Knowing What You Write

Banes at 12:00AM, May 14, 2020



Last week we talked about “writing what you know” … but how about ‘knowing what you write’? I knew I wanted to do this one as soon as I posted the previous article…just for the title.

In a TV show, series of books, movie, printed comic series, or newspaper strip ...



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QUACKCAST 478 - Pity da fool!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 12, 2020

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Fools are an iconic character trope and I wanted to explore them. They're a lot more varied and interesting than is readily apparent. There's a ...



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Religion As Mythology

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 11, 2020



It's all fine and exciting when using lore and myth to create new stories. Especially when it comes to modern genres like urban fantasy, it can yield pretty alluring and impressive results! From ancient Greek mythology to all kinds of Asian myths and legends, to Norse mythology and Egyptian ...

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Expressing Theme

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 27, 2020



We've talked before about theme in these Newsposts.

Many people know what a theme is, but just to set it up right, theme is what a story is about, on a deeper level. It's about the journey the character is taking. It's the larger “point” of the ...



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The Challenges of War: Finding Freedom

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2020



What happens when an ex-child soldier wants to start a new life? A new comic book from Peace Direct called “The Challenges of War: Finding Freedom” tells Lembaka's story in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He joined an armed group at age 10, and after years of brutal violence ...

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MacGuffins

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 16, 2020


MacGuffin comin' through!


MacGuffins

I'm not sure if everyone knows this already, but a MacGuffin is a term that was made popular by Alfred Hitchcock, and is now widely used in writing and storytelling circles.

It is an item or event (or possibly even a character) that exists only ...







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Chevalier the Queen’s Mouseketeer Kickstarter is Live!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 13, 2020



This is Darryl Hughes aka “TheDeeMan”. My partner Monique ( aka “Coydog”) and I have started a kickstarter for our “Chevalier the Queen's Mouseketeer” children's book series. If you remember “Chevalier” won the “best all ages comic” in 2013 and 2014.

If folks want to donate they can do ...



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