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  1. Chatting & Adventuring

    1. Introduce Yourself

      Say hello and tell us a little about yourself!

    2. Seeds of Adventure

      Food for thought, articles related to exploring creativity, bits of ideas that may lead somewhere fun...

    3. General Chat

      Have at it.

    4. Sharing Saturdays

      Saturdays are for sharing a creative win from the week that's ended. Bragging encouraged!

    5. Podcast

      Notes and discussions related to the Mighty Creative podcast.

    6. Resource Library Conversations

      For each download available to members in the Resource Library, there's a topic here for discussion. Show off what you make, ask questions, join others who are working on a similar project, etc.

  2. Make, Learn, Share

    1. Art

      Drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, sculpture, etc.

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    2. Fiber Arts

      Knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, felting, etc.

    3. Jewelry

      Beading, wire, metalwork, etc.

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    4. Paper

      Lettering, bookbinding, printing, origami, quilling, etc.

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    6. Stitching

      Embroidery, cross stitch, sashiko, mending, etc.

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    9. Writing

      Creative writing, essay writing, any kind of writing writing.

  3. Online Class Groups

    1. Daily Making Jumpstart

      The Jumpstart is a 14-day guide to establishing a daily creative habit.

  4. Patreon Members' Group

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    2. Ask a Question, Answer a Question

      Tuesdays (and all days!) are for sharing what we know and for asking fellow adventurers for advice, information or help.

    3. Bold+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Details and discussion regarding upcoming and past video chats for Patreon members at the $3-and-up level.

    4. Dauntless+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Patreon members at the $5-and-up level have a second video chat each month. Details and discussion about it right here.

    5. Audacious+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Patreon members at the $10-and-up level have a third video chat each month. Details and discussion about it right here.

    6. Schmancy Resources Conversations

      Each Schmancy Resource has its own topic in here. Share your photos, ask questions, explore your experience!

  5. A Month of Weaving

    1. Event Details, Polls, Questions

      General info about Weaving Month, including invitations to ask for help, offer help, and make suggestions.

    2. Getting Started

      For those of us about to weave for the first(ish) time and for those of us coming back to weaving after a long hiatus, this is where to start. Info about making simple looms, basic techniques, etc.

    3. Warp-Along

      The yarn that's wrapped from one end of a loom to the other to form the background of a weaving is called the warp. The way to warp a loom varies according to the type of loom being used. For some weavers, especially beginners, warping their loom can be an intimidating step. So we're going to warp our looms together!

    4. Patterns, Instructions and Tutorials

      This is the place for sharing projects (links to patterns or instructions, or posts with your own instructions) and tutorials (links and actual tutorials themselves). If you have ever woven anything before, you have things to teach members who are less experienced. Don't be shy!

    5. Sharing Progress and FOs

      Show off your progress and/or your finished objects!

  6. So Meta

    1. Features & How To's

      Things you can do here on the site, and in some cases how to do them.

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  7. Club Forums

    1. NaNoWriMo Adventurists NaNoWriMo Starts Nov 1! Are you ready?!

      I'm never ready. Some nanowrimo writers are excited for midnight to hit tonight and start typing furiously, high on book expectations.

      Not me. I'm a leisurely get up, get coffee, think deep thoughts, more coffee and then start trying to get a daily word count of 1600-ish words to stay on schedule for 50,000 by the end of November.

      Does this resonate with you? Let's aim to be slightly more prepared to jump in to nanowrimo!

      Here's some resources to check out:

      @Kim Werker reminded me about beat sheets https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/ a plot structure template

      @Kim Werker shared a great quiz https://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/183871423531/whats-the-best-nanowrimo-writing-schedule-for I'm a write in the margins person, grab those word snippets through my busy day any way I can! Figure out how best to schedule this month instead of forcing an unrealistic schedule

      Nano Prep 101 - great tips here on how to get yourself ready. Their schedule started in september but it's like the pirate code - just a suggestion 😉

      Get excited! 


    2. NaNoWriMo Adventurists Daily Word Counts

      How do you keep up? What happens when you fall behind? Do you ever do more than your word counts? How? Here's the place to post your best practices, problems and/or tips!

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    4. NaNoWriMo Adventurists Motivation

      Post motivational quotes, share pictures and stories to help get us through this next month!


    5. The Holidays Forum

      All the talk of holiday making.

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    7. NaNoWriMo Adventurists WE MADE IT!

      Last day of NANOWRIMO! Hopefully you got some words done, added to your outlines, fleshed out some characters and had some productive momentum to your novel. 

      For my part, I have my habit of 200 words a day that I managed to stick to and plan to keep moving on, I created a full outline and created some characters.

      Congratulations! You did it!

      There's still some time to add some words 😉

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    • Year of Making Ebook 2020
      Throughout a Year of Making, you make something every day. Nothing major – not, like, a masterpiece or anything (not that masterpieces are unwelcome). Just something. Anything. A row of knitting, mac and cheese from a box, half an earring.

      Whatever your motivation to commit to a Year of Making, this ebook is a starting point to help you figure out what you want to get out of it – what you want to make, what you want to learn, what you want to achieve – and to keep track of all you make.

      What you'll get:

      Loads of tips and tales to convince you that making a creative habit does not have to be hard

      35-page PDF updated for 2020

      9 worksheets designed for printing

      Links to very nifty things

      An exploration of what a Year of Making could do and/or mean for you

      Notes about my amazing, transformative (not to be melodramatic or anything) experience with my first Year of Making

      An invitation to join in, with loads of encouragement

      Note: This listing is for a digital file, not for a physical book. When you're through checking out, you'll be walked through how to download your ebook.

      **Remember to use the hashtag #yearofmaking2020 whenever you post about what you make!**
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    • Hi all. I sent this out to our Patreon members earlier today, and while I said in that note that I would be raising the topic in the forums today in a way that implied I'd write something different, I realize now that writing something different is silly, so I'm simply pasting the same message here.

      This is absolutely open for conversation, but it is not open, as will become clear when you get to the end, to arguments against the basic tenet that all people must enjoy the ability to live as they choose to live and not only to do so safely, but in a manner that enables them to thrive.

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    • I figured I'd try to start a thread to see if I could break it. 😉 Here's a little Q&A that might be fun to introduce ourselves:

      My name is _____.

      I live in or around ___________.

      I go by _________ on Facebook.

      Other places/accounts you can find me on (Instagram, Twitter, Ravelry)...

      Crafty/Make-y stuff I do...

      Other things I like are.....

      Why'd I join?


      And now my answers:

      My name is Corrie!

      I live in or around Omaha, Nebraska. I'm originally an Air Force kid from all over, but landed in DC, then move here for my husband in 2005.

      I go by  Corrie Oberdin on Facebook.

      Other places/accounts you can find me on (Instagram, Twitter, Ravelry)... Instagram: corriemakes365; Ravelry: Corrie

      Crafty/Make-y stuff I do...Knitting, spinning, crocheting, drawing, collaging, and I just made my first soap and uh-oh, that might be a thing.

      Other things I like are.....yoga, aerial (right now approximately 60% of my brain is taken up by this - I used to scroll through Instagram looking at yarn, now I scroll through instagram looking at aerialists and my husband asked me if I was planning to join the circus), reading, not being stuck in the snow, hiking, going on adventures with my kids.

      Why'd I join? I joined because I got SO MUCH out of the Daily Making Jumpstart that this seemed like the obvious next step! I work on my own, usually from my dining room table, and my regular contact with adults who aren't my husband is limited to yoga/aerial class and my clients. So this is a great way to engage with other people.


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