September 2013 archive

Mailbox Monday – September 23, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Yolanda @ Notorious Spinks Talks Bob @ Beauty in Ruins today. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. The last time I posted a mailbox was way back on August 25th – just about …

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The Mother of All Reading Slumps

For a long, long time I bragged that I did not experience reading slumps. I felt so smug. And then August of 2013 arrived. I picked up one book after the other. Some I read, some I threw down after only a few pages. Mostly I felt exhausted by the written word. It was the …

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Pillow Obsession – and a Free Tutorial

**Click on any photo in this post to view a larger size Lately I have been obsessed with making pillows. They are addictively satisfying. You can make one in a single day, if you are motivated. My friends over at Threadbias have been begging me to write a tutorial for making pillows with hidden zippers. …

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Handling the Truth with Beth Kephart

If you want to write memoir, you need to set caterwauling narcissism to the side. You need to soften your stance. You need to work through the explosives – anger, aggrandizement, injustice, misfortune, despair, fumes – toward mercy. Real memoirists, literary memoirists, don’t justify behaviors, decisions, moods. They don’t ladder themselves up – high, high, …

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