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Author Page: Jeff Hill

Who am I?  I’m Batman.     Naw.  Not really.  I’m actually Jeff Hill, the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked LLC.  Which means a lot of things, really.  It means that I read a lot of comics and books, [...]

September 13, 2014 Author Page
Disgusting Words

All Things Writerly: 20 Words Worse than Moist

Moist is one of those universal words that just makes people cringe.  It is.  It has been.  And it will always be.  But there are plenty of other disgusting words where that came from.  So here they are, in no [...]

August 3, 2014 Features
Fiction Friday

Fiction Friday: Writing Contest Deadline Announced

Hey, folks!  I’m proud to announce the FINAL deadlines for our First Annual Fiction Writing Contest! Get your submissions in NO LATER than: Friday, August 1, 2014. That way, we have plenty of time to peruse all of the last [...]

June 13, 2014 Features
Maya Angelou

All Things Writerly: Maya Angelou dead at 86

The world lost one of the greats early this morning.  Marguerite Ann Johnson, better known as award-winning writer, poet, speaker, director, biographer, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, was one of the first African-American women to write a bestseller. [...]

May 28, 2014 Features
Grammar

All Things Writerly: How to Aggravate an English Teacher

Class is in session. A peaceful creature by nature, the English teacher cannot easily be turned to the dark side.  But when finally pushed to his or her breaking point…  Hoo boy.  Hide your kids, hide your wife.  Here are [...]

May 19, 2014 Features
Fiction Friday

Fiction Friday: We Want to Publish YOUR Fiction!

That’s right!  The First Annual Comic Booked Fiction Writing Contest is officially underway!  If you missed the details, check them out right here. But that’s not it.  We’ve decided to sweeten the offer a bit.  For every person who submits [...]

May 16, 2014 Features
Fiction Friday

Fiction Friday: First Annual Comic Booked Fiction Writing Contest

So we’re taking a week off from the regular Fiction Friday adventures to bring you something completely different! It is my pleasure to announce that Comic Booked (in conjunction with my All Things Writerly and Fiction Friday columns) will be [...]

May 2, 2014 Features
Creator Owned Comics

All Things Writerly: Independent Comic Spotlight

Every once in a while, someone sends me a comic to read, enjoy, and promote.  Now, I usually don’t do these types of articles because, to be completely honest, most of the time it’s a digital comic, which I detest. [...]

March 11, 2014 Features
Fiction Friday

All Things Writerly: Fiction Friday is Coming

Welcome back, friends!  As Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked, I get the privilege to do some long-term planning for the future of the company with some really great folks.  And though most of the behind-the-scenes work here involves debates [...]

February 14, 2014 Features
Warren Ellis

All Things Writerly: 10 More Quotes from 10 Different Folks

So the last batch of writer quotes went over well and I thought it was about time to spread some more inspiration.  I think we could all learn a lesson or two from these great people.  Here’s what they had [...]

January 12, 2014 Features
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All Things Writerly: It’s Okay to Fail

So I finished my book for National Novel Writing Month.  My fourth successful year participating in NaNoWriMo, in a row, and I’ve come to accept something that I’ve always heard, but never really understood.  Until now. It’s okay to fail. [...]

November 29, 2013 Features
Sherman Alexie

All Things Writerly: Sherman Alexie’s Letter to Writers (and Readers)

One of my all-time favorite writers, Sherman Alexie (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Reservation Blues, Flight, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and many others), has just proven that he is not only a talented [...]

November 28, 2013 Features
Barbara Park

All Things Writerly: Barbara Park dead at 66

It is with a great deal of sadness, that I report of beloved children’s book author, Barbara Park, has passed away.  Selling more than 55 million copies in her career, perhaps her most famous creation, sassy and smart-mouthed Junie B. [...]

November 19, 2013 Features, News
Doris Lessing

All Things Writerly: Doris Lessing Dead at 94

It is a sad day in the literary world. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Doris Lessing, has passed away.  Her publisher, Harper Collins, confirmed that she was 94 and died in her home in London.  Her career spans from 1950 all [...]

November 17, 2013 Features, News
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All Things Writerly: 10 Favorite Quotes from 10 Neat Folks

Hello, writer’s block.  We meet again.  How do I conquer you?  How can I ever truly overcome all of your evil, twisted, sinister machinations?  Well, I just ignore you.  And write other stuff.  And then, hopefully, given enough time, the [...]

November 15, 2013 Features