Zo's First Story Retcon Collage

So I haven’t put any more words on paper, but I’ve figured out the major problem with the first story/chapter which was two-fold:
1. Zo wasn’t doing anything except trying to escape with the kids. I need a protagonist with a goal. And now I know how to do that in this story/chapter/whatever.
2. The mood was so grim, and I didn’t know how to lighten it because, hello, somebody’s trying to kill her. So I collaged with the elements I knew were in there, searching for period illustrations for the people, and by George, I think I’ve got it. All the people illustrations are Leyendecker except for one Mucha and one Coleman:

Zo White & the Five Orphants Dr 2

And now back to work. Well, now I make dinner and watch Person of Interest, but THEN back to work.

21 thoughts on “Zo's First Story Retcon Collage

  1. Sounds like a pleasant evening. : )

    I’ve been re-watching “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” and listening to the Storywonk Dusted podcast. It’s very fun.

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  2. (-: It’s happy Thursday here today — I’m very tempted to get KFC and call it a holiday (-:. More festive than chicken and macaroni, anyway.

    So anyway, I wish you and all the Argh-Nation a very happy Thanksgiving. And if you already celebrated Thanksgiving in a different part of autumn, well, then, happy Thanksgiving, the Redux. Very thankful for all of you . . . .

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  3. Looking good.
    Hope you get to enjoy some Thanksgiving feast. Off to make the turkey. It’s too hot here. We should be having a picnic or going to the beach. ha ha.

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  4. I thought I recognized some of your string work in there – is that the automata you were working on, over on the left? She looks quite fabulous.

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    1. Yep, that’s Jane. She’s in my home office right now, (tiny little room for bills and records) but I’ll bring her into the workroom as soon as I start writing her scenes.

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  5. I have just wasted…er I mean spent a considerable time following your links and realized how much I had forgotten about the back story for this world. I enjoyed myself thoroughly while doing so. I can’t wait to read the stories when they are ready.

    I have a question, in Cat’s story you have fish flying around in the ruined building, are they, by any chance, mechanical fish like Algie?

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    1. No, Algy’s from this world, but not this story. Those are real fish that mutated and are swimming in magic. Algy’s a mechanical fish that was made too close to a magic dump and became sentient.
      Cat’s story also has a crow that talks because he keeps eating magic fish, and . . . never mind. We have a lot of things that aren’t what they’re supposed to be because people get sloppy with where they throw their magic trash. Lots of pollution.

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  6. Jenny, do you have a Pinterest with your art work and collages for this book? The images are just amazing.

    Happy Thanksgiving to Argh Nation.

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    1. I have book boards for all the WIPs, but I don’t have my stuff on them. Everything I make is in my Revelry database, but it’s not organized by book. Hmmm.

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