Flaws Every Day

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 25, 2021



We're always advising people to give their characters flaws. But why? Is it just so they'll be relatable and not perfect/boring?

That is a good reason, for sure.

Is it so you'll know how they're supposed to react in certain situations?
“I wrote in my ...






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Exploiting Death

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 19, 2020




When a character the story's cast and audience identify and are familiar with dies, the effect is, or should be, monumental.

Not only because that effectively ends that character's journey (and arc), but also because as an event it has immediate ramifications for all the surviving characters.

First ...






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AD Doll Revolution

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2020


This is the special landing page for Doll Revolution!
WARNING: Doll Revolution is an adults ONLY comic so please turn back now if you're not over 18 years of age, this is not for young viewers.

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FEATURED COMIC --> Whispers of the Past

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 11, 2020



A beautiful, strange, man washes up on the shore of an Idylic coastal settlement. Found by young Marei and her older sister Aniya, they have no idea what to make of him. They take him home and nurse him back to health… he remains an enigma, with dreams of blood ...

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Hunger Fuels Creativity

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 20, 2020


(Fish Being Chased Down by Prehistoric Beast drawn by the Wondrous and Glorious, El Cid, 2015)

I have experienced times in my life where I am scrambling to make ends meet, working hard to get my basic needs met, trying desperately trying to connect point A to point B. There ...


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All is Lost

Banes at 12:00AM, April 30, 2020



I've talked many times about story structure. Even with a structural approach, there are a lot of questions to be answered, struggles to be had, and hard thinking to be done to make a story work.

One big moment that I like thinking about early in the writing is ...



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Writing a Love Letter to Life

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 20, 2020



It has taken me twenty-five years to watch the entire film of “Bridges of Madison County” starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. It tells the story of an Italian War bride living in rural Iowa who meets the Worldly National Geographic photographer who has come to her small town to ...

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QUACKCAST 457 - Religion in fiction 2

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2019

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2 weeks ago we discussed the topic of religion in fiction: basicaly how we use real world religions to inform the perspectives of our characters and make ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> The Jacket Comic

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Oct. 30, 2019



Colton Emerson dreams… he dreams of a life of action, daring do and bizarre supervillains, a life of something bigger, something better and more meaningful. Meanwhile reality smacks him down hard. He's working in a dead end job fixing dead watches, being a bastard to customers, and living under ...

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FEATURED COMIC --> The Caraway Crew

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 17, 2019



Coincidental premonition-filled dreams surrounding a magical key, strange writings that look like ruins, and the disappearance of several people in a town clouded in mystery. The Caraways are a family of siblings who encounter weird happenings and seek to solve problems around Eldritch New England. They uncover a trail of ...

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