The Challenge of Obeying The Rules

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 8, 2020



Rules are meant to be bent, or broken.

Of course they are- if it's a one time thing. If it happens all the time, the stakes collapse, the story comes apart, and the experience is ruined. I'm talking about stories, of course…

As we've talked about time ...





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Superpowers Magic and Technology

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2020



Greetings, citizens!

Superpowers coming from magical abilities or fantastic technology are essential to many stories in the fantasy and science fiction genres. They can show up in other genres, too, like horror and of course, superhero stories (are they science fiction stories? Science-Fantasy? Heroic Fantasy? Whatever - most of those folks ...



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On Writing Therapists 2

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2020




Therapists are the type of character whose occupation can easily seep into their ‘off the clock’ life. It's not something that can often be helped. Psychologists don't ‘turn off’ their perception of behavioral patterns and personality analyses, the same way you can't ‘unsee’ the rabbits after you ...


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Overall tips for getting over a slump

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 17, 2020



It's very easy for us creators to get wrapped up in our own art and stories that sometimes we begin to feel stagnant. It’s important to take a step back and look at what others are doing as it might go on to serve as inspiration for your ...

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On Writing Therapists 1

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 11, 2020




I've already written a bunch of articles on writing mental illness, so I figured I should write about writing therapists as well!

Oh, the woes for therapist representation in narrative works! All the stereotypes are there: from the shrink that is actually a little (or a lot) loopy and ...




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My top 5 art tips

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 10, 2020



Emma is sick today so I'm subbing in! My topic is about art: 5 areas to work on that will help you become a better comic artist.

Practice:
The first and most important is practice. The more you do the better you get. Draw every day and try new ...




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Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 2, 2020




Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...




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Celebrate Another Completed Year!

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 28, 2019



In just three days, 2019 will be in the past!

Often this is the time to make our obligatory “resolutions list” for the year to come, usually from looking back and seeing just what we didn't achieve in the year that is ending.

Making tallies of things we need ...





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