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How to Outline Using the 3-Act Structure

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of sharing the spotlight with the illustrious Bruce Coffin during a reading at Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook. The new space there is beautiful, the audience was great, and – as an … Continue reading

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How to Make Kombucha, Nectar of the Gods

Hi all, Jen Blood here. I’ve been happily buried in homesteading biz over the past several months, and thought I would take a moment here to talk about one of my favorite aspects of the Make-Your-Own lifestyle: fermentation, defined by … Continue reading

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Jen Returns…With a New Book

It’s been a wild summer out here in Phippsburg, between family visits and home renovations that I was pretty sure would never, ever end (the home reno, not the family visits). I’m very pleased to announce that, despite the fervent … Continue reading

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The Mysteries That Got Me Hooked on Reading

I came across a box of books from my childhood the other day while going through stuff in my mom’s garage. Aside from the favorites my mom saved from when I was wee – The Diggingest Dog, Peter Rabbit, Winnie … Continue reading

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Wildlife in Our Own Backyard

It’s no secret that I’m a huge animal lover. Whether it’s cats, dogs, cows, or porcupines (oh, how I love the porcupine – despite unpleasant encounters we’ve had with past pups of mine), my heart goes a little aflutter whenever … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said: The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue

I’ve been doing a pile of editing recently for authors of all ages, many from other countries. One of the things that always surprises me at these times is just how confused many seem to be about the mechanics of … Continue reading

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Veganuary Potato Leek Soup for a Snowy Sunday

As you may or may not know, January is known in some circles these days as “Veganuary” – a month when carnivores the world over attempt to give up meat for thirty-one long days. We already keep a mostly vegan … Continue reading

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