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Hold 'Em and Fold 'Em: Nine Book-Inspired Origami Projects

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Whether you’ve got an hour to kill, or you just want to keep your hands busy during a class you’re totally listening to, origami can’t be beat. So in honour of Origami Day, here is a roundup of literature-inspired crafts for your nimble fingers.

Bookish Crochet for Lazy Days

While there is nothing better than a day spent reading, sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own and insist on being kept busy. To keep your own digits occupied, pop in an audiobook and try out some of these crochet projects.

Harry Potter fans do not need to be limited to crocheting scarves. (1) The Golden Snitch from Inner Child Crochet is unexpected and is great for the advanced beginner.

If you are looking for something a little more eye catching (2) Luna Lovegood's Earrings from Thread-Bear are just the thing.

Twilight lovers will appreciate (3) the Bella Swan La Push Crochet Hat from Jenn Likes Yarn. This cute topper will keep your head warm while you study up on vampire lore.

Star Wars obsessives must check out (4) the Yub Nub Scoodie from Tiny Purrs. Channel your inner Ewok with this project that is part hoodie, part scarf, and completely clever.

Some Of Our Favorite Pieces of Miss Peregrine Fan Art

 
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Fanart’s been pretty big here on the interwebz for a while now, so we figured it was our turn to get in the action. What better way to start than through some shameless self promotion? Here are some of our favorite works of fanart for--that’s right, you guessed it--Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

NaNoWriMo: The Central Story Problem, or, All I Needed to Know About Plot I Learned in Third Grade

Greetings, NaNo-nauts! How goes it? Typing? Scribbling? Yawning from too many nights scratching your head over what the crud is going to happen next in this damn story? Never fear, because this week, we're going old school—as in elementary, my dear writers.

Ten Authors And Their "Other" Jobs

Bios of many of today's young authors reveal how they went to school to craft their writing into something that would eventually put them on best seller lists. Or at least get them some nice prizes and recognition.

But pursuing authorship as a career is relatively new. Most superstar authors were doing other things before and even during the time their writings hit print.

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