Showing and Telling

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, March 10, 2018



Anyone who ever dabbled in creative writing or any sort of narrative work, had the phrase “show, don't tell” hammered into them. The sheer anxiety of being caught ‘telling’ rather than ‘showing’ made us all think in terms I assume only exhibitionists do.

The truth though is, that sometimes ...



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Romance As a Side Dish

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2017



The other day I read a very interesting post by our very own Vickie of Used Books where she was talking about Romance. And what caught my eye the most was her description of the driving force behind romance stories as “relationship-driven conflict”- a very succinct way to put it ...

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Dialogue

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2017


Last Thursday I talked a little about writing a scene, in terms of the change that happens, what the character wants, and what obstacle is in the way of achieving that want.

But what about dialogue? Eh?

One way to help define what's going on in a scene is ...




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The Character Archetypes (Jungian Archetypes Part 5)

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 17, 2017



So we come to the end of this long litany of presentations on Jung’s assorted archetypes that craftsmen of the narrative arts have used since time immemorial to weave their yarns.

And what better way to end with the crowning jewel in every story, from books to movies to ...



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Retro Rewind: Comix Zone (1995)

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 1, 2017



A few weeks ago, I bought a collection of old school video games released for the Sega Genesis. Buried within the game titles was Comix Zone, a game where the comic creator is one of the most important characters in the game because it is responsible for creating the settings ...

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The First Nineteen Minutes

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 8, 2016


-art by Gunwallace

I enter the gym, change into my running shorts, running top, black socks, running shoes, and with towel and water bottle in hand, find the cleanest looking elliptical trainer and begin zoning out while listening to the fast paced music playing on the speaker. No matter how ...


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FEATURED COMIC --> Berrybelle

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Nov. 25, 2015



A light pink woman descends from the sky and winds up in a psychedelic land of blue dinosaurs and strange alien creatures. This super heroine is made of candy and creates a whole new outfit complete with a pink tie just by using her mind. Her super powers include incredible ...

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Take On Three Unordinary Experiences Every Day

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 21, 2015



Change is difficult. Decisions are made out of comfort and convenience because staying the same is safer. Anything that strays off the beaten path has a tendency to seem foreign. It feels like a strange sensation that makes the squishy parts of the brain uncomfortable.

In a way, I am ...



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Tell Me What I Say - Dialogue

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2015



image by Banes

Last Thursday I talked a little about writing a scene, in terms of the change that happens, what the character wants, and what obstacle is in the way of achieving that want.

But what about dialogue? Eh?

One way to help define what's going on in ...







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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - Completed Webcomics

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 21, 2014



A couple weeks back I did an “abandoned webcomics” newspost talking about some of my favourite comics on DD that have been orphaned over the years. As an antidote to that (and thanks to bravo1102’s suggestion), this week is a “mission accomplished” post highlighting completed webcomics

This newspost was ...



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