Friday, January 25, 2013

DIY eBook Case Tutorial- Make a home for your Kindle, Nook, or iPad

If you own a kindle that predates the new Kindle Paperwhite, then you know how difficult it is to read at night. If you own any eBook device, you know that the cases (the nicer ones) can be ridiculously expensive and not accommodating for a book light.

I have a solution for you...

In my new, video tutorial I can guide you through the creation of your own eBook holder. It doesn't cost much and I have received many compliments on my FAMILY OF MAN version (which is looking quite beat up! I do not recommend using a black page for where your thumb will rest on the device's page turner. As you can see from mine, it wears away from use!)

Wasn't Steinbeck dreamy?!

Too lazy to make your own but love the idea?
Keep your hands clean, save time, and support another artist: go here or here on etsy to purchase a pre-made one.

On to the video!

DIY eBook Case Tutorial- Make a home for your Kindle, Nook, or iPad from Heather Rigney on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Writing Prompt: The Strange Life of Objects

What has this chandelier witnessed? Is it so juicy you would just die to read it?

Create a voice for an inanimate object. What would you choose? Would you choose something intimate, like, perhaps a box of condoms?

While driving the other day, I heard writer, Simon Rich discussing his new book, THE LAST GIRLFRIEND ON EARTH: AND OTHER LOVE STORIES. I was laughing out loud at his excerpts and was delighted to find a sample on NPR’s website. (Go on. Click the link back there. Read the excerpt and get back to me…)

Rich, for those not in the know, is the second youngest writer for Saturday Night Live. His newest book explores the awkwardness of relationships through a series of short stories. The book is divided into three sections: Boy Meets Girl, Boy Gets Girl, and Boy Loses Girl. Although I have not read the entire book yet, I am delighted at the unique approach Rich takes in tackling his subject matter.

So, based on the genius of Simon Rich…what object would you choose, dear writer? And what would you write? An inspirational poem from the point of view of a tissue? Perhaps, a love story based on one of the objects in the bottom of the produce drawer in your refrigerator? What about a sci-fi short from the perspective of your favorite accessory?

These shoes have seen things...strange things.

Let me know how it turns out, dear writer…

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