Author Archives: Amanda

Review: Holly Lisle’s Writing Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck (Week 2)

Rating: Review in Progress See my final review! I was browsing Reddit, and came across an Ask Reddit thread about things Redditors will never completely get over. One story, about a writer who stopped writing due to childhood bullying touched … Continue reading

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The beginnings to short stories 11-15

Based on the “How to Write Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck” model I started several weeks ago, I’ve written the beginnings to 5 more short stories. Let me know which ones you’d be most interested to continue reading. The middles … Continue reading

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The beginnings to short stories 6-10

Based on the “How to Write Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck” model I started on Wednesday, I’ve written the beginnings to 5 more short stories. Let me know which ones you’d be most interested to continue reading. The middles happen … Continue reading

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Review: Holly Lisle’s Writing Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck

Rating: Review in Progress See my final review! I was browsing Reddit, and came across an Ask Reddit thread about things Redditors will never completely get over. One story, about a writer who stopped writing due to childhood bullying touched … Continue reading

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The cost of clearing land!

The last weekend of June, I rented a bulldozer. The company I used delievered the bull dozer to my property for $125, and I got to use up to 8 hours of dozer time for $325, and any hours over … Continue reading

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4 Tips for taking stunning before and after photos

June was a very productive month at the property! I rented a bull dozer and my parents helped my boyfriend and I clear some land. I must admit that I envisioned posting stunning before and after photos that would leave … Continue reading

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Adding machine cake

My boss is retiring next month, and my coworkers are having a going-away party for him. Since he’s an accountant, I made an adding machine cake for his farewell party. For those of you who are not familiar with such … Continue reading

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Review: The Apocolypse Sucks!

Rating: 3 Stars The Apocolypse Sucks is a graphic novel written by Peggy Chambers and illustrated by Zachary Brunner. The book is a self-proclaimed pulp mash-up, and so I went into the whole reading experience expecting a certain level of … Continue reading

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Off-the-grid hot tubs!

Everyone has that thing that makes winter bearable. For some people, it’s hot cocoa, ice skating, or vacations to Hawaii. I had a friend who bought a house with a hot tub. It was winter, and it was bitterly cold. … Continue reading

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I sewed my first thing!

I sewed a small bag for my boyfriend’s aunt who hosted us for a long weekend and took us adventuring in Juneau. The design was never written down or printed by my sewing instructor (the class came free with the … Continue reading

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