I came across this awesome title at the New York Public Library Store on Fifth Ave about two years ago. It's called The Amazing Story Generator and yes, it is amazing. Inside this spiral notebook are three sets of pages. The top page supplies a setting or inciting event, the middle page provides a protagonist, … Continue reading The Amazing Story Generator
It's Inktober! Woot! Woot! I actually took time and came up with 31 drawing prompts. No guarantee I'll keep up with them all but it was fun making the list! For those looking for prompts you're welcome to follow mine. The list on the left is of little things that should be drawn big. The … Continue reading Inktober 2016
Blogging is like having an aquarium, but without lives at stake. Let me start at the beginning. You decide to get a fish tank. Why? Because you like fish and you got mad fishy-ideas! You’re ready for the world to see your awesome fish-abilities! You pick out a tank that suits your needs, you get … Continue reading Frankenstein Fish
I really want to focus on my life, but I haven’t written in a week and the creative ideas are coming for me. That’s right. Not to me but for me. There’s this box in my brain where I store all my potential story ideas. But it seems the box’s lid has come loose. And … Continue reading When Ideas Come Knockin’
It's May, and that means it's National Picture Book Writing Week (Napibowriwee)! Woot Woot! Created by children's book rock star Paula Yoo, Napibowriwee runs the first week of May, during which time participants aim to write seven picture books in seven days! I know it sounds like madness, and it is. But the goal is … Continue reading NaPiBoWriWee 2016 Day 1
Winds blow back the rust-orange cape and make her braids take flight as Captain Harlem crosses the the street. The Captain's colorful, printed poncho bellows around her making her look larger than life, her true size. Poised and attentive, she guides her baby carriage through the intersection, the same way she guides the good people. … Continue reading Captain Harlem
We get it, man you're in shape. Now put some damn pants on!