Bitstrips allows you to create an avatar of yourself and then place that avatar in comic strips, either alone or with friends. You can decide on the look of your avatar, from hair and smile to clothes and shoes, and you can select from a variety of situations to place your avatar.
Here I am as an avatar.
Initially, most of my strips were about life experiences and events, but then I began to poke fun at my journey as a writer, bringing along my friend and fellow writer, Makasha Dorsey. Most of the strips now focus on "accountability": Makasha checking on me and my writing (or lack thereof) and vice versa.
The strips are meant for fun, and they often receive great comments and notice from fellow writers. For me, the strips keep me writing (in some form), allow me to poke fun at the sometimes not so fun parts of the writing journey, and keep writing in the forefront of my mind.
Check out a few that I've created through the Facebook app; the lovely Makasha joins me in most of the ones below.
Shonell just found the greatest app ever: Whack-A-Writer.
Time for Makasha and Shonell to cook.
Shonell conducts a thorough Web search on the elusive writing mojo.
Shon Bacon is an author, doctoral candidate, editor, and educator. She has published both academically and creatively while also interviewing women writers on her popular blog, ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING. She's the author of mysteries, Death at the Double Inkwell and its sequel, Into the Web, the short story "I Wanna Get Off Here" (in the short story collection, The Corner Cafe), and the romantic dramedy novella, Saying No to the Big O. You can learn more about Shon's writings at her Website, and you can get information about her editorial services at CLG Entertainment. Currently, Shon is busy pursuing her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University ... and trying to find the time to WRITE.