Gossip is Cancer

This is a continued journey into Hello and Good Day, a new way to discover love and change things. But to change things, we’re going to have to take a good hard look at ourselves first and decide if what’s inside is worth keeping. Thank you for sticking with me and being a great listener and active participant.Read More »

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F*** Four Letter Words

This is a continued journey into Hello and Good Day, a new way to discover love and change things. But to change things, we’re going to have to take a good hard look at ourselves first and decide if what’s inside is worth keeping. Thank you for sticking with me and being a great listener and active participant.Read More »

I will finish this sen

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I’m hip-deep in the development of a trilogy, which is an undertaking itself. But combine with the fact that I have a problem finishing things and, well, you get it. I want to edit my first book, but am more enticed by the thought of working on the sequel… then the third. But without that first book, the trilogy isn’t anything.

How do we buckle down when everything within us wants the excitement of crafting a new narrative rather than get muddied in the trenches of … *shudder* editing. Maybe I can find a new angle or an interesting subplot to add to the original book to keep my interest vested? Perhaps. Maybe I could dig deeper into my characters, breathing new life into them and, in turn, new life into my desire to finish the process.

Maybe it comes down to the famous 76ers adage: Trust the Process.

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I love this app, Animatic

Did you ever draw stick figure flip books in your school notebooks? I used to get a kick out of it. It was something fun to pass the time when I probably should’ve been paying attention in class.

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Recently I found this app Animatic. And it captures so perfectly that old feeling of flip book animation. You draw (on your phone or tablet) frame by frame, and it has onion skinning, which is basically semi-transparent images of previous frames for referencing. You can also adjust frame rate of the overall piece (if you get the subscription for 9.99 a year you can adjust frame rate per frame as well). You can also link it to PhotoShop to get your frames onto your desktop.

What I love about it is it took a nostalgic pastime of mine, and made it much easier to do. And the price of entry for the app is FREE, and that free version is perfectly useful as it is.

Go check out Animatic for yourself.