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Book Accessories

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While I’m a fan of e-books and my Kindle is second only to my laptop in favorite devices, I still LOVE book marks. Since I still read print books, I do need them. But I also use book marks in my calendar (I just CAN’T use an electric one – I have heard the praises of google calendar and all the other wonderful ones but I just can’t give up my paper one), my journal, and my cookbooks.

I may have a ‘slight’ weakness to really cool bookmarks…. I like all kinds. Ones with beads or charms, decorated paperclips, crocheted ones (I’ve done several of these myself), and printed ones.

Here is a sight that has some awesome printed bookmarks for sale. 184__185x455_winter-wings-owl

 

I took a 2014 things in 2014 challenge. Each week I have to get rid of 35 things and repurpose at least one item. I’m going to make these ribbon bookmarks for my repurpose item :). I’ll post pictures of how my turn out.

My repurpose project

My repurpose project

But here is a link to a sight that give step by step directions if you want make some.http://www.sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-accents/scrapbusters-embellished-ribbon-bookmarks

 

What is some of your favorite book accessories???

Headless Horsewomen Character sheet

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The Headless Horsewoman of Granli

What are they?  Women who made a deal with the witch ______________________. (I’ll fill this in when I decide what to name the witch)They are deals that benefit no one but woman making it. The witch cannot into these arrangements with women who want things like ‘better crops,’ etc. When they died she, beheaded them and uses their heads to control them. Their primary purpose is to attack those who threaten or oppose ________________________________.

All three women made a deal with the witch believing they could outsmart her or defeat her. Their story will be weaved in.

Possible opening scene is the creating of the 3rd headless horsewoman.

G: They lack goals of their own – they are now mindless creatures controlled by the witch. Before death it would have varied. But it was their ‘selfish’ goals that lead to them becoming a headless horsewoman.

M: None

C: None

Purpose in the story ~ They add to the witch’s character. They are a sign of her power. They provide hindrance to the hero/heroine

Description:

Horse – when their hooves strike the ground flames erupt. They are black with glowing orange eyes. They are living things – born of evil.

Women –

Bella – the first to make a deal with the witch.  Has served the witch for ___ years. She wields a mace with a fireball on the end. Her dress is royal blue velvet – rumored to be the color her eyes once were. She was known to be the most beautiful woman of all of Crencher. She married King Trivent of Brooly, even though she had money nor was she from royalty. It is said he was so taken by her looks he ignored all protocol to make her his Queen. Even when she died, she remained flawless in her looks.

Lyana – the second to make a deal with the witch. Has served the witch for ____ years.  She wields a flaming sword. She wears a pale purple peasant style top and black riding breeches. Men were unable to resist her charms and gave her lavish gifts so she never had to marry. Her treasure is believed to hidden. There are many rumors as to where.

Greta – she is beheaded in the story. Her deal was that the King of Kontar would never desire anyone but her. He would never be able to deny her anything if she said please. When she is brought to the witch following the death of the king – because the wish is no longer in effect, she will have long flowing red hair. She will be wrinkled and a crone like but on the king’s deathbed he rants of her beauty. She tries to wiggle out of dying by claiming the King gave her the kingdom to rule. It doesn’t matter because that was not the wish.

Tomorrow, it’s the updated map and where my world is going. I’d love to hear any input

 

Do You Know Tuesday?

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Tuesday’s are going to be reserved for young adult authors or reader interviews 🙂 I thought I’d start out with me since it has been awhile since this blog has been really active. The general theme of Tuesday’s are going to be “10 Did you Know?”

My favorite summer hang-out

My favorite summer hang-out

I even take my chapters to edit

I even take my chapters to edit

#1 Tasarla Romaney is a pen name.
Why???
First, because I wanted something to reflect the genre I was writing (hi-fantasy)
Second, I had a day job until this summer and my writing was an escape from that world. I thought a pen name would help keep it separate.
#2 I love cartoon movies and the SyFy movies like Sharknado
#3 My favorite time of the year is summer and the beach but I live coooolllld Northern Michigan
#4 I have a personal goal to make a blanket every month for Linus Project
#5 My favorite fantasy author – Terry Brooks
#6 I jump and scream like the cartoon women whenever I see a mouse
#7 I ‘collect’ quotes and currently my favorite is ~ So hold on, never let go of your dreams. You’ll see the magic. Believing is where it begins. –Disney Fairies
#8 I live in a 150 year house, with hard wood floors, French doors separating the rooms, and a large claw tub in the master bath (the greatest for bubble baths)
#9 I have to have music on all the time. I listen to Iheart radio currently my top played stations are Lana Del Rey, Star Wars (movie & TV themes), and Open for the Summer
#10 – My biggest secret??? I would buy a single chocolate donut and sit in the car and eat it so I didn’t have share with my kiddos 🙂
If you are an author OR a reader and would like to share “10 Did You Know”, please either e-mail me at tasarlaromaney@gmail.com or leave me a comment.
Thanks for stopping by!