Tag Archive 'comic'

Will Write For Chocolate: Old School Writing

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? [...]

12 Days Of Writer (Unboxed) Christmas

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 [...]

Comic: Finding Focus


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

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:

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.” – [...]

Comic Caption Challenge: Book Characters At A Bar (plus my exciting book news!)

Any caption suggestions? Please post below in the comments section – please post one caption at a time, and let someone else post a comment before posting another. Vote for the caption(s) you like by clicking on “Like.” Caption suggestion with the most Likes by Sat. May 18th gets a selection of writer-focused greeting cards from my Zazzle shop. I reserve the right to veto a caption if I consider it inappropriate or offensive.

My recent exciting news: I have a two-book [...]

Comic: Writer At Tax Time


Comic: A Good Hook

 

News since the last time I posted: I’m delighted to announce I’ll be illustrating Michael Ian Black’s new picture book, NAKED! See the announcement in Entertainment Weekly. Scheduled for publication in Summer

Comic: Writers’ Resolutions

 

I do admit that I waver between making New Year’s Resolutions and not making them, depending on the year and how I’m feeling. I LOVE Juliet Marillier’s Nine Good Gifts For The New Year (posted earlier in the week) so felt compelled to add one of her Gifts to my comic

Writers: Enjoy Every Success, No Matter How Small

The quote “Writers: enjoy every success, no matter how small” came from Nathan Bransford, and it’s such good advice. Sometimes we get so obsessed with some big goal (getting published, writing a bestseller, etc.) that we forget to enjoy good moments along the way. — Debbie

p.s. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year, I encourage you to check out the daily NaNoToons that my friend Errol Elumir and I are posting to NaNoToons.net. You may also want to check out a [...]

Comic: A Writer’s Journey

To fellow Canadian writers out there: Happy Thanksgiving! I’m up at the cottage right now, so decided to do an autumn-themed format this

Comic: Writer Prep (plus some BORING book news)

Congrats again to Dave Olimpio, who won the Writer Unboxed Summer Flash Fiction contest! Thanks to WU for giving me the chance to provide illustration prompts.

My big news: my first children’s book launches this week! I’M BORED is a new picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. You can read about it here and see the fun homemade book music video I created with a friend. [...]

Comic: Will Write For Chocolate

In 2005, I started a webcomic for writers called Will Write For Chocolate:

The premise: a bunch of writers with different genre and market interests live together in a big house. My main focus at the time was on getting nonfiction articles published, so that was the initial focus of the strip’s main character, Eliza.

I didn’t have an outline or plot goals in mind. Since I was doing the comic for the fun of it, I found it more interesting to [...]