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Story Graphics: Theme Collage

Story Graphics: Theme Collage

Story Graphic- Theme CollageContinuing on in my (somewhat infrequent) story graphics series, let’s talk about one of my favorite things to make: Theme collages! These can be a fabulous way to visually brainstorm your project from all angles (character, setting, conflict, you name it). I particularly love to make collages for my fantasy stories, because there are so many pretty pictures to choose from.

For maximum brainstorming effectiveness, I recommend putting on your story playlist (or a playlist of fitting music), getting a cup of tea, and snuggling down to put all this together. The music in particular really helps!

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General Writing Update (CampNaNoWriMo)

General Writing Update (CampNaNoWriMo)

Today is the end of CampNaNoWriMo, normal NaNoWriMo’s more fun cousin! For those of you who are my parents, that acronym stands for “National Novel Writing Month,” and every November writers from around the world try to (as the name implies) write 50,000 words in a month. In CampNaNo, it’s basically the same idea—except that you can set your own wordcount goals.

So, needless to say, this month has been full to the brim with writing. I finished with about 60,000 words, spread across four different projects. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve gotten done (with bonus excerpts!):

The Great Tanboor Trade

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Creative Stories Update

Creative Stories Update

It’s been a while since I did a blog entry rounding up my various stories, so here ’tis! Below the cut you will find updates on my various creative projects (5 of them now!) and some pretty pictures.

 

Blessings ([Series names] #1)

(Clearly I’m still having a hard time pinpointing the series name, even though I wrote about forever ago.)

After a lengthy talk with my writing friend and brain twin Annie, I realized that the beginning of the book could be streamlined and made about 100% better through the extra work. I’ve since completed the huge rewrites (and cut around 10k from the beginning), and several sources confirm that the results are very promising!

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