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Easton Baby Afghan Pattern Crochet pattern by Peachtree Cottage | Crochet Patterns

Description<p>A gorgeous, handmade, keepsake baby afghan would make a perfect baby shower gift or an heirloom to be passed down through the family. It …

Crochet

Introduction to Mosaic Crochet Techniques + Beginner Tutorial

Introduction to Mosaic Crochet<p>Mosaic Crochet is an old technique that has it’s useful purpose for today’s crocheter. It is the art form of putting …

Seamless Amigurumi Finish Tutorial

When I started making amigurumi, I was disappointed with the lumpy finish at the end of my amigurumi. The ends of my amigurumi ended up with large …

Yarn

Crochet Linked Stitch

I recently used this stitch as the border for the polka dot blanket. I wanted to explain it in detail in a stitches only post in case you would like …

Yarn

Dreamcatcher Mandala Circular Vest Crochet Pattern

Materials:<p>2 (3, 3) Cakes of Mandala Yarn (Weight 3)<p>F 3.75mm Crochet Hook (G 4.50mm Crochet Hook, H 5.00mm Crochet Hook)<p>Yarn Needle<p>Sizes:<p>Small …

Yarn

AI finds solar system with 8 planets like ours - World

MIAMI - A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial …

Recipe: Make-Ahead Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Make-Ahead Eggnog French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>1 loaf challah or brioche (about 16 ounces), cut into 1-inch thick slices <br>4 tablespoons …

Recipe: Creamy Cheesecake Cookies

Creamy Cheesecake Cookies<p>Makes 24 cookies<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/2 teaspoon baking powder <br>1/2 teaspoon baking soda <br>1/4 teaspoon salt <br>1/2 cup …

THE SLOW COOKER PINEAPPLE CHICKEN THAT YOU’LL NEVER STOP EATING

<i>Ingredients:</i><p>– 1 cup pineapple juice<p>– 1/2 cup chicken broth<p>– 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed<p>– 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce<p>– 3 cloves garlic, …

Fierce Little Dragon Crochet pattern by Lucy Collin | Crochet Patterns

Video Tutorial: Corner to Corner Crochet for Total Beginners

<i>In this corner to corner crochet video tutorial, we’ll learn the basic corner to corner stitch including how to increase in c2c and how to decrease</i> …

Yarn

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Creative Writing

Human Brain Contains a Multi-Dimensional Universe Within, According to Latest Research

A sensational discovery has been made by experts as scientists have found that the human brain is home to structures and shapes that have up to 11 …

Humanity

Scientists confirmed the theory behind the quantum networks of the future

Quantum Light Analysis<p>Quantum theory predicts entanglement; that huge numbers of atoms can be intertwined due to quantum forces, across distances, or …

How to watch the total solar eclipse

Don't live near the path of totality? No problem! You can livestream the big event.<p>If you will be outside the path of totality, stuck inside at work, or under overcast skies for Monday's total solar eclipse, it doesn't mean you need to miss the celestial show. There will be plenty of ways to …

South Carolina

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

5 types of dialogue your novel needs

Dialogue is a key part of any character-driven novel. What characters say and how/why/when/where they say it is revealing. Read 5 types of dialogue …

Creative Writing

Earth’s newest cloud is terrifying

In 2014, I spoke with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, about his quixotic mission: to get recognition for a new category of cloud called the “undulatus asperatus.” For years, individuals from across the world had been sending him pictures of the unusual …

World Meteorological Organization

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Creativity

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Disability

J.K. Rowling’s Top Tricks for Working Magic With Your Writing

One of the most miraculous aspects of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is that it’s just so darn big. If you’re an aspiring author, you may wonder just …

Books

How to improve anything you write in 2 minutes

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.<p>Delete the word "that"<p>The word "that" can be removed from your writing at least 90% of the time, and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.<p><b>Example:</b> "You believe that I'm lying, but …

Marketing

Character description examples: 7 lessons from famous books

Character description examples from major authors give us useful lessons in how to write characters. Here are 7 character sketches from famous novels …

Creative Writing

9 ways to conquer writer's block

In the writing process, there will be a time when you get stuck and can't write. It may be anxiety, a boring topic, self-criticism or something else …

Creative Writing

So You Want to Become a Writer

I want to to challenge you to stop dreaming, stop procrastinating, and finally decide to become a writer.<p>Are you with me?<p><b>Introducing Becoming …

Writing

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

If we want to create memorable protagonists, we have to remember their purpose in our stories. Last week I wrote about the four main characters and …

Creative Writing

5 character background writing tips: Better backstory

Learning how to write a backstory requires balancing present and past narration. What is backstory? The simplest backstory definition is ‘a history …

Writing

Short Story Shortcuts: Make A Big Impact With Fewer Words

To successfully write short fiction, you need to make a big impact in as few words as possible. So every choice you make as an author needs to be …

Creative Writing

5 Tools to Give You a Running Jump Over Writer’s Block

There is nothing worse than the blank page, or screen. It stares back at you. Mocks you. It seems to laugh like it’s ticklish at every attempt you make to write a word on it. In doing research for our book, <i>The Net and The Butterfly</i>, we learned how the brain achieves breakthroughs. Your brain’s …

F(r)iction’s Winter 2017 Literary Contests

Contest Submissions TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. There are four submission categories: 1) creative …

Creative Writing