Going Visiting…

My buddy Robyn Bachar invited me over to her blog to talk about using music in character development.  As I write this, I'm listening to one of my Pandora stations, which is how I stumbled on the Piano Guys (which is a piano and a cello, but that makes sense, right?).  They're amazing, and inspiring.  Join me at Robyn's and tell me what kinds of music you'd use for your favorite characters! ...
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X Is For… X Marks the Spot, or, Maps!

Map Drawn by A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder.
Copyright 2012; All Rights Reserved.
Maps are a helpful way to orient oneself in a physical place.  We use them in all sorts of ways:  when driving from one place to another, when finding a new-to-us store or restaurant, even wandering around a mall or airport.  Now, maps are electronic - GPS, or Global Positioning Systems, are as ubiquitous as cell phones.  But how many of us have been steered wrong by their GPS and ended up in ...
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Day Seven of the Keepsake Tour

Happy Almost-Spring!  It's warming up, finally, and I actually got to walk home from work yesterday!  Very exciting.  Almost all the snow is melted, leaving what hardened rime of muck there is to hulk like a menace in the shadows.  (Hmm.  Must be feeling poetic, lol.)  We're going to the zoo today. But first, I wanted to show you the lovely scarf that Rachel is making for the Keepsake Tour!...
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Thoughtful Thursday, 3D and Writing

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday, where we chat about 3D and writing.  Today I have a bit of a twist on the topic.  Since Book 2 of the Persis Chronicles, Emerald Keep, is out on April 8th, I figured I'd share a little bit about knitting and 3D and use the opportunity to share about the book, too. When Rachel and I created Persis, we wanted a world that valued handicrafts and the home arts.  ...
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