Branding Yourself as a Freelancer

As most of you know, I've been working as a content editor for Big Wonder World.  I've been working on a series that I think a lot of you - my readers - will find beneficial. I am compiling all my years of experience as a freelancer (geez, if that doesn't make me feel old!) … Continue reading Branding Yourself as a Freelancer

Updates – Updates everywhere

Hey followers. I've been a bit on the silent side. That's because I'm hard at work! I'm busy editing Trial Run - that anthology is turning out so great. I have all the scripts to artists at this time, and comics are slowly being turned back into me. I met with a graphic artist to develop … Continue reading Updates – Updates everywhere

Trial Run

As some of you know, I had shoulder surgery earlier this month. That means I've been out of work for eight days now. Eight days is a long time to sit around and do nothing - and I still have a long recovery time ahead of me. I do have a couple writing jobs, but … Continue reading Trial Run

Stop, Collaborate – but Listen

I made a discovery. The collaboration is the new "do it for experience" work model. Or, at least, the trigger word that's being disguised as unpaid work. Don't get me wrong. If you're just starting out, and you've nothing in your portfolio to show, a collaboration with an artist (if you're a writer) or a … Continue reading Stop, Collaborate – but Listen

Jet City Comic Show 2016 (Final Thoughts)

While I was attending Jet City Comic Show, I had a conversation with an old school mate of mine. You see, I don't pleasure read as often as I used to. Since billing myself as a writer, I find it hard to enjoy a story - to read a book or watch a movie, even … Continue reading Jet City Comic Show 2016 (Final Thoughts)

Jet City Comic Show 2016

Day One. I wouldn't be hard pressed to say Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma, WA is the highlight of my 2016. It's much smaller than Emerald City Comic Con - or even Rose City Comic Con. But there is still so much good energy and great talent. I use the first day as my … Continue reading Jet City Comic Show 2016

Story Soup

I had to explain overcrowding to an artist/creator the other day, and I wanted to share this thought. When you're writing a story - this can be prose or a comic or even non-fiction - you should think of it like making soup. It can be really temping to throw all your favorite ingredients into … Continue reading Story Soup

Leaving Patreon

I'd like to call this a failed venture, but - in failure - you can learn a lot. Originally, I thought that Patreon would be a great vehicle for creating comics. The model was perfect, I thought. I would create comics, and the money I gained from my patrons would fund new artists and new … Continue reading Leaving Patreon

Substituting one Ice Cream for Another

Everyone has to specialize in something. Specializing, however, can lead to one's work becoming stagnant. Since I started writing Black Gold a year ago, my wheelhouse - and slowly growing portfolio - has been filled with action-adventure pieces. I've dabbled a little in science fiction, and a bit in fantasy, but everything I've written thus … Continue reading Substituting one Ice Cream for Another

This week’s Starbucks trip~

If I were the sort of writer that had space for dedications in his or her work, I would have a page dedicated wholly to Starbucks. Snobs from Seattle will tell you independent coffee shops are the way to go, but this girl runs on free refills of their cold brew coffee. Wait. You didn't … Continue reading This week’s Starbucks trip~