How to Start A Web Comic (Part 2)

The comic has been going great. Thanks for asking. Oh, you didn’t. Well we don’t always get what we want to do we? Just take every Valentine’s Day ever as an example. So for those of you who are interested, and I’m guessing you are by the fact you keep reading, I’ve made some final character designs now and a few surprises.

How to use Wattpad Effectively

I’ve been waiting for the right time for a while, watching the stars and recording portents of the arrival, then on Sunday I came across an article on the dusty floor of a previously uncleared dungeon which had information on how to get the most out of posting on Wattpad, and I knew it was time to return to that devastatingly tough land.

How To Start A Web Comic (Part 1)

The desire to start a web comic has been raging in me on and off for years, yet I’m always put off by my terrible drawing ability. Oh how I wish I hadn’t chosen writing over drawing as a teen. Maybe. However, I’ve been reading some web comics which have really simple art styles but still look good and are funny. At the same time I’ve been making peace with my Emma doodle art style and making my little doodles for my web sites and SNS – especially instagram. Finally the two came to a head and I realised I could make a charming web comic because the writing quality is without question and my art style is good enough now.

How to Get Into Audiobook’s (Without The Hefty Price Tag)

This blog has become a bit of an advertisement board. I didn’t mean it to be. I became busy for a while, which broke my routine, and then i never quite got back into the routine – wet jeans. My blog is wet jeans. I’d much rather it was some fluffy pyjamas or something I’d be happier showing to the public! I was just thinking of comfort and not of the fact that I want lots of people to see this, become interested and pay me money for what I make. I make stories, in pyjamas, but that’s beside the point.

How to ruin an okay thing

So today is the day. It had been announced for a while but Twitter finally got around to adding another 140 characters to its character limit, meaning that tweets can now be 280 characters long. Instinctively this just feels wrong. People who use the longer limit feel like they are on a soapbox

How to be grateful

One of my favourite ideas from Buddhism is that of karma. We think of it as justice – everyone gets what they deserve – but real karma isn’t that instant. I believe it’s more about shaping your next life. However the idea that if you are loving, love will comeback to you seems to be working for me lately.

How to Anniversary

Happy birthday to Blog! Happy birthday to Blog. Read on for a boring account of my first year blogging here.

How to feel accomplished 

I’d finally sold a piece of writing. Someone had voluntarily, as far as I am aware, handed over money to read what I had written. Sure, it’s only a dollar but it qualifies and makes me an official selling author. I contacted the customer straight away and said thanks.

How to sell your writing online 

I started using Gumroad today and I put one of my favourite short stories up for sale, along with the awesome cover art I had commissioned for it without even knowing if I would use it.

How to feel old

Today I invaded a sports day at the local elementary school, because I could, and mainly because I’m friends with a mother or two. I haven’t been to one since I was at school and although they do them right through to senior high school here, and virtually unchanged in program, it was still fresh to me, since it had been so long.

How not to get addicted to painkillers

So since I got my tooth extracted I’ve had some medicine to prevent germs and some painkillers. As I said before the pain isn’t that bad, it’s more like a niggling feeling than actual pain, but sometimes the psychological effect of it is constant and exhausting. So I decided to take some of the painkillers. They helped.