Category Archives: making things

Marmalade Oatmeal Layer Cake

Low (lower than many, anyway!) in saturated fats, lactose-free Flax seed egg substitute: First, make egg substitute. This recipe needs three eggs. You can substitute as many as you like, depending on your needs. I usually use one egg and … Continue reading

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A lower-than-most-in-saturated-fats, allegedly-Irish Fruitcake

This has nothing to do with writing, nor with the books in the Blackdog world. If you’ve come across it while looking for slightly-healthier cake recipes, I hope you enjoy it. If you’re also a reader of fantasy, you might … Continue reading

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Casting On. Again.

Well, the epic sweater continues to share its uncanny kinship with my writing process. (“Out of cheese error, redo from start …” as Pratchett’s Hex would declare. If there’s ever a literary award for most drafts of a published novel, … Continue reading

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Not epic fantasy but an epic sweater

Why is it epic? Well, it’s dense, complex, consists of many interlaced strands, and is not something you knock off in an evening. It has also been restarted several times, showing more similarity to my writing method than I like … Continue reading

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Home-Made E-Reader Case

I was recently given a second-hand ereader/mini-tablet (the plan being to buy ebooks instead of trade paperbacks, and thus to prevent bookquakes in the study), but when I decided I’d better get a case for it, to prevent it being … Continue reading

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