Tell Me What I Say - Dialogue

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2015



image by Banes

Last Thursday I talked a little about writing a scene, in terms of the change that happens, what the character wants, and what obstacle is in the way of achieving that want.

But what about dialogue? Eh?

One way to help define what's going on in ...







read more

WRITING A SCENE

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2015



Here are some thoughts on writing that smallest unit of a story: the scene.


First off, what is a scene? What defines it?

It's Change.

Something changes between the beginning and end of a scene.

Here's a way to write one if you're stuck. These are the ...










read more

Quackcast 228 - Conflicting conflicts conflict

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 21, 2015

LISTEN!

Pic by Ozoneocean

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 ...



read more

Them's Fightin' Words: CONFLICT

Banes at 12:00AM, July 9, 2015


Image by Banes

Conflict
If you're anything like me (you poor soul), you may have learned about conflict in English or Creative Writing classes, and they told you that stories could either be

Man vs. Himself,
Man vs. Man, or
Man vs. Nature.

So a character would be either ...









read more

Quackcast 226 - The Power of Contrast

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 7, 2015

LISTEN!

Content:
In this Quackcast I interrogated Mr Banes on the subject of his first newspost: Contrasts. It's a subject near and dear to him, even his comic "Typical Strange“ has its name based on the concept, i.e. two words with the opposite meanings put together to create ...


read more

Thursdays With Banes - Contrast and Conflict

Banes at 12:00AM, July 2, 2015



Ozoneocean has been goodly enough to let me participate on the DD front page on Thursdays. So I'll be jabbering here weekly and attempting to be

1. Entertaining and/or
2. Informative and/or
3. Punctual

It's a treat to get to do this, so thanks!

CONTRASTS

The ...











read more

Turning an Idea into a Comic

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2015



I was sitting in a boring Canadian politics lecture the other day (I'm not sure what else I expected from that class, really…) when inspiration struck - a comic idea! Unfortunately it's the first good idea I've had since approximately 2008, and I'm a few years removed ...

read more

FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Inner Turmoil in Comics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Oct. 17, 2014



Comics are a great medium for action-heavy stories, but showing inner conflict without massive walls of text can be difficult. The other day I picked up a very disappointing graphic novel version of “Frankenstein” - it read like an illustrated summary of the book, not reflecting any of the angst and ...

read more

Featured comic -> Illuminia

skoolmunkee at 12:01AM, April 10, 2013



This lovely comic is just starting out, but it's so impressive I think people should know about it as early as possible! Illuminia is an atmospheric story about a conflict between light and dark. In a middle-eastern market, a grotesque demon of the dark crawls from a well. Luckily ...

read more

FEATURED COMIC --> Runnin With a Gun

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 13, 2013



The story is about a woman sniper. The way she found herself in that occupation came from a traumatic childhood and a good for nothing father. She is conflicted at one moment on the job because she lets her feelings get in the way of her work and misses a ...

read more

Forgot Password
©2011 WOWIO, Inc. All Rights Reserved Google+