The Wordwitch (which got its name thanks to Myk Pilgrim) is a series of drawings I started back in January 2017. At first, it was one image, but soon more ideas followed and my notebook filled with more pictures. As I just recently launched my Facebook Page, it seemed a good time to start sharing them.
These drawings appear weekly on Tuesdays, on social media under the #thewordwitch hashtag, and will become a monthly roundup post here. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
You Shall Not Pass (Writer’s Edition)
I drew the first cartoon some time back in January 2017 when I was struggling with my writer’s self-doubt, and sometimes I really feel like I’m defending my writer self from my own negativity. This, somehow, connected with the scene from the Lord of the Rings, and I had the picture ready.
This Is How Frienship Looks
Sometimes I hear that I’m disciplined and productive, but there’s a secret behind it. Half of things I’m supposed to do, not only the creative ones but also day to day chores, wouldn’t happen if I didn’t have a friend who is constantly pushing me to do things. JR Bee does a great job when it comes to encouragement, so hop over to Something Vloggy and give her some love.
Tripping Over the Plot Holes
I usually plan my stories, so I don’t write myself into a corner, but every now and then, I unexpectedly trip over one. It’s really painful when a single element of the story doesn’t work and ruins the whole plot or the idea. Sometimes I find solutions. Sometimes I need to brainstorm with friends. And sometimes I just lie like this.
I’m Not Wasting Water
I love showers, and it’s not only because they keep me clean. Just like house chores, this is the time when my mind is free to wander. I end up coming up with many ideas, solve problems, and end up much more motivated to work.
Having friends you can talk to about writing is important. Though, sometimes instead of brainstorming a story idea or fixing that plot hole, you end up side-tracked. Back in February our replacement topic was “donuts” (or “doughnuts”, if you’re more fond of the British spelling) and how many everyone ate. Myk Pilgrim confessed he had become donut-shaped which inspired this drawing. Apparently, he’s not donut-shaped anymore (well done!), but the picture remains.
Joanna Maciejewska is a fantasy and science fiction author who enjoys all things SFF: books, movies, and video games.
Her short stories appeared in magazines and anthologies in Polish and in English.
Her epic fantasy adventure series, starting with By the Pact, is available in ebook and paperback at all major retailers.