Writing tips and links, book promotion and marketing ideas, as well as updates on all my various writing projects.
John P. McCann (or JP Mac) is an Emmy-award winning animation scribe who has written on such shows as Animaniacs, Freakazoid!, Pinky and the Brain, Catscratch, and Kung Fu Panda. His first horror novel, Hallow Mass, is available on Amazon in softcover and ebook formats.
All I need are a few ideas. Usually I'll check out what's on—Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder, Phineas and Ferb, The 7D—then think of what might compliment, or play against, such shows. So far I have doodled the names of my neighbors, a telephone number for a physical therapist, and the word 'oakum.' Experience tells me Disney will want more.
When the going gets tough, the tough web surf. And in doing so, I stumbled across this old i09article that not only explores writer's block but breaks it down into categories. For instance:
"People lump several different types of
creative problems into one broad category. In fact, there's no such
thing as "Writer's Block," and treating a broad range of creative
slowdowns as a single ailment just creates something monolithic and
huge. Each type of creative slowdown has a different cause — and thus, a
And then they tell you even more. Value added? I think so.