Fail Frequently (12/365)

Well, I haven’t blogged in two weeks. May did not go how I intended.

Not only did I enormously fail at trying to blog every single day, I also failed at something else that I was really excited about. My Kickstarter.

The Amazing Redbee is my all-ages graphic novel that I put up on Kickstarter. My plan was to break up the graphic novel into three individual issues to not only cut down on printing costs, but to also try and build an audience. I received a few backers within the first week of the campaign, but as time went on, there wasn’t any activity on it. But something else happened. Continue reading

I Want To Be A Hack Writer (11/365)

When I grow up I want to be a hack writer.

I doubt many aspiring authors and creators ever uttered those words. Some of us might not even known what a hack writer is. To misquote Fitzgerald, in my younger and more vulnerable years, I was given writing advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind recently. The truth of the matter is hack writers got paid. Continue reading

Writers Write (8/365)

Is there such a thing as writer’s block?

“Of course there’s such a thing as writer’s block,” someone might say. “How dare you!?”

The obvious reply, one that is used by many, is do plumbers get plumber’s block? Do chefs get chef’s block? Does a football player get sport’s block?

Then, of course, the obvious retort to that reply is, “But those aren’t creative! I’m an artiest! I need the muse.” Continue reading