More Thoughts on Discovery Writing

Banes at 12:00AM, May 21, 2020



We've had some interesting discussions on various Newsposts, in the Forum and elsewhere on theduckwebcomics about knowing your ending, knowing your genre, planning ahead and outlining vs. ‘pantsing’ or ‘Discovery writing’, which is writing without knowing where you're going.

Though up to now I've mostly been a ...



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QUACKCAST 466 - And then What

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2020

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What happens to characters after the big action scene or climactic moment? This could be anywhere in the story but it's usually close to the end ...



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The Day After

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2020



Given that it was Valentine's Day yesterday, and that is associated with a lot of special moments between couples, I thought we could talk about the Day After! What do you do on the Day After? Do you run to buy a pill or do you roll over and ...

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QUACKCAST 463 - Sexposition is not a new thing

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2020

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Sexpostion is sex plus exposition, it's exposition with sex on the screen. Tantz Aerine addressed the topic of sexposition in an article last year, but what ...




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Should the Past be Edited?

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2019



Last week I wrote an article about the Siamese Cats from Lady and the Tramp and several commenters brought up the jive-talking birds from Dumbo as something that was once acceptable and is no longer acceptable.

The most recent Tim Burton Dumbo cut out the crows entirely, but then there ...



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QUACKCAST 456 - Smackdown on Quackjeeves

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 10, 2019

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Smack Jeeves has been sold out from under its community to a Korean mobile content provider company NHN. The same company approached us last year but the ...



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Writing an Alternate Universe

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 2, 2019



An alternate universe (AU) is, in case anyone isn't aware, a story taking place in a fantastical, alternate historical timeline that usually kicks off from a specific event in actual history that takes a different turn from the one that it did in reality.

Alternate universes are fascinating. From ...



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"There and Back again" | Epilogues

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2019



Last week, we took a look at what a prologue was and how it could be used. Just to catch you up, a prologue is an opening of a story, or in this context, a comic, that establishes the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative ...

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Copyright and you

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2019



Copyright! What is it?

You’ve heard of it I’m sure. Do you know what it is? I’ll explain: it gives you rights over things that you’ve created so others can’t just steel your hard work and use it for themselves. It doesn’t apply to ...



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Sticking the Landing

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2019



As it has been seen very painfully lately in TV, the best story, with the most excellent buildup and most powerful cast of characters will just collapse if the ending isn't good enough.

A technically happy ending that isn't good enough is not going to cut it- again ...



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