Fabia and the Magic Mirror in Colour! by © Jacqueline Miller 3.8.15

Fabia and the Magic Mirror by © Jacqueline Miller 3rd August 2015
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This is a picture I drew using my finger on my ipad2. I was just messing about when, suddenly, Fabia appeared looking into a magic mirror.

I coloured it in using a program on PC and some Android apps the next day.

Fabia is a character in a Fantasy novel I’m writing. This has been my Campnano project during July.

Fabia and the Magic Mirror


I was playing around with an old app which I’d never used on my ipad2 at the weekend, and the drawing above appeared. Fabia is a main character in a book I’m writing, but whose reflection is it in the mirror?

Ooh, SPOOKY!!!!

This is the first time I’ve done any drawing since my father died a few months ago.  I participated in Campnano during April and July this year which has kept me busy writing my fantasy books.

Camp Nano 2015 and some art work for the books I’m writing. Jacqueline Miller

Camp Nano 2015 and some Art Work


Well, I apologise for not blogging for a while!

At the moment  I’m doing Camp nano which is similar to Nanowrimo but somehow friendlier as you are in a virtual cabin with up to eleven people. In each cabin there’s a message board which is a bit like having a private chat room,  so it’s social and inspiring. Most of us have “met” at previous” November write month”, events so it’s nice to catch up with what everyone else is writing.

The other thing that makes the Camp friendlier is that you don’t have to write 50,000 words, but can set your own goal. I’ve set myself 20,000 words and have written nearly 19,000 already-and there are two weeks to go. You also don’t have to start a new work, so I’m using the camp to continue writing a  fantasy trilogy about magic and time travel.

Here is a sketch of one of the characters in my current novel. Her name is Amelie and she is on a mission to harm my main character, Lucy.

I drew it freestyle on paper in Biro from my imagination, took a photograph using an Android tablet and then uploaded it onto my computer.



I then used GIMP to colour it. This is the first time I’ve used GIMP, so it’s a bit experimental. It seems to have some useful features. The hand at the bottom of the picture belongs to someone who Amelie thinks was snooping outside her bedroom door.

I’ll post the complete picture later in the week.

I like to illustrate my scenes as I write them as it’s fun!

Are you doing Campnano and if so, how’s it going?

Copyright Jacqueline Miller 12th April 2015

The Time Wizard by Jacqueline Miller

The Time Wizard by Jacqueline Miller

During July 2014, I partipated in Campnano. I was in a private cabin with writers who’d met each other at NaNoWriMo last November and the April Campnano.

Although you have to write 50,000 words for the NaNoWriMo, for the camps you can decide what your target word count should be. I gave myself a low target of 10,000 words and then exceeded it.

It’s very inspiring to write in the company of others. In each cabin there is a community message board where you can comment and have “conversations”. Someone posted a Limerick by a famous writer on our message board last week, so I suggested we each wrote a limerick about the plot of the book we’re writing. No one really joined in this challenge, (it was probably too near the deadline for finishing our novels!) but here’s mine:

The Time Wizard

There once was a wizard who knew
How to travel through time and to do
Lots of magical tricks,
But he got in a fix
And the time machine malfunctioned, too!

By Jacqueline Miller

If you’re writing a book have you ever tried writing a limerick about the plot? 😀