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Mary Sues are always a fun topic!
There are some misconceptions about them though… Mary Sues aren't all female, they can be any gender. Being super ...
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The Bestest Evar: Revisiting Mary Sues -
And a Contest!
Way back in the day our friend and my grizzled old mentor HippieVan did a post discussing Mary Sues - and we followed it up with a Mary Sue “contest”.
Many of us comic creator and reader types have probably known the ...
Our friend Genejoke has brought back his community comic “Lite Bites”.
What say you, Genejoke?
'ello, Genejoke here. You might have noticed that over the last couple of weeks I've been posting daily updates of a comic called Lite bites.
Hands up if you remember Lite Bites?
Okay that ...
This might be a simple question, but I think it’s much deeper than most think.
Characters, whether they’re our own or not, have an origin, have traits, personalities, ideas, morals and goals. Each one is different and all of them share a similarity: their creator.
We can all ...
One year ago, I was sitting on a carpet in my living room putting the pieces of a World Map puzzle together. The previous Friday, March 13th, started off like any other—daily commute to work—except the constant news on the radio talking about the Ivy Leagues sending their ...
According to the theory, you are born with a temperament. Its manifestation occurs soon after birth, and it is based in biological configurations you have, such as your tolerance or intolerance to stimulations, your sensitivity to noxious stimuli such as noise, and a range of other things.
As a baby ...
Last week I talked about what kind of stuff to stick in the middle section of stories.
Here's a tangent I found myself on, about the actual halfway mark:
Well, the middle bit almost always contains the actual halfway point of the story. In many stories this is a ...
In the beginning, we set up our character
Iin the middle, we get them into trouble
In the end, we get them out of trouble.
Sounds so simple! It's tougher than that to pull off.
The middle of a story in particular, as people have talked about, is often ...
Silent types can be very alluring. They don't really engage with other people, they are content to be on their own, they have developed their own special, unique manner of wading through life independently, which makes them interesting. They are their own kind of strong, even if they are ...