Monday, February 10, 2014

COLLABORATION IN THE WORKS

So on Saturday I took my son to a birthday party for my friend's daughter and happened to bring one of my books, What Happened to Kerbie Walobee? which I gave to my friend's wife as a gift. After leaving the party and coming home my friend text me a few hours later to tell me that he was reading the book and he was interested in collaborating on a book with me...He's an illustrator by the way and I can't wait to work with him.

I think putting some artwork in your books bring it to life for your readers, if you're writing for children and also have a want to illustrate your work. They are able to see the image of the character that you've thought of; even though I think you should totally put the character a couple pages back so that they can build their own image and then let them see if what they thought of looks like what the artist drew.

Here is some of Ian Willis's work: (All rights to these pictures belong to the artist)....Ian has a degree in design and his work is amazing....Check it out


Sunday, February 9, 2014

GEMMA'S HAPPY VALENTINE'S

I'm setting here in the laundry and this whole scene just popped into my head so I thought I would share it with you. It kind of makes me feel bad since it reminds me of a title I have yet to finish, but will happily get to it when I am inspired again.

It's really hard since all I have to write is the end, but at the same time the ending can also make or break your story..but either way I hope you enjoy my little piece inspired also by the upcoming Valentine's Day.

GEMMA' S HAPPY VALENTINE'S

"I'm not going anywhere with you," she told him sternly, "you think because you bring me some cheap roses and an apology everything is okay?"

"I don't know how many times I can say I'm sorry." He said to her with insincere tears in his eyes. " I really don't know what happened sweetie, one minute were talking and the next thing I remember is you standing at the door screaming as I woke up."

" listen Troy, I want you and your bullshit gone from my door before I call the police."

"The police? Why would you need to do that? I just want to talk to you and start over."

" And I've told you I don't want anything to do with you, so you can go back to Elease and see if she wants your company."

"Dammit Gemma," Troy yelled as he pounded on the front door. "Why do you have to be such a bitch? It only happened one time, one time. Open the damn door!"

"Get the hell out of here Troy, we're done and don't give me that one time shit. What about Suzie, Audrey, LaShawna, huh? Were they all one time mistakes too?" She screamed through the door. "You think I didn't know!"

Troy knew he had been caught and nothing he could say would get Gemma to open the door.

"Fine you weren't much anyway,"he said as he throw the roses at the door and walked down the driveway.

"Is he gone?" The half dressed man asked.

"I'm sorry about that," she said to her guest. "Yeah he is gone," she said as she checked the security screen. Some guys just don't get when it's over."

Eric walked over to her and held her tightly against his bare chest, "well I'm glad you're here with me. Happy Valentine's Day," he said then kissed her deeply.




Saturday, February 8, 2014

BLACK COMIX CREATORS MONTH- N STEVEN HARRIS

Welcome to the Brotherhood of The Fringe....A great comic book drawn and written by N Steven Harris. Also the co-creator of AJALA, Harris is showing the complex and interesting stories independent black comic book creators have to offer against the mainstream. Join the fight and get lost in the adventure.

Synopsis 

A nation has been occupied and colonized for 30 years. We focus on a young woman, named Jasira, native to the nation, who works as a journalist. The corporation that employs her is part of the colonial occupying power. Secretly, she works with a revolutionary group called the Fringe whose goal is to expel the invaders from their once proud and peaceful nation. Jasira is exposed as a spy and is apprehended, brainwashed, and transformed into a living weapon to be used to terrorize her own people and seek out and destroy the Fringe revolutionaries.







Brotherhood of the Fringe can be purchased directly while supplies last at:

www.nsworks.bigcartel.com

You can also purchase at:

www.indyplanet.com using keyword Fringe.