Myriorama cards are slices of landscape paintings that can be arranged in any order to form continuous scenes. They were invented in the early 19th century by the French artist, Jean-Pierre Brès, as a genteel amusement and an aid to practice drawing composition. I first heard Sir Philip Pullman recommend them for writing inspiration in his BBC… Read More
To celebrate the launch of The Secret Commonwealth, I thought I would share this deck of alethiometer cards I created. As alethiometers are even rarer in our world than in Lyra’s, I hope these cards can help you hone your skills in their stead. Click here to download the cards (ZIP) Printing Your Cards I recommend… Read More
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This November I will be participating in my 13th NaNoWriMo. If you ask me what I wrote in each previous year, whether I rebelled, whether I won, or where on earth my manuscripts are, I would have a hard time telling you. So when I say that it’s a good idea to print out this… Read More
I had been fooling myself into thinking that I was immune to the planner craze; that I wouldn’t buy a fancy file folder or spend hours decorating the pages. Then I found myself designing these stickers. My justification was that if I had a few cute, custom stickers, I wouldn’t spend so much time (oh,… Read More