Alright, flex them fingers, sharpen them pencils, drink a pot of coffee and WRITE WRITE WRITE

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Alright, flex them fingers, sharpen them pencils, drink a pot of coffee and WRITE WRITE WRITE

I am sure that you have been seeing the ads everywhere, people madly collecting their thoughts throughout October, heads down, pens scratching out an idea.  This is the wonderful time of NaNoWriMo.  I cannot express how much I love it.  I never finished a book, I never even came close to 50,000 words, but I have learnt more in the last two years from NaNoWriMo’s books, the interviews they get, the authors who post encouragement and tips. But, the best was meeting a local group of writers who turned out to be the most wonderful, brilliant and encouraging group ever. When you sign up, you can join in on local groups write-ins, both in real life, and virtual, which is so much fun and helpful if you need that accountability.

All of the above is why this event is so immensely popular. It pulls people together, if forces you to learn, to push through, FORCE yourself to write. You may not hit the 50,000 goal, but the fact that you stuck with it makes you feel frickin fantastic.

I even managed to do the Camp NaNoWriMo this year and I hit my goal of 10,000 words! WOOPWOOP!

This year I will be doing things a little differently (and, yes, you are allowed to do things differently).  I don’t have time to do much, as I also run a small business and am trying to start printing my artwork my self, AND I have a small human who is crawling now and making me realize there is no such thing as FULLY baby-proofing a house.  So, I am going to use NaNo to write blog posts, try to finish TWO of The Cunning Crow Newspapers (read about that here) and try to start a podcast.  I might pull out my book idea if I feel like it, but I have these specific goals and I don’t want to throw to many separate projects onto my plate.

ANYWHO, I hope that you all are joining in too, and no matter what your plan is, I hope you succeed beyond your wildest expectations!!

Follow NaNoWriMo and get tips, inspiration and do the word sprints, they rock:

AND one of my favorite authors, Austin Kleon,  made a simple little calendar for your progress HERE

Join me on Twitter @trishfibs (writing account) or @wildrootsphoto (artwork) and we can follow each others progress!!

Busy Busy Summer

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Holy smokes, I have been up to a lot lately.

I have been having a blast making cool designs out of vintage images and turning them into t-shirts or home decor.  In the few hours that my Baby naps, I work on these designs, or some of my writing (more below on that).

 

Redbubble has all the designs and illustrations.

Threadless has all my clothing

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And I still have all my Landscape and Lifestyle Photography over at Society6.  This store has so much fabulous home decor items, like pillows, totes, blanket’s, rugs and clocks.


My writing is slowly, slowly improving, and I have been making a writing/art project.  It is a newspaper based in a fantastical, magical world that is hidden from normal, non-magical humans.  The paper is called The Cunning Crow, and it reports from the city of Umbra, a hidden place in the hills South West of Kamloops, British Columbia.

Issue 1 reports on The Death March Migration, Mountain Giants and how to keep Running Roses from terrorizing the neighbors yards.

Issue 2 reports on the Shadow People attacks, and interviews Hades and Calliope on their new business venture.

All the ads are created by me, and I include explanations that really help people understand the world.

The Cunning Crow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have also been writing a thriller/murder mystery. Its still developing, but I have been really enjoying fleshing this story out.

It’s about an 18 yr old who is trying to start her life again after her parents death, but finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery in the new city she moved too. I’m wanting to make the city Kamloops, but a made up Kamloops that is a massive city instead. We’ll see.

I joined the Camp NanoWriMo, which is a great source if you need encouragement, reminders and a fun way of tracking your writing numbers.  Make sure to donate to them because they do a lot of work for kids, schools etc, and NanoWriMo in November is amazing, and you can meet so many wonderful authors this way.

Anyway! Hope your days have been wonderful and productive this summer too!! thank you for stopping by and/or reading my work!!

Cheers~ Trish

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The Cunning Crow Isuue 2

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ISSUE 2 IS HERE!!!!

WOOPWOOP

Issue 2 of The Cunning Crow is now in the wild! Head over and delve into the fictional world of Umbra, where monster, aliens, magical beings and humans live together in a super awesome mash-up.

 

The Cunning CrowThe Cunning Crow: Your best source of local, multiverse, and planetary news in Central British Columbia.

The Cunning Crow is a fantasy fan-fic creation, reporting on fantastical news from a city hidden just outside Kamloops, BC, called Umbra.

I have uploaded it to Issue, from there you can flip through it like a newspaper/magazine and even download it there!

Included is a helpful guide Explanations to Help Understand the World (last page of publication), and citations/sources are HERE

I really hope you enjoy the world I have created! I aim to create a few of these papers, but it will take a while between each issue as I am still learning to write better and use Photoshop AND I have a new baby.

If you would like to be SUPER AWESOME FABULOUS you can help support this publication by ordering art prints here.  They are the ads that I created for the newspaper as stickers or art prints.

OR you can buy me a coffee/whiskey/wine/tea here 

To see all things related to my writing process, tips, and lots about fantasy/folklore/myth, follow my Blog, specifically the Categories Writing and The Cunning Crow OR my Twitter @trishfibs

THANK YOU

 

Trish

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The Cunning Crow Newspaper

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It’s finally here!

The writing/art project I have been working on for months now!

The Cunning Crow: Your best source of local, multiverse, and planetary news in Central British Columbia.

The Cunning Crow is a fantasy fan-fic creation, reporting on fantastical news from a city hidden just outside Kamloops, BC, called Umbra.

Included is a helpful guide Explanations to Help Understand the World (last page of publication), and citations/sources are HERE

I really hope you enjoy the world I have created! I aim to create a few of these papers, but it will take a while between each issue as I am still learning to write better and use Photoshop AND I have a new baby.

I have uploaded it to Issue, from there you can flip through it like a newspaper/magazine and even download it there!

If you would like to be SUPER AWESOME FABULOUS you can help support this publication by ordering art prints here.  They are the ads that I created for the newspaper as stickers or art prints.



WRITE ON! ~ Trish

Follow my writing life on Twitter @trishfibs for updates!

Edit Edit Edit

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Ok, I am done my Fantasy world Newspaper  and have begun the editing process, which, honestly, has been a lot of procrastinating for me.  I just want to post it already, but every time I start working on it…. my brain stops working. I akin it to Homers focus. Side note: while looking for this picture I found someone had made an entire post of Homers thoughts, lol. Awesome. maxresdefault

 

 

 

Anyway, here’s the collection of teaser images I have posted here or on my Twitter, and hopefully soon you will be reading the finished product. I think I am going to make it JPG or PDF’s and load it onto Deviant Art for people to read/download. The Newspaper, The Cunning Crow, reports on the hidden magical (fairy-tale characters/legends/beasts/mythological beings, alt-Earths, Planets, etc) city from a location outside of Kamloops, British Columbia.

sophies
I PRAY that most people catch onto Sophie’s hat shop…..
underworl book shoppe
An ad for Hades book store, Underworld
variant government od canada DONE
Variant is the name of the Fantasy Beings of Canada- This is the Canadian Gov. Logo

I’m going to have a cheat sheet for people so its not too confusing. It is rather hard to explain how things work via a newspaper, but I try really hard.

Anyway, send me productivity vibes!!

Write On!  ~ Trish



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