Friday, January 17, 2020

A Cool Character-Building Exercise from Comic-Artist Lynda Barry

January is often a good time to shake up the writing routine, examine different ways of approaching recurring problems in your book, get inspiration from those who bust the barrier, which is why last week's post from Mo Willems got me thinking about publishing in a new way.

This week, I'd like to welcome Lynda Barry, who has a cool idea about character development.  Check out this link from Lit Hub (if it doesn't work, go to and search for her name). 

Barry's exercise is something you can do as a doodle, a simple brainstorm, or as a serious task--your choice.  It's fun and it works.  You just need paper and pen.  the link above takes you to a page where she demonstrates the process using her own comics.

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