Hello! It has certainly been a while. I’ve been lurking around and posting under AshWritesLots for a while now and have all but neglected Final Beat Comics. Never abandoned though, just put on the back burner for a long simmering. Well, I’m back and MegaCon 2022 down in Orlando, FL is where I decided to… Continue reading Popped up at MegaCon!
Good day! Since I’m such a stickler for order (at least at the beginning of my projects) I like to figure out how many pages I need to portray each part of the story. Act Breakdown for 40 pages: 25% for Act 1 = 10 pages 65% for Act 2 = 26 pages 10% for… Continue reading Summoned Mate – Outline
One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan for Final Beat Comics While researching for a business formation presentation a few years ago, I stumbled across Jason Loves Life. Although the article is a bit old, it still held some value. I went on to read Never Get a “Real” Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and… Continue reading One Paragraph Start-Up Plan
Basic Story Line: Girl meets boy. Girl gets the boy. They live happily ever after. That is fairly straightforward and boring, to be honest. It’s missing something and that is conflict. Without something happening to create tension, we have a dull story that doesn’t fulfill our readers’ needs. The barriers or conflicts in the story have… Continue reading The Barrier or Conflict in VuDu Legends
I Need a Hero! Don’t we all! That wonderful guy that’s up to the task of making everyone fall in love with him. He’s a part of the story along with the heroine. That means he’s rounded and grows into a fully developed character along with her (or possibly him).
I recently did my very first Cosplay Fashion Show catwalk at The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo! After the illustrious writer, cosplayer, and womanist TaLynn Kel invited me, I got a chance to see who else was on the roster. There are so many talented folks, I had to up my level to be in the… Continue reading Cosplay – Belly Dancing Bowser
Today is the day! My deadline of having a completed comic written and drawn by me is here! I’ll be honest, it is in no way done. I got a bit bogged down in the details. Work and side gigs got a bit time-consuming. Doubt in my ability to even make it in the first… Continue reading Creative Level Up – Doodles & a Zine
A Lady to Love Remember the stat stating that 84% of romance readers are women? Well, who do you think the story would revolve around? If you answered heroin, don’t worry I often drop that ‘e’ and wind up with that smack all over my notebook. But, I was looking for ‘heroine.’
Hello All! Just wanted to let you in on a little personal project I’ve been working on. In an effort to stop second-guessing myself, back in June, I decided to make a comic with my own art. All the poking and prodding from my daughter, husband, extended family, and friends helped with that. The goal… Continue reading Summoned Mate – The Setup
Momocon had a robust lineup of panels this year and I wanted Writing for Comics to stand out from the crowd. Often we write a comic script and find that it may be a little hard to understand by our artists. So, we dive deep into the realm of script writing and come up with… Continue reading Writing for Comics Momocon 2019!