Aug 24, 2015
Here we go again, back to formulas! This time we got some external input. Fellow DDers had a say about their idea about the utility of formulas and how they use them in their writing and comics. It's important to understand formulas in writing so you know what works and why it works, it can help you in your own work. And when you need to and you've got the ability you can create your OWN writing formula. But remember: the formula is just the bare skeleton, you have to add all the meat and flesh to it with the rest of your writing, don't let the bones show through! Listen to Gunwallace's beautiful theme for Brave New World! Oh, and one last thing… HAPPY BIRTHDAY TANTZ AERINE!!!!
Topics and Show Notes
Topics and shownotes
Cogs and Claws - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Cogs_and_Claws/
Contributors forum thread:
Getting the formulas RIGHT - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2015/jul/16/exploring-new-comic-book-stores/
Genejoke - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Genejoke/
/>KimLuster - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/KimLuster/
/>Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean/
/>Bravo1102 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/bravo1102/
/>Usedbooks - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/usedbooks/
Previous formulas Quackcast:
Quackcast 230 getting the formula right - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-230-getting-the-formula-right/
Special thanks to:
Germanium Gunwallace, elemental music - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
/>Beryllium Banes, Covalent-co-host - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
/>Krypton Kawaiidaigakusei, formula featurer - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei/
The theme song by Gunwallace this week was for:
Brave New World - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Brave_New_World/ by BraveNewWorld rated E.
Aug 3, 2015
We've talked about formulas before, but mostly in the context of escaping formulas and reinventing them. NOW however we're talking about using existing formulas to create a story, or creating new formulas and sticking to them to come up with your stories. Formulas can be a good tool to write with, along with their close sibling “the trope” they take elements that are proven to work and stick them on a solid framework for you to more easily create your story around. All you need to do is plug in your characters and situation and see how it all fits. Formulas are comfortable for people and make it easier for a writer to structure their story faster AND in a way they know should appeal to people. Enjoy Gunwallace's lovely theme for Rismo!
Dec 27, 2011
Merry Christmas everyone! A short one this time... In this Quackcast I talk about what sorts of comic stuff we do over this holiday period, we have contributions from some DDers and then finally, the very best part of it all: The Drunkduck soap thread- WHAT HAPPENED WHILE I WAS AWAY? Seriously, this is the very best part, so if you want to get to the good bit, skip to 26.09!