QUACKCAST 425 - Pay-off or rip-off?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 7, 2019

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In this Quackcast we chat about set-ups. pay-offs, and rip-offs. To make your climaxes and endings more satisfying you have pay-offs for audience expectations: set them up ...



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No Spoilers!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 7, 2019



While talking about the Golden Globes last night, my best friend tells me to stop spoiling the end results. ‘Okay, I will stay in the crisper’, I responded. I should have known! A majority of people do not like endings of books or winners of award shows revealed before it ...

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After the End

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 4, 2018



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All stories must come to an end somewhere - whether it's a “just another day” ending, an “everybody dies” denouement, or the always wonderful “it was all a dream”. Or maybe it's just the end of this adventure, with another ...





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Bookends

Banes at 12:00AM, May 31, 2018

A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...



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Top Five Tear Jerkers

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2017



I was hanging out with my family over the holidays, explaining that I wasn't sad or sick, but had been rubbing my eye because there was some dust or a hair or something stuck behind the eyeball. It was quite uncomfortable.

As I remembered how tears can flush out ...



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Bookending

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2016



A story can be strengthened by coordinating the first and final images in some way.

It's not a hard and fast rule; it's not a rule at all. But it can be worth trying out in your writing!

The movie Halloween (there it is! I had to start ...





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Catharsis and the Drunk Duck Awards

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2016


I wrote my newspost several days ahead of schedule for the first time ever!

First things first:

THE DRUNK DUCK AWARDS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

The DD Awards are always great fun, and Judges and Awards Presenters are still needed!

Please come over to the Volunteer thread to ask any questions and ...








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ENDINGS part two

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2016




I read that a great ending should be “surprising but inevitable”. That's a tall order! To have the whole story leading to that inevitable conclusion, but not be predictable. Wow!

However, I've seen (and read…ah, let's be honest; mostly it's “seen”) several great endings that ...




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ENDINGS part one

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 14, 2016



Endings are hard. We all know that. We have to tie up all the loose ends, answer all the questions, and pay off all the characters. We have to give a resolution that hopefully leaves our readers satisfied.

I know of a couple ways to deconstruct a story, and to ...



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Quackcast 236 - The Songcast/Drunkcast

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 15, 2015

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Pitface, Banes, Tantz Aerine and Ozoneocean reunited for a repeat of the legendary Drunkcast of Quackcast 137! Almost exactly 100 Quackcasts later we hit the booze again, but this time we had a goal to pursue with our drunken ramblings: music. We decided to talk about what themes inspire ...

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