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Quackcast 228 - Conflicting conflicts conflict

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 21, 2015
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This time we're talking about conflict in webcomic writing, and any writing in general really. Conflict is one of the main drivers of a story, so you pretty much have to have it in there somewhere! But how do you approach it? Do you set it up really carefully or just put a bunch of volatile characters together and see what happens? I think for a lot of us we don't think too much about the science of our conflicts, rather we approach it artistically and develop things by feel and instinct because conflict is such an intrinsic trait. But understanding how you use it can be very useful when you're writing satisfying resolutions and climaxes. A good understanding of the types of conflict in your story is also pretty essential when you're writing a good comedy (it's a great source of humour!), and also when you're explaining or selling your work to the public: It's all very well to chat about your clever setting and your funky characters, but conflict is the reason they're IN a story to begin with and that's really what will get people wanting to read out it.
I hope you enjoy Gunwallace's great porn style music type theme for Tales of Two Tiny Titty bars!

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Regarding Dandelions - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Regarding_Dandelions/

Based on Bane’s Newspost and forum post:
Thems fightin' words - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/jul/08/thems-fightin-words-conflict/
Conflict - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177030/

Contributors:
Bravo - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102
maskdt - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/maskdt/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Kimluster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/
Gunwallace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Gunwallace/
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean/
Ironscarf - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Ironscarf/
Usedbooks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Usedbooks/
Irrevenant - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/irrevenant/

The drunkduck awards - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Drunk_Duck_Awards_2015/5486338/

Special thanks to:
Feature stripper Gunwallace for his lovely music - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes, for his Quackcast hosting moxie - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/

The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Tales from Two Tiny Tittybars - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Tales_from_Two_Tiny_Tittybars/ by Moneko

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