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Ok, folks, here's the deal:  one NaNoWriMo* tip for writers is to have a "trigger" for one's writing sessions.  Something that signals to the creative portion of the brain, "Hey, it's writing time!"  Some people wear funky hats, or use a particular pencil, or visit a specific coffee shop with their laptop.  In my case, I've been listening to music by Peter Crowley on Youtube.

Peter Crowley is 21-year-old guy from France who composes epic fantasy music.  And it truly is epic.  This music encompasses sub-genres of Celtic, Pirate, Adventure, and even "Symphonic Folk Metal" (yes, you read that right).  He uses sound libraries of actual instrument recordings, so everything sounds phenomenal and authentic.  As if that wasn't enough, while he offers his music for sale, many of his songs are available for non-commercial free use with proper credit, too.

Seriously, if you're in a creative rut, listen to some of Peter's music.  If it doesn't inspire you to great and wondrous things in your art/writing, nothing will.

Here's my favorite:



Some of the others I like are "Epic Celtic Music - Medieval Anthem," "Epic Celtic Music - Wolf Blood (by Adrian Von Ziegler)," "Epic Pirate Music - Escaping the Kraken," and "Epic Adventure Music - The Kingdom Above the Sky."  These are only a small number of the great songs by this composer.  You can easily spend hours browsing and listening to his song list.  Please check out his Youtube account - you won't be sorry you did!

*See my previous post for details on NaNoWriMo:  Happy October!
Wow, is it October already?  Where did the time go?  Only two more months until Christmas - that's a freaky thought!  (I need to get cracking on my Christmas shopping!)

I have decided to use October as my NaNoWriMo* month this year.  November is the "official" month, but with Thanksgiving and several family birthdays taking place in November, I know I'd never get it done in time.  (It also has one fewer day than October, so I'm milking this month for the extra day, lol.)  Once I know who my characters are and what they look like, I intend to post some pictures of them here.

*For those of you not in-the-know "NaNoWriMo" is an abbreviation for "National Novel Writing Month."  A bunch of slightly crazy people commit to writing a 50,000-word story in the span of just one month.  It's not meant to be a fabulous piece of material that jumps to the top of the bestseller list overnight, but rather proof to ourselves that we can actually WRITE A NOVEL if we just psych ourselves up and DO it.  The polishing and rewriting can come later, if we so choose, but for most of us, the joy is in the doing.  For more info, visit the NaNoWriMo official website:  nanowrimo.org or read No Plot?  No Problem! by Chris Baty.
She-cyclops and She-ep by gingersketches
She-cyclops and She-ep
Dumb title is dumb, lol =P

I was browsing through an old sketchbook last night, and I found a sketch of this female cyclops there (next to an ambiguous blob that I think was supposed to be a sheep, but apparently I had lost interest).  I really liked the way she looked, so I decided to finish the sketch and upload it here on dA.  This is one of my more detailed backgrounds, which isn't saying a lot, but at least I'm trying ;)




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Dryad in a Tree by gingersketches
Dryad in a Tree
As the title says, this is a dryad in a tree.  I like to think she lives there, and if she feels she's in danger, she can cause moss and ivy to grow over the hole so it disguises the entrance to her home.  Oh, and the tree is larger inside than it looks :meow:
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Um, did I mention here on dA that I got engaged?

'Cuz I did :iconteheplz:
Ok, folks, here's the deal:  one NaNoWriMo* tip for writers is to have a "trigger" for one's writing sessions.  Something that signals to the creative portion of the brain, "Hey, it's writing time!"  Some people wear funky hats, or use a particular pencil, or visit a specific coffee shop with their laptop.  In my case, I've been listening to music by Peter Crowley on Youtube.

Peter Crowley is 21-year-old guy from France who composes epic fantasy music.  And it truly is epic.  This music encompasses sub-genres of Celtic, Pirate, Adventure, and even "Symphonic Folk Metal" (yes, you read that right).  He uses sound libraries of actual instrument recordings, so everything sounds phenomenal and authentic.  As if that wasn't enough, while he offers his music for sale, many of his songs are available for non-commercial free use with proper credit, too.

Seriously, if you're in a creative rut, listen to some of Peter's music.  If it doesn't inspire you to great and wondrous things in your art/writing, nothing will.

Here's my favorite:



Some of the others I like are "Epic Celtic Music - Medieval Anthem," "Epic Celtic Music - Wolf Blood (by Adrian Von Ziegler)," "Epic Pirate Music - Escaping the Kraken," and "Epic Adventure Music - The Kingdom Above the Sky."  These are only a small number of the great songs by this composer.  You can easily spend hours browsing and listening to his song list.  Please check out his Youtube account - you won't be sorry you did!

*See my previous post for details on NaNoWriMo:  Happy October!

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I am a Christian, a homeschool graduate, and a cancer survivor. I have been drawing since 9th grade, and I enjoy playing classic video games and watching black-and-white movies. I currently work at my local library six days a week, and am in constant danger of drowning in the books I check out. I'm also engaged to a pretty amazing guy. I thank God every day for these blessings.

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:iconthankyouforthellama: as well :aww: :dummy:
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You're welcome! :pat:
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Thanks for the llama. :hug:
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And thanks for the llama in return! :highfive:
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Thank you for the :llama: Llama

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Happy Birthday
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Many thanks!  I am a dummy! 
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Happy birthday, Ginger!
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