QUACKCAST 444 - 3point landing

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Sept. 17, 2019

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Endings… getting them right is SO very hard. We've chatted about this before but this time Tantz has a number of good methods to make them ...



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A Phoenix Reborn as The Joker

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 16, 2019



Here is the scene:

It is pitch black, sitting in a movie theater, the lights go out and the feature film is only minutes away from beginning. The trailers begin playing and the first one is half way memorable. Then the next trailer comes on and I see a man ...



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The Death of the Method?

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 12, 2019



The Death of the Method?


In the past, I've been a proponent of the Banes Method - really, the Save the Cat Method - of story construction and story improvement.

The method became all the rage in film production in Hollywood apparently - and has received some criticism as well, for being ...






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On Belief

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, July 20, 2019



So I watched Hacksaw Ridge the other day (okay it was yesterday) and it was impressive.

Not so much as a movie (though that was quite decent) but the story. The story was amazing.

It's about a man named Desmond Doss who enlists in the army during WWII to ...





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Getting Inspiration

Tantz_Aerine at 2:14AM, July 13, 2019



Inspiration is a flighty and whimsical thing. We don't know when we'll get it and sometimes we never do when we need it. Even others, we get it when we least need it, or when we can't use it. Or when we're sleeping, and lose it ...

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Dealing with defeat

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, May 24, 2019



There are going to be times in your life where you will be rejected or subjected to defeat; whether that be professionally, personally or existentially. During these moments it is very easy to fall into a funk that feels impossible to drag yourself out of. So here are some tips ...

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QUACKCAST 426 - Sidekicking

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 14, 2019

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Inspired by Emma Clare's Friday newspost about supporting characters, today we're discussing sidekicks! Sidekicks are a useful character type that are used in so many ...



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Forgotten abilities and plot holes

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 22, 2019



This is an eternal problem for readers. Writers don't really tend to care about it too much, but readers HATE it!
What am I talking about? Basically, it's when a character gains a power, acquires an item, learns some info or a spell, meets a magical person or ...


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Running the Marathon

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Feb. 2, 2019



So it turns out I'm quite ill this week and I don't feel I have enough focus to finish up my “Writing Mental Illness” set of articles. I promise to do that next week.

For today I'd like to talk about planning, writing and drawing a webcomic ...



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Too Smart and Sensitive

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 28, 2019



The buzz on the street is that mTV studios will be releasing a Daria reboot called Daria and Jodie along with other shows geared to an older audience like the animated Aeon Flux series. Daria was such a staple to watch in the late nineties and it helped teens in ...

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