When a story feels too much like a story

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Nov. 28, 2021


~Today we have a guest article from Andreas_Helixfinger! Enjoy the read!~

Hey everyone!

It’s you’re one vocal swedish guy on the the Duck Webcomics Andreas Helixfinger. I decided to tune in and do one of these sunday articles after discovering this smaller Youtube channel called TheBurgerkrieg, where the ...




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The Lull

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 27, 2021



So you've just written a kick-ass, exciting sequence, and you are already looking forward to the next awesome, kick-ass exciting sequence that is coming right up…

…after the dreaded lull: the scenes in a story that have to take place between the exciting sequences. The scenes where technically plot-wise ...



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Truth and Lies

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 18, 2021



Everybody lies.

Generally speaking.

I mean, there could be a few out there who don't. A few pure souls that never stray from the truth. Could be. But I doubt it.

Could a mute person lie? I suppose so…whether they're writing something down or using sign language ...







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Prequels and Sequels

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Nov. 7, 2021


I kid, I just like the gif. But I do prefer prequels.

When are sequels and prequels great to do? What makes a great sequel or prequel?

I believe a lot of us think about expanding our stories, whether it’s in the form of a sequel or a prequel ...




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The spookiest of all creatures. The… familiar?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Oct. 29, 2021



With the spooky season upon us, it is time to give homage to the spookiest of all creatures. The… familiar?

According to TV Tropes:

“This is based on the medieval belief that Satan granted demon servants (in animal form) to witches as part of their pacts and that “cunning folk ...





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The motive ruined it for me...

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 17, 2021


I want to play a game…

Here we go lads, lasses, dummy thicc axes, I meant to do a movie review for Scream last week but I saw The Ruins and just felt the need to get into it.

Anyway for Scream! So, be warned, there are spoilers, probably bad ...




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Looking in the Mirror

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Oct. 16, 2021



It's that turning point in your story.

Something grave has happened, and your main character is having to face a defining moment. A moment where they need to really look inside themselves, and weigh their options of who they are, who they want to be, and what it will ...



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Not even Dora is exploring this.

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 10, 2021



So, I found a horror movie recently and even though it’s not serial killer horror or Halloween type of horror, it’s definitely scary.

The movie I will be talking about today: “The Ruins” (2008) – there will be spoilers, so please be warned. The following movie is for mature ...



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So Spooky Season has Begun, eh?

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Oct. 3, 2021



Hi! So Spooky Season has begun and my brain has gone into fart mode and it's currently slow on bringing up topics right now!

But I thought something interesting would be to do a review on movies, pick them apart, talk about what's good and what's bad ...



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Consequences & Familiarity

damehelsing at 12:00AM, Sept. 19, 2021



How many of you write serious/drama filled stories? Or even characters that truly suffer consequences?

I think it’s often that we, as creators and almost like parents, don’t want our kids/creations to suffer terrible consequences, but I think that’s one of the reasons that makes ...



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