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Creating under stressful circumstances

NOTE: This was written over a month ago, while I was still in the middle of everything. This is not where I currently am, but it is accurate of where I was.

I am, shall we say, BUSY right now.

I am doing a major renovation…

Thriving during a move

“Moving van” pulled up to the door of TH1

I’m kind of moving at the time I’m writing this.

The reason it’s only kind of is because the old location is about 120 yards away from the new location. As I’ve mentioned before, I currently live in a tiny house. We’ve spent the summer rebuilding…

And it goes on and on and on

I seem to be noticing a trend among my friends currently, all talking about how tired they are of the plague.

These are people who have, for the most part, followed the rules. They masked up. They stayed home. They’ve stood apart…

Continuing series about DIY tiling

So…after you put down your tile, what’s next?

You wait. Depending on your area, the humidity, and so on, you wait for at least twenty-four hours. Do not skimp on this time! …

Writing Sanely During Stressful Times

I write a lot of books. I also have had something of a chronic illness, making it difficult for me to write. (I’m better now than I have been. I haven’t been well enough for long enough to trust my health, though.) …

Home Improvement 101

I am not a professional tiler. Nor do I play one on TV. At best, I am a talented amateur.

However, I’ve done my fair share of tiling, and recently, tiled two floors as well as two bathroom walls, and I figured I’d talk about the experiences…

A Crafty Business

Pile of magazines

I grew up reading short fiction. My mom was a science fiction nerd, so she made sure that our library carried the subscriptions to all the trade magazines, like Asimov’s and Analog. The only time we had a subscription for magazines coming to the house was when…

Remembering coping mechanisms

In April of 2020, I wrote about coping mechanisms. While some people were turning Apocalypse 2020 into Home Economics, I turned to shop class. I built myself a beautiful patio, that I use all the time. …

The Ongoing Pandemic Response

I live in what I believe is officially termed the sticks. We aren’t rural, my close neighbors don’t have fields. But people do have a lot of land, as well as goats, chickens, alpacas, and horses. I don’t have to drive very far before I’m in…

Continuing Series on Story Structure

Monster shambling through dark woods

NOTE: This is part of a series on story structure. I will be collecting them all up and putting them into a book once I’m finished, as part of my Business for Breakfast series.

The concept of fear, and overcoming that fear, is foundational in…


Leah Cutter sold her first short story back in 1997, and continues to write and sell both her fiction and non-fiction. She supports herself with her writing.

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