Writing Without Fear – To Make Your Story Work Sometimes You Have To Discard Everything

Hero Ted 2.0Hero Ted has got an upgrade, with a smoother style and clean lines I have finally arrived at a character I feel that works, fits my art style and I am comfortable drawing to reboot the Hero Ted comic the second Teddy Bear Tales book that I will be creating as artist and writer. Continue reading

Writing Without Fear – Write Your Story No Matter The Character You Choose

Nick and Tristan the Teddy Bear at VA Comic ConWelcome to my third Writing Without Fear article, this is my exploration of the world of writing, of creating and building your own characters, and telling your own stories.

Today’s commentary and exploration of writing was prompted by this article ‘The 3 Reasons Why Indies Should Never Use Superheroes‘ that was knocking around my Facebook feed at the start of the week. Continue reading

Writing Without Fear – The Treatment For The Spooky Abigail Comic Book

Spooky Abigail - Witch in Training

Spooky Abigail – A Teenage Witch In Training (T)WIT)

Yesterday we learned that Sir Terry Pratchett had died, a unique and much favored author of fantasy, sci-fi and I guess with Dodger historical fiction. Within my eulogy I had vowed to start, or more correctly keep writing without fear and I want to share with you my first leap of faith. I had been contacted last year by PRM Comics to write a treatment for their newest creation Spooky Abigail, a teenage witch with a rat without a cat, she lived in a peculiar fantasy world and the book needed some direction. So I stepped up, writing a treatment about the world and the script for the first Spooky Abigail book. You can read it below after the Jump. Continue reading

RIP Sir Terry Pratchett Died Aged 66 At Home Today

Sir Terry Pratchett QuoteI sit here trying to find words… So I will start from the beginning because that is how all things should, not the middle, maybe sometimes the end so we can work our way back, but always how things came to be. I caught this sad news about two minutes before it exploded across the internets that Sir Terry Pratchett had died, I held my breath for a moment thinking it a joke, for it was not the first time Terry had died on the internet. Then the BBC announced it was official, my favorite author had died aged 66 at home. Continue reading

What is Spooky Writing? Well… It is a comic book about a Witch in Training called Spooky Abigail

Spooky Abigail - Witch in Training

Spooky Abigail – Witch in Training

You may have noticed some odd tweets bout me Spooky writing, and in case you were wondering what it is all about I can reveal a little here. I’ve been commissioned  to be the Lead Writer on a comic book about a Preteen Witch named Spooky Abigail, who instead of a cat, has a rat on her hat. Continue reading