November 2018 Newsletter

Some Highlights from November 2018 and some upcoming news for December 2018.

I got 8,185 words written, so about 40,000 words short. I feel like this story has a lot going for it and I still really want to explore where these characters are going to take me but I need to do much more research to build them a proper world to live in.

Writing Workshops
Speaking of writing, I’ve joined a writing group at Book Suey in Hamtramck. We’ve had one meeting so far but the next one will be a critique. I’m one of the first writers on the list to be critiqued. I’d rather submit something I’ve already written than write something new. The thing I’d really like to work on with my writing in the coming year is deep editing and rewrites. My novella might be too much for a first group critique so I think I’ll submit some short fiction, one of these stories. I’ve also taken two writing workshop classes with Writers Workshops Detroit. Turbo-Powered Narratives: A Master Class with writer Desiree Cooper and This Must Be the Place: Developing Setting in Fiction with writer Kelsey Ronan.


The Featured Redbubble Item this month is: Snowflakes from the Holiday and Patterns Series


Here are the Line Art Portraits of 11 2018. The theme is #NoShaveNovember. I really like drawing beards. Maybe I’ll try to get a barber shop to showcase my beard art. If you know of any that might be interested, send ‘em my way.

Here is my sketchbook for 11 2018. Check out this video of the process.

Check out the one page zines I made of my November art.

I made a Winter Solstice themed holiday card this year. They should be arriving from the printer on Monday December 17. If you’d like one, DM or email me your address and I’ll send you one (until I run out), anywhere in the world. If you don’t want to send your address to a stranger on the internet, I have them for sale in my Redbubble store.