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1. KEIKO: The First Time

Anyone else purposely slow down near the end of a really, really good book?

Also see my previous Keiko comics.

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2. Comic: Taking Punctuation Personally

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3. Comic: Another Advantage Of Print Books

I do most of my reading on my iPad and my Kindle; it's easier for traveling, especially since I always have multiple books on the go and angst too much about which one to take with me.

However, I still strongly prefer print when it comes to picture books.

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4. One of my favorite Neil Gaiman quotes about writing

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5. Comic: First Step Is Admitting You Have A Problem

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6. Comic: Snowman Writer

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7. Comic: New Year's Resolution Block

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8. In the end, it comes down to having a good story. No amount of promo/networking can substitute.

A reminder: before you worry too much about a promo/marketing plan for your yet-to-be-published book, make sure your book is as polished as you can possibly make it. No matter what the format, how gorgeous the cover, how well-promoted....you need to have a good story and strong characters.

Take the time to hone your craft.

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9. Comic: Harry Potter Fan

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10. Comic: The Frog Prince/Editor, updated

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11. Productivity Tip: Create a safe mental space in which you feel safe to create.

Whether I'm working on my own writing (including the 250, 500 and 1000 Words/Day Challenge) or an illustration project, I find I'm able to better focus and be more productive if I can create a mental space in which I feel safe enough to do my best work.

Perhaps safe isn't the right word. I like Shaun Tan's "bubble of delusion" idea, which I first heard in his talk at an SCBWI Winter Conference a couple of years ago.

Sean's advice: Set up a safe space in which you feel positive about yourself and your work, and in which you know that you WILL do great work. Surround yourself with positive, encouraging people. Try to avoid negativity as much as possible. Sean says he steers clear of reading reviews of his work, for example.

Part of the way I do this is trying very hard to STAY OFFLINE when I'm doing creative work. Even dropping in on Twitter or FB for a few minutes can end up being an energy-sucking black hole, often making me question whether I'm doing enough (especially in terms of promotion, networking, working on my craft, etc.) or doing it -whatever "it" is- the Right Way.

What do YOU do to create your own Bubble Of Happy Delusion?

 

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12. Tip for aspiring writers: There is no magic shortcut. In the end, you need to do the work.

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13. Another reason you should always make backups

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14. Comic: Font Nerds

And yes, I'm a font nerd. And here's my favorite Comic Sans song ever:

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15. Comic: A Quality Picture Book

A comic in celebration of Picture Book Month. Do check PictureBookMonth.com, where you can find daily inspirational essays by children's book authors and illustrators about the importance of picture books.

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16. Comic: Being Thankful

 

I've decided that the girl's name is Keiko.  Haven't come up with a name for the baby yet, though.

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17. A comic for you writing mothers out there

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18. Comic: The Writer and Santa

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19. Comic: Snowman Gift

 

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20. Comic: He's Checking It Twice...Just Not Yet

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21. Comic Caption Challenge (there will be PRIZES)

Any caption ideas for this comic? You can post your answer below, on Twitter (please tag with #inkycaption hashtag) or on FB.

There will be PRIZES.

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22. Comic: Christmas dream

Another comic from the archives. 'Tis the season, after all...

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23. A comic for the holiday season (thanks to Pamela Ross for her caption!)

Thanks to Pamela Ross for letting me turning her caption into a comic.

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24. Comic: Fortune Cookie Query

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25. Comic: Alphabet Soup

Just one reason you should always keep a notebook handy -- you never know when inspiration will strike!

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