On Beyond Writer’s Block: A Graphic Story

By Mahmoud ShaltoutMahmoud teaches scientific thinking, public health and creativity to undergraduate students. A passionate comics fan as well as published comic artist, Mahmoud uses comics often in teaching and blogging. Mahmoud has lived in various places across the Middle East, and in the UK, so he’s basically a third culture kid. Mahmoud loves music, film and art. Tweet Mahmoud at @mac_toot

You can read and access the text of this graphic story here.

Mahmoud Shaltout: Writer's Block Page 1

Mahmoud Shaltout: Writer’s Block Page 1

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Mahmoud Shaltout: Writer’s Block Page 2

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Mahmoud Shaltout: Writer’s Block Page 5

An Inspiration: Make Writing … Digital

Either in a digital webcomic space (see this resource of various online comic creators), or at your table, with pencil and paper, sketch out a story in graphic form. Keep the art simple, if you need to. Stick people? They’re fine. As you draw and write, notice how the visual can help inform the written, and vice versa. What story can you tell?
We hope you will share your work across the various Digital Writing Month spaces that you inhabit. That could be right here at the Digital Writing Month blog; at your own blog or writing space; on Twitter with the #DigiWriMo hashtag; in the DigiWriMo Google Plus Community; at the DigiWriMo Facebook page; or wherever you find yourself writing digitally.