Welcome to Elizabeth Lynn Casey's Cyber Sewing Circle

~A place to hang out and make new friends while talking books, friendship, sewing, and life~



I’m back after a week of being “unplugged.”

No phones. No texts. No email.

It’s amazing how much more relaxing life can be without all of that.

Which brings me to two questions for all of  you…  What’s the longest you’ve “unplugged?”  What one electronic medium could you give up completely?

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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Pieces and Bits

Bits & Pieces Time!

1) What should be your Super Hero Name? And what is your Super Power?

2) If you could be an animal for 24 hours, what would you be?

3) You could be on any beach in the world…which one would you choose?

4) You could be in any city in the world…which one would you choose?

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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Favorite Way To Spend Time

If you’re not working or doing chores, what’s your favorite way to spend a day?

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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Movie Time

Today’s question:

What’s your all-time favorite movie?

I think mine is still A FEW GOOD MEN (although I love 27 DRESSES, too).

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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The Favorite

I’m unplugging from the internet this week, but I wanted to make sure to post something each day this week so you know I haven’t forgotten you.

Today, I’m posting a book related question.

What’s your all-time favorite fiction read?

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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Cover Reveal

wedding duress_front mech.inddIn case you missed it on Facebook, this is a peek at the cover for WEDDING DURESS (Southern Sewing Circle Mystery #10).

Release date:  April 7th.

Now available for pre-order wherever you buy books.

Isn’t it an absolutely stunning cover?  I’m so excited for the release of this book!

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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Bits, Bits, and More Bits

Bits time!

1) Do you decorate for Halloween? If so, do you lean toward scary (ghosts and stuff) or happy (scarecrows etc)?

2) When you think of Autumn, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

3) Assuming a food didn’t pop in your head for #2, what’s the first food that comes to mind when you think of Autumn?

4) I saw Gravity over the weekend (better late than never, right?) and I’m curious whether you’d go into space if you could? Or would you pass?

~Elizabeth (a.k.a Laura)



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Writing prompt time!writergirl

Pick a holiday (any holiday) and let me see it (in an opening paragraph) from the perspective of a child.

Then, if you’re game, let us see the same moment from the perspective of an elderly person.

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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In The Name Of Research

Sometimes, in the course of a writing day, I must veer off to do some research.

In the case of my Amish Mysteries, that research is usually done before I start writing. I spend a few days in Lancaster County, PA. What I don’t get there, or if I come up with a question while writing, I turn to a collection of books I’ve assembled on the Old Order Amish.

In the case of my Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries, I don’t need a lot of research as these are really character-driven novels. Occasionally, I’ll need to check in with a friend on a southern fact (like what kind of bugs they might here during a particular season) or a sewing term, but that’s about it.  face-shapes

My new series (the one I’ll tell you more about as it gets closer) needs a little research on occasion. Nothing major, but little things. Case in point, facial shapes. I needed this information for a scene I was writing yesterday and stumbled across this very helpful chart on the right. I got what I needed for the book, worked it into the chapter I was writing, and then found myself going back to the chart for my own purposes.

I spent some time trying to decide if my face was round (even pulled out a tape measure and made sure my width and length didn’t match). I ruled out heart-shaped, diamond, square, and long pretty quickly. Using my hands on the sides of my face, I think I’ve decided I’m oval.

Of course that led me to do a search on hairstyles for oval faces…

Yes, my hair stylist will be seeing me before the week is over. :)

Have you ever researched something for a job that you ended up revisiting for personal reasons?

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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The Lowdown on Books

I’ve got another series of questions for you today, only these ones are centered around books.

1) What percentage do you read regular books to E-books?

2) Why for # 1?

3) What do you see are pros and cons to regular books and E-books?

~Elizabeth (a.k.a. Laura)

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