A time for giving and thanks

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 29, 2019



With the Thanksgiving holiday coming to a close and Christmas not being far away, now is a good time to take a step back and consider the past year. For my writing partner and I, we had high hopes for the year coupled with a mountain of plans. However, those ...

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"There and Back again" | Epilogues

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 1, 2019



Last week, we took a look at what a prologue was and how it could be used. Just to catch you up, a prologue is an opening of a story, or in this context, a comic, that establishes the scene, theme and/or tone of the rest of the narrative ...

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Whitewashing, Blackwashing and all that Jazz

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 6, 2019




So by now, anyone who is on Twitter (and possibly other social media I dare not touch) is aware of this whole kerfuffle over the newest Disney live action remake, which happens to be The Little Mermaid. It has been announced that Ariel will be played by an actress who ...


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Subverting expectations ≠ good storytelling

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 17, 2019



When creating a story you begin leading the reader down a path. You know where you’re going, or at least can pretend to know, but the reader does not. But, with some well laid out clues and foreshadowing, they can begin to piece the map together. Now here comes ...

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Villains you love to hate

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 19, 2019



One of the best types of villains are those that you love to hate. Despite how much you would love for them to shuffle off the mortal coil, they continue to captivate you with their malice and determination and you know that when they do leave the plot, whether deserved ...

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Emotional Impact

Amelius at 1:10PM, April 14, 2019



Have you ever read something and it gave you the “feels?” Something that was so intense that you couldn't help but feel the emotional truth of a fictional moment in time? In many ways that is the highest form of our art, and possibly any art; to communicate an ...

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Reaching the breaking point

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 29, 2019



The breaking point of a story is where the protagonist has been beaten down so many times that they throw life to the ground and yell, “Enough of this shit!”. Keep in mind that the breaking point does not necessarily mean it’s the climax, more it is a pivotal ...

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Marvel’s Newest Superhero is Filipino

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 11, 2019



It was announced that the newest addition to Marvel’s War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1 will include Wave, a character from the Philippines. This is not the first time a Filipino character has been unveiled in the Marvel universe, the Triumph Division was the first group ...

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Myth Appropriation

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2019

Giving Mythic Scale to your Stories



Dexter and the Trinity Killer - this may not look like an epic confrontation…but it sure as heck was!


The classic Star Wars trilogy was a phenomenon and a triumph on multiple levels. One of the things it's famous for is it's ...






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