QUACKCAST 466 - And then What

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2020

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What happens to characters after the big action scene or climactic moment? This could be anywhere in the story but it's usually close to the end ...



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The Day After

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 15, 2020



Given that it was Valentine's Day yesterday, and that is associated with a lot of special moments between couples, I thought we could talk about the Day After! What do you do on the Day After? Do you run to buy a pill or do you roll over and ...

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Building basics (Part 1)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 14, 2020



A key aspect to creating a story, be it a modern day slice-of-life, an epic space opera or a high fantasy saga, is the world in which the characters inhabit. Now there are lots of aspects to consider when building your story and, this week, we’ll be going into ...

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QUACKCAST 465 - Planning Vs pantsing!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 11, 2020

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There are a couple of approaches when it comes to making a big creative project: planing it all out or working things out as you go ie ...



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A Former Child Soldier’s Story Will Be Told Through an Online Comic

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2020



Peace Direct is launching a comic book online that tells the true story about a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He joined a militia to avenge his father's death, later escaped and is now starting a new life as a farmer.

The comic book will ...



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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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From Mucha to Manga

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Feb. 3, 2020



The Mucha Foundation is proud to announce its ongoing tour of Alphonse Maria Mucha’s work and how it has inspired countless modern styles from Grateful Dead covers to the line art for manga books. The show is currently open in the Sapporo Art Museum in Japan and will run ...

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Writing Wise Folk

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 1, 2020



Wise men are like valuable spice for a story. They are also a wonderful plot device, or an extremely cheesy one, depending on how the character is used and written.

Wise men (and women) are often the moral compass to the main characters, or hold some kind of answer to ...



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Naming your worlds

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Jan. 24, 2020



Naming towns, cities or worlds can be a challenge. A name speaks volumes when it comes to world building so the pressure to get it right is real. To help overcome the struggle of finding the perfect name, here are some tips you can use to really nail it.

Consider ...



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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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