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Make Your Own Natural Homemade Gifts

Posted about 7 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with beeswax, candles, crafts, DIY, essential oils, handmade gifts, Healthy, homemade soaps, natural, Natural Beauty Products and natural cleaners

Make your own natural, homemade beauty products and cleansers - they make great gifts too!

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Handmade Gift Ideas for People Who Love Crocheting, Knitting and Stitching

Posted about 19 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with Amigurumi, crochet, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, felting, handmade gifts, holidays, Hygge, knit, knitting, patterns, sew, sewing, stitch and stitching

Crochet, knit and sew heartfelt gifts year-round.

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Writing Craft: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror and Everything In Between

Posted about 20 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, creative writing, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, storytelling, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn more about writers and the craft of writing with these great resources featuring a host of amazing authors including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pullman and many more.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted about 27 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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Learn More About Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, children, illustrators, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, publishers, writing and Young Adult

Resources for individuals interested in writing and publishing a book for children or young adults.

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Find Information You Can Trust with GVRL

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Research and Resources | Tagged with authors , Databases, eBooks, Gale Virtual Reference Library, GVRL, historic figures, information literacy, musicians and sport figures

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) provides digital access to a variety of quality eBooks geared towards students, researchers, professionals and general readers.

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