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My mother and sister have recently completed a superb collaborative project. Megan Kerr wrote Rope of Words over a period of five years, most of which it spent in the drawer, in various stages of disrepair. She finished it in 2012, when it won the British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition. Lin Kerr used the story to create an illustrated book with 14 watercolours of models drawn from life and then stylised. She also designed a font called Elva which you can see on the book cover.

The story is about a woman and her lover who collected words. The Woman lost both her words and her lover and spends the rest of the story looking for them (vowing never to cut her hair until a reunion). She had to find her words to get back to her lover. If you love words, illustrations and beautifully printed books, then put Rope of Words on your Christmas list, or even better treat yourself now.

It is being sold as a limited first edition of 600 copies, numbered and signed by the author and the artist and has full-colour artwork printed on fine paper and is hand bound. The price is £15 and can be bought from Rope of Words Website.

“With some customers she bartered for hours, word for word; others would pop in for a quick word in the lunchtime rush and never consider the cost. She even sold misspellings in a bargain bucket – wikkid, lite, fink, alrite – which the teenagers bought until someone from advertising came in and snapped up the lot.

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WritersGreenHouseKickstarter-cover_largeMy sister, Megan Kerr, an author and editor is aiming to publish The Writers’ Greenhouse: Story Elements which is a book of games and activities to assist creative writing and for writers’ group. It is fun, creative process-learning based around key elements of story architecture and will help writers learn new principles, try fresh approaches, and collaborate. The finished book will have 50+ hours of writing activities and because they’re photocopiable, you only need one copy between your writers’ group or for your classes.

To raise funds, she is launching it through Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a new way of funding projects, using crowd-funding. You pledge an amount (as little as £5.00) towards the project in return for a reward – different amounts have different rewards. It’s totally risk-free. If the project gets its funding goal, you get your reward. If it doesn’t, you aren’t charged. Visit the Kickstarter page to watch the video, find out all the details, and see the different rewards on offer. The deadline is 11 May 2013: back the project before then to make it happen!