QUACKCAST 482 - 2n Guess

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 9, 2020

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Tantz's newspost on Saturday about the problems of second guessing yourself and the issues that can arise from that was the inspiration for this week's ...



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QUACKCAST 481 - Fun with history?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 2, 2020

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Today we're chatting about using historical stuff in your story and knowing how to use it right! Sometimes it's good to change stuff and sometimes ...



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Setting effective goals

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 29, 2020




I recently got a new cork board for my work area to help organise all the goals I want to achieve throughout June. Every month it seems more gets added to the list, but how does one go about setting realistic goals that can be achieved?

It might be hard ...




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The Interconnectedness of the Duck Webcomics

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 25, 2020



Political science uses the term “Globalization”; a Nguni Bantu term “Ubuntu” translates to “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”; in the United States, we call it a “Social Network”. It has become apparent more now than ever before that it is possible for one ...

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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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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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Cause and Effect Writing Exercise

Banes at 12:00AM, April 23, 2020


classic tale of cause and effect!

Our very own Pickle-Face made a forum topic on the Duck, asking people to create a basic ‘cause and effect’ statement on their comic.

The structure goes something like this: Say what happens, and then what the effect is in the story. This is ...




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Nothing Wasted, Something Gained

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 18, 2020



As the Orthodox Easter approaches, I set out to make the traditional sweet bread. It's a tricky affair, because the recipes are often unreliable, or something might happen which you realise too late, and the dough won't rise, or won't pull apart as it should. I ended ...

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Taking care of your mental health

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 20, 2020



It goes without saying that these are very stressful and mentally draining times. With the information overload, worries about health and finances and the overwhelming, ever present anxiety about what the next day has in store, looking after your mental health is more important than ever. So here are some ...

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The Cartoons that Raised Us: Daria (1997-2002)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 2, 2020



In the late nineties, mTV answered the call for the need of a high school student that was not centered around the cheerleading squad or the football jocks with Daria. Luckily, I was in junior high, living in the Southern California suburbs around the debut of the series, which meant ...

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