Writing Women, Writing Men

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 31, 2021



We've all seen the cringy dialogue. The weirdly stereotypical and awkward situations. The sheer effort of the script writer, the novelist, or the comic book writer to write someone they don't know: a woman, or a man.


Too often the problem is very stark when comparing character designs ...




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The Problem With Forgiveness

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 29, 2021



Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. It's an emotion, it's a state of mind, it's a process.

It's a process that takes at least two parties to even begin to happen.

The problem is that in life and in fiction, this is often misconstrued as something that ...





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QUACKCAST 497 - It's just kid's stuff

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 22, 2020

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Today we're talking about the idea that entertainment aimed at kids can only be enjoyed by kids and the reason that adults often don't like ...



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The Thing With Clichés

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 8, 2019




There is a general idea that cliches, when they surface in the narrative of a story, be it movie, tv or webcomics or anything else, is a sign of bad writing.

There is of course a good basis for this presumption, because usually a cliche is a plot device, or ...




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Going Backwards

Amelius at 11:00AM, Feb. 17, 2019


I read webcomics backwards, and maybe you should too. You might be aghast about spoilers, but trust me– almost every reader who happens upon your comic does this too.

I should specify–I don't read the entire archive backwards. It depends on the comic but typically I read back ...


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The Sports Story and a Pitch

Banes at 12:00AM, March 10, 2016



I had an idea for an upcoming story in my comic. It came from real life, in a way. I've noticed that I'm really, really good at rock, scissors, paper. Like, I almost never lose. So a tale in the near future will feature one of my characters ...

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Avoiding the Mary Sue (+ a contest!)

HippieVan at 12:00AM, March 6, 2015



This newspost was inspired by this week's Quackcast on testing your writing and knowing your characters. In the comments, KimLuster posted a Mary Sue test and discussed her annoyance in finding that one of her characters scored highly.

So what is a Mary Sue? Everyone sort of knows one ...



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QUACKCAST Episode 20 - What I Learned in Webcomics School Today

Ozoneocean at 4:59AM, March 29, 2011

Want to contribute to future Quackcasts? Go to THIS THREAD, stickied in the General Discussion forum to find out how.



Listen to Quackcast Episode 20 - What I Learned in Webcomics School Today
Mar 29, 2011


Skool and Oz recap some DrunkDucker lessons learned through doing webcomics, along with some contributions ...





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