Making A Webcomic From Ideation To Execution

Millie Ho Webcomic

Idea Map for Friend Badger‘s design.

When I first started SORROWBACON, I couldn’t find any resources online that gave me insight on how webcomics were made, so when I finally made my own webcomic, I promised myself that I would document my process so that others can benefit in some way.

So here it is: making a webcomic, from ideation to execution.

1. Ideation

This is the most difficult part. Now, I know my strengths, specifically that I’m capable of seeing one idea in multiple ways, but the downside of visualizing so many possibilities at once is that your brain starts to sputter after a while and you get mad analysis paralysis. So I switched gears and started making Big Picture Idea Maps. Continue reading

Things To Do When You Hate Your Writing

Millie Ho Drawing

Today, I hate my writing. I want to select all and delete my novel, all 80,000 words of it.

This ever happen to you?

Overcoming writing perfectionism is a lifelong journey. Perfectionism makes you rewrite dialogue and burn story notes. It’s got you by the throat, especially late at night, when it pins your eyelids back and forces you to brainstorm all the ways your story doesn’t make sense.

I think the problem here is that I’m spending too much time with my writing. Finishing four and a half drafts in a few months is not normal, at least not for me, and a little distance is needed here.

So I focused my energies on other things.  Continue reading

3 Writing Productivity Tips

Holy cow! I’m back! Well, kind of. I’m still doing that whole Writing A YA Novel thing (on Draft Five now, egad!) so I will not be as active as I used to be on the blog-o-sphere. I will still be reading your posts, though, from afar.

In the meantime, please watch this video where I break down the three writing productivity tips that got me out of my writing slump. These writing productivity tips have been adapted from research I read on productivity and entrepreneurship, and sprinkled with a ton of personal trial and error. Continue reading