Paul Kupperberg on March 13th, 2020
Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics
by Paul Kupperberg. Cover by Steven Butler. Foreword by Joe Staton.

By Paul Kupperberg

Foreword by Joe Staton • Cover by Steven Butler
Charlton Neo Media
Trade Paperback, Illustrated, 126 pages
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Paul Kupperberg on June 7th, 2014

Brad Riccia, author of the excellent and exhaustive Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, The Creators of Superman, invited me to participate in the ongoing Writing Process Blog Tour. In addition to Brad’s own contribution to the tour, some of the other authors who have taken part are Susan Grimm, Kristen, Ohlson, Lynn Kantor, Rosalie Morales Kearns, and Heather Fowler.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on September 17th, 2013

4481416936_4f4bc8ff2dAt a local library sale, I recently picked up a copy of James M. Cain’s Three of a Kind, which collects his first three novels, Career In C Minor, The Embezzler, and Double Indemnity. It’s a nice little book club edition published in 1944 for which I paid $2, an insane bargain, if only for the three novels by one of the masters of noir.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on June 18th, 2012

Writers don’t get no respect.

The other evening I was out with a friend and a group of people I was meeting for the first time. At some point I was talking to the twenty-something son of one of the group; the young man is a contractor, living in Texas, and, as twenty-somethings tend to be, quite full of himself and his knowledge of all things.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on March 17th, 2009

How I do go on…and on.

This week, over on the fine ComicsCareer.com, I go on about the writer’s ‘voice,’ the way we try to say whatever it is we have to say in our own, distinctive way:

“Writers also have voices, or at least they should if they’re worth anything.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on March 9th, 2009

The third installment of my column, Things I’ve Learned Along the Way, is up at ComicsCareer.com in which I babble on aimlessly about the creative process, specifically how we have no idea how it works, just that it does:

“It isn’t magic or voodoo.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on March 3rd, 2009

Opinions are like butts…everybody’s got one and most of ’em stink, but that didn’t stop them from posting the second installment of my column on writing, Things I’ve Learned Along the Way on Kirk Chritton’s fine website, ComicsCareer.com. This week, I talk about being true to your character because, never forget, like Soylent Green, “Story is People.”… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on February 23rd, 2009

You want my advice? Normally, I’m not much for giving it, but every now and then some bit of wisdom about writing or the creative process would occur to me and I’d write it down. Before I knew it, I had seven or eight of columns worked up, right around the time my old friend Kirk Chritton of ComicsCareer.ComRead the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on September 1st, 2008

A couple of weeks back, I decided to pick up the manuscript of a mystery novel I had started some time back but which has sat for years untouched. I had about 21,000 words written and I reasoned if I wrote an easy 500 words a day on the book (on top of my ongoing paying writing), I’d have a completed novel in two to three months.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on August 23rd, 2008

On August 16, I decided to return to The Same Old Story, a novel I had started a while ago on which I had written about 21,000 words. The book is a mystery, set in the early 1950s and features a pulp and comic book writer who is the son of a late and legendary N.Y.P.D.… Read the rest

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