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Y. M. Nelson
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Writing, Crafting, and loving it!
Writing, Crafting, and loving it!

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After a meeting with one of my Writer’s Groups yesterday I came to this conclusion. May not be completely right, but it’s how I see it.
Writing approach
Writing approach
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Want to help choose a cover for (and get a cover sneak peak of) my upcoming novel? Take the survey here!

Want to help choose a cover for (and get a cover sneak peak of) my upcoming novel? Take the survey here! Also included is a link to request an Advanced Review Copy. https://goo.gl/forms/rOATY9JQAoxTj9jT2
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A little supplemental material for the upcoming week and long weekend….
In my reading nook
In my reading nook
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Finally! I’m back with a new DIY project! Thanks, readers for hanging in there through the blog move and waiting for the next DIY. I’ve been hinting at this on  my Instagram for a while, and I’ve also had it finished for a few weeks, but  I haven’t  been…
Footstool Upcycle
Footstool Upcycle
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The wonder of a Writer's idea notebook...

I have a short story contest deadline in a few days, and I have been wracking my brain trying to find a short enough idea for this 1250-word contest. I’m great with 10k words, but a piece that’s under 2,000 is tougher for me. (Hey, I talk a lot; I write a…
The Notebook
The Notebook
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The Author Photo in an elitist, racist, digital Age, or why I've been procrastinating getting my picture taken

So, I’m dreading the obligatory author photo, but I have now accepted the fact that I need one. If anything, I need to show people I am the one who wrote this awesome-sauce piece of literary genius. (That’s hyperbole. See how awesome a writer I am?)…
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My “Word of the Day” on Tuesday was OVERWHELMED. My target release date for the 1st installment of my Living Between Dreams series was fast approaching, and everything that I didn’t know about publishing was on my “To Do” list. How do I use this InDesign…
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Writer's Insight-Part 1 of a #selfpub journey for my first novel. #editing #bookcovers #indiepublishing

In 2017 after several rejections and the desire to get this novel out there so I can move on to Novel Two, I decided to self-publish my first novel (also the first in a trilogy). For the first 3 months of this year, I’ve been learning about, signing up…
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We have moved! Bookmark http://weekenddiygirl.wordpress.com

For the last few days, I have been moving Weekend DIY Girl to a site with her name! Welcome to WeekendDIYGirl.wordpress.com, home of all things amateur DIY.  I’ve got a different site address (and a slightly different look–but isn’t that always the…
We have moved!
We have moved!
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The first Weekend DIY Girl post for 2018! If you're not watching the SuperBowl, how about crafting a photo frame? Stained & Stenciled Photo Frame

Skill Level: Beginner Tools Needed: Wood frame (this is a 5 x 7″ size), Water-based stain (this color is “Jacobean” from Minwax), acrylic paint water-based varnish (or other water-based sealants), paint brush or rag for stain, plastic picture glass or…
Stained and Stenciled Photo Frame
Stained and Stenciled Photo Frame
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