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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Analyzing the Tantalizing Myth of the Madonna v. Whore Complex in Characters

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 18, 2020



Sexuality is very fluid and for the most part, there has been a societal shift towards a more “sex-positive” society. I digress because, as always, there is always a part of society that prefers to remain conservative. As a human female, basing my observations of other humans, it has dawned ...

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The Genre Defines the Lines

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 9, 2020



We grin and support John Wick as he ploughs through dozens of people per minute in his revenge quest over his murdered dog and ruined car, but we gasp with shock when the Wicked Witch of the East pursues a single person to take revenge for killing her sister with ...

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QUACKCAST 477 - Darkest before dawn

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 5, 2020

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Today on this glorious date we chat about that part in stories where everything turns to crap for the protagonists, just before the run up to the ...



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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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After Marriage

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, April 25, 2020



Usually in adventures, thrillers and other stories, when the main characters are romantically involved, the B plot (or even the A plot) is the ‘will they/won’t they' question: will they get together in the end, usually with a happy end scene of marriage, or some such thing. Romance ...

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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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FEATURED COMIC --> Click Track Lolita

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 22, 2020



When Sierra, a fashionable young girl, visits her grandmother’s home in the idyllic, fairy tale cottage in the woods, life looks like it is more comfortable. She heads over to town for groceries and to visit Lacy at the local bar when she discovers Lacy has snagged a slot ...

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Maintaining an update schedule

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 17, 2020



There are generally two kinds of webcomic artists. Those that update irregularly and those that operate like clockwork. Maintaining an update schedule has many benefits both for you and your readers. Here are some of the positive reasons for putting in place a realistic update schedule.

Readers like reliability
Having ...




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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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