Writing More Than You Know

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 13, 2020



We're all aware of the classic tennet for writers and creators of all stories- write what you know in order for the story to be good.

We've explored before what it means to write what you know, and where this rule should be adhered to: at the core ...



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QUACKCAST 479 - Big ideas in fiction

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 19, 2020

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My original idea for this Quackcast was: “Genre fiction is the best place to explore ideas, straight fiction doesn't do it as well”
What I meant ...




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FEATURED COMIC --> Hyperbolic Fabrications Presents

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 19, 2020



We begin with Trigger Warning, a story about Nathan Wood, prisoner of the mysterious Institution. This mild mannered man seems prone to horrific acts of violence… But why, and who is keeping him imprisoned?
Then we dive straight into our second tale, They were Wolves. In a small armed village ...


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Not What They Seem

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 14, 2019



edward norton in “primal fear”

One of the things I like in fiction is characters who are not what they seem.

Like all things, this sort of thing can be done well, or badly, or somewhere in between. It can be fascinating and surprising, or cliche and predictable. It can ...





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QUACKCAST 417 - Can we be better?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 12, 2019

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This is a big, awkward, contentious and fiery subject. What we're talking about in this Quackcast is the current phenomenon of social marketing and how it ...




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Catharsis

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2018



CATHARSIS
from the Best of Banes Collection


A writing instructor once gave me brief advice on how to write a story, structurally speaking. It was 1/4 Act One setup, 1/2 Act Two complications and rising stakes (I think), and about 1/4 An Act Three “cathartic ending”.

I ...







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Your Javert's Options

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 2, 2018



So last time we had talked about the Javert trope, a category of character that is very compelling and makes for excellent drama, immense suspense and often gets their own following in fandom. (Just check out Saito Hajime's hero's journey as a prime example.)

The Javert character is ...



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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 15, 2018

Whether you get a day off or are having a day “on” while participating in a community service project, it is good to stop and think about the ideology that MLK represents.



Raytoons, creator of the once featured Quackup comic series, has a fond farewell to The Duck:

Thank you ...





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