Posted in Thoughts

Hi Again…

emoti 3So it’s been a while. I keep promising myself I’ll get back into writing regularly on this blog. I just don’t keep my promises. It’s not like I haven’t been busy. Since I got into doing my books I’ve just spent more time on them and other projects,not even thinking about my poor, nearly abandoned blog that started me in the direction of writing in the first place.

Even this weekend I set up a Facebook event with free books and prizes. I invited all my Facebook friends, posted in groups, shared on twitter. Then this morning it hit me. What about your blog? All those followers who supported you starting out and your ramblings for a couple years. You just went and forgot about them?

All I can say is – I’m sorry!

The event is still live and my books will be available (3 free to download and the rest on sale) until the end of today). You can visit the event here or go to my Amazon page for the freebies here.

I miss all my friends I made here in the blogging world and I really want to get back to sharing. No promises this time though. Maybe if I don’t set any plans out I’ll do better.

Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments. I want to hear from you.

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Posted in Ideas, Thoughts

A new project

So I’ve ventured into a new area.

As a child who grew up in the 80’s I was introduced to comic books which then, were available at almost every convenience store. I read them, pretended to be the superheroes they were about (Pretending to be Wonder Women around your friends when you are a boy doesn’t bode well for your social status. Not my proudest childhood memory!) and I even attempted to become a comic book creator myself.

I remember using a notebook, adding empty boxes for panels to the pages and then drawing my form of characters in them (I’ve never been apt at drawing). Sometimes I would make my own Spider-Man or Superman stories and sometimes I’d create my own character. Either way it was a lot of fun.

With that in mind I decided to try something that I would have loved to have had when I was little. A sort of, create it yourself comic book template. All I do is come up with a cover, add some tips to the inside, then set up pages of blank, varying panels and ta-da……

My Own Comic Book

At the moment I’ve created 12 different covers with popular subjects like dragons, dinosaurs, zombies and of course, superheroes. Anyone can then take the pre-formatted pages and add their own story and artwork.

I’m still coming up with ideas for versions of the books. I have set them up with 21 pages of 75 empty comic book panels for the story. I think that’s a good number to tell a story without being too much. I can add up to 100 pages without changing the price, but that to me, seems like too many.

Anyone have any ideas for new versions or comments on what I’ve done so far?  If you don’t mind would you click over to the Facebook page and give me a like or share?  Much appreciated.