETON of the story. A time will come when I will go back through and give these dry bones some flesh."

THAT's true. I tell this to myself all the time. "What I'm writing right now is simply the SKELETON of the story. A time will come when I will go back through and give these dry bones some flesh."

super easy draft doger - fill women's tights with uncooked rice (googly eyes are optional)  :)

super easy draft doger - fill women's tights with uncooked rice (googly eyes are optional) :)

sewing thread tension needed to pin so i can find when i need it.  Understanding Thread Tension - Threads

Understanding Thread Tension

sewing thread tension needed to pin so i can find when i need it. Understanding Thread Tension - Threads

there’s nothing better than good ol’ paper and pen. Whether to make lists, sketch, or to leave a message, having easy access to paper is essential for when the mood hits. George & Willy designed Studio Roller, a wall-mounted, kraft paper roll dispenser that easily lets you pull out a section of paper when you need it. - created via http://pinthemall.net

there’s nothing better than good ol’ paper and pen. Whether to make lists, sketch, or to leave a message, having easy access to paper is essential for when the mood hits. George & Willy designed Studio Roller, a wall-mounted, kraft paper roll dispenser that easily lets you pull out a section of paper when you need it. - created via http://pinthemall.net

The Unnecessary Shame Writers Feel When Getting Feedback | @Jody Hedlund | #writing #editing

The Unnecessary Shame Writers Feel When Getting Feedback | @Jody Hedlund | #writing #editing

This is the case, or should be, but only upon editing I think. Trying to think like this while writing up your first draft, or at least when you're free writing will just cause problems in my experience. Just let it flow the first time and do the above when going over it again.

This is the case, or should be, but only upon editing I think. Trying to think like this while writing up your first draft, or at least when you're free writing will just cause problems in my experience. Just let it flow the first time and do the above when going over it again.

What Makes A Plot Boring? How Can An Author Avoid Boring Readers? | Creative Writing with the Crimson League  http://crimsonleague.com/2013/10/30/what-makes-a-plot-boring-how-can-an-author-avoid-boring-readers/

What Makes A Plot Boring? How Can An Author Avoid Boring Readers? | Creative Writing with the Crimson League http://crimsonleague.com/2013/10/30/what-makes-a-plot-boring-how-can-an-author-avoid-boring-readers/

Gypsy Horse Colors ✤ Our foundation breeding mare was a traditional Irish Cob and was a rare Splash colour also called a blagdon grey. When put to a thoroughbred horse she produced the real deal for competing.

Gypsy Horse Colors ✤ Our foundation breeding mare was a traditional Irish Cob and was a rare Splash colour also called a blagdon grey. When put to a thoroughbred horse she produced the real deal for competing.

the relaxed home I believe most any room can benefit from adding drapes. They can visually extend a room–making it look taller or wider, depending on the lengths you use and the patterns. The…

the relaxed home I believe most any room can benefit from adding drapes. They can visually extend a room–making it look taller or wider, depending on the lengths you use and the patterns. The…

The first thing you need to know when pick up a crochet pattern is how to do all the required stitches. Check out this crochet stitches list and learn all the basic and fancy crochet stitches that you may not have learned before with these 9 crochet stitch videos.

11 Crochet Stitch Videos

The first thing you need to know when pick up a crochet pattern is how to do all the required stitches. Check out this crochet stitches list and learn all the basic and fancy crochet stitches that you may not have learned before with these 9 crochet stitch videos.

dryer exhaust vent cap*Exterior vents, for a clothes dryer,allow heated air to seep out of your house, while letting cold outside air in.   Swap your dryer's louvered or metal flapper-style vent for a Dryer Vent Seal (About $20; Battic Door), which consists of an elbow pipe topped with a plastic cap and shuttle. When the dryer is in use, the floating shuttle beneath the hood rises to let warm air, lint & moisture escape. When not in use, the shuttle drops down to seal the hole and prevent…

12 Easy DIY Fall Fix-Ups

dryer exhaust vent cap*Exterior vents, for a clothes dryer,allow heated air to seep out of your house, while letting cold outside air in. Swap your dryer's louvered or metal flapper-style vent for a Dryer Vent Seal (About $20; Battic Door), which consists of an elbow pipe topped with a plastic cap and shuttle. When the dryer is in use, the floating shuttle beneath the hood rises to let warm air, lint & moisture escape. When not in use, the shuttle drops down to seal the hole and prevent…

Desk – Love Writing #desk http://furniture.remmont.com/desk-love-writing-desk-3/  PRINCIPLES Every great product has a story behind it and Desk is no exception. The original concept came to me when I was on a road trip down the Florida coast more than 13 years ago. I was drafting a blog post in the passenger seat and thought about how sad it was that I wasn’t able to publish a blog post while in transit. Remember, this was before wireless hotspots and serious mobile technology! But I…

Desk – Love Writing #desk http://furniture.remmont.com/desk-love-writing-desk-3/ PRINCIPLES Every great product has a story behind it and Desk is no exception. The original concept came to me when I was on a road trip down the Florida coast more than 13 years ago. I was drafting a blog post in the passenger seat and thought about how sad it was that I wasn’t able to publish a blog post while in transit. Remember, this was before wireless hotspots and serious mobile technology! But I…

1st Grade Informative Writing Prompt - How to Stay Warm in the Winter

First Grade Writing Prompts for Winter

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