I love commenting on blogs, and it’s great when people reply to mine, thanks Patsy for this lovely chatty badge. It reminds me of the comics I used to read with the speech in them. What was your favourite comic? Mine was The Beezer, it was like a big newspaper and was full of great characters. Each week I’d be wondering what they’d be up to. Sometimes I had the Dandy or Beano but it was Beezer that caught my attention the most. There was Ginger who had a mop of red hair, bendy Pearl the elastic girl with long arms, and baby bud, and Lord Snooty. I changed to the Diana when I grew up a bit. That was good as well. It’s the characters that make the story. So I’m working on building up my characters for stories, ones that the reader will care about.