Inside the Writer’s Mind: Original Copy

Joke about Covid-19.

It’s hard to ignore a global pandemic, but writing about it has some problems. Many publishers have put out notices saying they don’t want any more stories on the subject because they have already been sent thousands of manuscripts. But it’s difficult to ignore something so world-changing if you write contemporary fiction.

Do you have your characters social distance/wear masks/lockdown or have them make no references to what’s currently going on?

Personally, I don’t want to write about the coronavirus. It’s depressing enough thinking about it without adding to the misery.

It’s contemporary nature could make any story and information very quickly outdated. Maybe we will find a cure next week. Maybe it will mutate into something even worse. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict the outcome.

I’m not going to make references to it in my fiction because I want to imagine a world without it being the focus of everything.

We will defeat it eventually, but until that happens I’m going to write as though it is no longer a problem.

 

 

 

Inside the Writer’s Mind: The New Normal

Cartoon strip

I hope everyone out there is coping with the terrible effects of the coronavirus. It’s a worrying time for us all. Writers are probably more used to self-isolating than other people because of the nature of their work, requiring solitude during the writing process, but nobody wanted this level of social distancing. I feel like I’m venturing out into a different world every time I step outside and see people wearing face masks.

I’m hopeful, though. The situation won’t last forever. I just hope that after it’s over things don’t return to exactly how they were before. We can all live in a better world if we learn from this experience. Life after lockdown doesn’t have to be the same.

It can be something better.

Inside the Writer’s Mind: How To Write Literary Fiction

Cartoon strip about writing.

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Inside the Writer’s Mind: How Not To Be a Successful Author is a collection of satirical cartoon strips about the life of an aspiring, desperate writer, currently lurking somewhere on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Inside the Writer’s Mind #424: Resub

Joke about writing and re-submitting stories.

 

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Inside the Writer’s Mind: How Not To Be a Successful Author is my first book of satirical cartoon strips about the life of an aspiring, desperate writer, currently lurking somewhere on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Inside the Writer’s Mind #423: Proof Me

Joke about writing and proof reading.

 

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Inside the Writer’s Mind #422: Reading Problem

 

Joke about eye test.

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Inside the Writer’s Mind: How Not To Be a Successful Author is my first book of cartoon strips about the life of a struggling writer, currently lurking somewhere on Amazon US and Amazon UK. It’s free for Amazon Prime members.

Inside the Writer’s Mind #421

 

Comic strip about writing jokes.Previous blog post on making a comic book using Kindle Comic Creator

Inside the Writer’s Mind: How Not To Be a Successful Author is my first book of cartoon strips about the life of a struggling writer, currently lurking somewhere on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Inside the Writer’s Mind: Brexit

 

Brexit joke.Previous blog post on making a comic book using Kindle Comic Creator

Inside the Writer’s Mind: How Not To Be a Successful Author is my first book of cartoon strips about the life of a struggling writer, currently lurking somewhere on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Inside the Writer’s Mind: Future Writing

Cartoon strip about the future of writing.

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Inside the Writer’s Mind: How Not To Be a Successful Author is my first book of cartoon strips about the life of a struggling writer, currently lurking somewhere on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Inside the Writer’s Mind: Smart Printer #5

Cartoon strip about writing, Donald Trump, Game of Thrones and other things.

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Inside the Writer’s Mind: How Not To Be a Successful Author is my first book of cartoon strips about the life of a struggling writer, currently lurking somewhere on Amazon US and Amazon UK.