Interactive Toys


Just a little art from my pen. Make no mistake, though; I’m a writer, not an artist. I do enjoy the occasional line drawing. I’m especially pleased when what I see in my head is represented with even fair accuracy on the page. The eraser is undoubtedly an essential tool—not only for drawing comic book characters, but for writing. In my career as a writer I’ve come to admire the art of editing. Revision is what makes good books great. Never forget that. Otherwise you can become like this “toy” in the picture above. One of the large hands is your ego, and the other is the reader. If you can’t give your readers something intelligent and interesting to read, they’ll criticize you until it feels like one of your arms got ripped off. An unchecked ego can pull you in the other direction, giving you pain of the overestimated self-importance variety. Anyway, that’s what I’ve learned so far. If I learn anything else, I’ll let you know.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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