BIW Summer Brouhaha 2016

Last year was the first edition of BIW Summer Brouhaha. Basically we threw most of the usual rules of our regular monthly Book-in-a-Week (BIW) challenges out the window and planned some intense writing all summer long. It went over so well we are doing it again this summer. When is the Summer Brouhaha From June…

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The Web Issue

Last week I received an email from Baihley Grandison, the Assistant Editor of Writer’s Digest, letting me know that Book-in-a-Week.com (BIW) had been selected for the “101 Best Website for Writers” May/June 2016 issue of Writer’s Digest. The Web Issue. This was exciting news of course but I wanted to let it sink in before…

Barbie Gets a New Look

I still have most of my Barbie dolls from childhood. They are packed away in a box in the basement but without looking I can tell you they are all blonde hair and blue eyes. Growing up I really didn’t consider my doll’s appearance too much because I was also blonde hair and blue eyed….

Babs Fall Shopping Tour

Babs Fall Shopping Tour

Through the next four months, Vancouver plus size clothing designer Babs will be featured at a number of Signatures “fine craft shows”. If you happen to be in the area you can check out her latest fashions and make a few additions to your fall and winter wardrobe. Babs Fall Shopping Tour (2015) Medicine Hat Fall into…

100 Years of Fashion

Mode.com made a 2:39 minute time lapsed video that shows some quick clothing and make-up changes on a regular size model. Each change jumps ahead to a new look ten years down the road; beginning in 1915 and ending in 2015. Just for balance they also did one for men so I thought I would…