Will Write For Chocolate: Old School Writing

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I know some of you write by hand on a regular basis, but I’ve gotten very used to my keyboard. Just recently, however, I’ve started purposely writing in an old-fashioned paper notebook from time to time. I find that there’s something liberating about being able to brainstorm new story ideas on paper, plus it gives me freedom to scribble and doodle along the way. What about the rest of you? Do you do most of your writing on the computer? Do you keep a paper notebook?

For other Will Write For Chocolate strips, please see WillWriteForChocolate.com.

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About Debbie Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume and Michael Ian Black. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: Inkygirl.com. On Twitter: @inkyelbows

12 Days Of Writer (Unboxed) Christmas

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In case any of you can’t read the tiny text under “4 Lovely ARCS,” the covers are from Therese Walsh’s MOON SISTERS novel, which comes out in March, 2014. If you’ve been enjoying Writer Unboxed, I strongly encourage you to show your support by pre-ordering Therese’s book as well as marking it “Want To Read” on Goodreads. I’ve started reading Therese’s book and LOVE it so far; you can find out more about MOON SISTERS on Therese’s website as well as this Publishers Weekly review.

Other writers who have blogged or sung about the 12 Days Of Christmas (and from whom I have shamelessly stolen some of the ideas in the comic above): Julie Jarnagin: 12 Days Of Christmas For WritersA Writer’s 12 Days Of Christmas by GreatBigJar, The 12 Days Of A Writer’s Christmas by Jodi Milner, 1st Day Of Christmas by Katy Wyton and most recently, The 12 Days Of Christmas (Bookstore Style) by Sarah Brannen, Kristy Dempsey, Mike Jung, Arthur Levine, Emily Mitchell, Kim Norman, Anne Marie Pace, Yolanda Scott, and Deborah Underwood. Happy holidays to all, especially Writer Unboxed co-founders Kathleen Bolton and Therese Walsh!  — Debbie

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About Debbie Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume and Michael Ian Black. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: Inkygirl.com. On Twitter: @inkyelbows

Comic: Grammar Police (and Comic Caption Winner from last time)

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Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in my Comic Caption Contest from last month. So many wonderful entries!

Congrats to Linda W., who came up with the winning caption:

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Runners-up:

“Of course I’m having a bier. Why aren’t you drinking a Bloody Mary?” — Ray Pace

“I may have a book deal, but at least you still have your hair.” — CG Blake

”I’m telling you dude, zombies and vampires have no respect these days. I can’t believe they gave the part to the werewolf.” — Gemma Hawdon

“He killed me off two chapters ago and I still haven’t told my wife. Now what?” – Val

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About Debbie Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume and Michael Ian Black. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: Inkygirl.com. On Twitter: @inkyelbows