MakeBeliefsComix.com was created by author Bill Zimmerman. Zimmerman wrote and created a comic activity book called Make Beliefs: A Gift for Your Imagination. Zimmerman’s site MakeBeliefsComix.com is an online comic generator that allows users to select characters and write dialogue to create their own unique comic strip. Completed comics can be printed out or even emailed to a friend or relative. The site includes story ideas (for example, “travel to a mysterious place”) as well as helpful writer prompts.
MakeBeliefsComix.com creator Bill Zimmerman writes on the site’s About Us page, “my hope is that by giving you a choice of characters with different moods and the chance to write words and thoughts for them, you will tap into your creativity and explore new possibilities.” After using the site myself, I can say that it does just that! Creating a comic strip was really fun and I believe the site is an excellent resource for tweens. It can not only serve as an incredibly fun pastime, but as a tool to motivate reluctant writers.