Does it ever seem like you have all of these ideas but you can’t seem to bring them to life? I’ve been having a problem lately with my mind. It keeps producing ideas faster than I can write them down. I guess it’s a blessing and a curse at the same time. This has always been a big problem for me. I get so passionate about something I get half way through writing and then something else pops into my head. It constantly happens. Is this normal? How do some of you more experienced writers stay focused on one story at a time. My mind right now is all over the place. Any tips on keeping ideas organized?
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You may (or may not) have noticed the intermittent, yet ongoing, production from my studio. There was the fabric dyeing day, followed by multiple screen printing sessions using my old thermofax machine to burn screens. Now, I’m finally turning the printed and dyed fabric into blank journals and sketchbooks.
The books have soft covers that I create by attaching the fabrics to Pellon Fuse-n-Shape, a thick, iron on interfacing that gives the covers some thickness without making them too thick. The binding is a variation of the coptic stitch and sewing over tapes. I like this binding because it leaves the spine exposed, and allows the visible stitches to become part of the aesthetics of the finished book. This binding is also sturdy and allows the book to lie…
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I don’t know about any of you, but I used to despise authors who killed off main characters. How could they, right? Especially if those characters are part of a series and the readers get so emotionally attached to them. It seems despicable!
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