Points of view - part two - Unreliable

Banes at 12:00AM, March 8, 2018



Last week we talked a little pov basics.

This time, how about we talk the fascinating device called the Unreliable Narrator. For anyone who doesn't know, this type of narration (usually first person in prose, but not necessarily) tells the story in question…but is not necessarily giving an ...



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Damn Lies

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 17, 2017

I'm a bit obsessed with “before” versions of characters. Where they start. The damaged dude or dudette who shows up at the beginning of a story REALLY needing a change in their lives, and usually not knowing it.

Even when the plot kicks off, these folks often don't ...

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Reflecting on Reflection Characters

Banes at 12:00AM, July 20, 2017



Reflection Characters

When I was doing a little reading on the “Mentor” character type, I learned about something called “Reflection Characters”. It was an eye opener; I'd never heard of this before, though I could instantly see how it made sense in storytelling, and dozens of examples came to ...



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And To All A Good Night

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 24, 2015



I love Christmas Eve. Possibly more than Christmas Day. Both are great fun, and reuniting with friends and relatives I rarely see is delightful of course.

But the quiet anticipation of Christmas Eve is where it's at. For me it's usually a day off work, wrapping (occasionally running ...



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Mumblecore in Webcomics

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 20, 2015



There is a slightly odd trend in screenwriting for indie films called Mumblecore where the actors are given a very minimal to non-existent script to work from and are forced into creating natural dialogue on the spot. I believe the director has a general story outline of where he or ...

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QUACKCAST 206 - Turning An Idea Into A Comic

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 17, 2015

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Art by Ozoneocean

Content:
Back in January our own HippieVan was in a quandary as to how to turn a creative idea she had into a webcomic, so she decided to put it o the DD community and croudsource their wisdom via a newspost. Banes and I thought the ...




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On this holiday, you should vote for voices in the Radio Play 2012!

skoolmunkee at 4:55AM, April 8, 2012

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend, whether you're celebrating a holiday or not!


Updates to the Drunk Duck Radio Play 2012! A few late entries have been accepted, and the voting deadline has been extended to April 15th- you can read the details in the post linked ...


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Vote vote vote for the Radio Play actors! (Also some other good news!)

skoolmunkee at 8:00AM, April 4, 2012


Hey guys, the voice tryouts for the Radio Play 2012 are in, and now it's YOUR job to vote for the lucky people who get the parts! You only have a few more days (votes due April 6th)! You can listen to entries in the thread, or (lucky you ...

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QUACKCAST Episode 71 - Institutionalised superheros, screenwriting part 4

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 3, 2012

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Summary:
This is the 4th and last of Banes' screenwriting tutorials. We round up here with the final two story genres; “Superhero” and “Institutionalised”, rounded out with some more useful time and tricks on writing in general! This series has been part of the Quackcast screenwriting month, beginning with ...


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QUACKCAST Episode 70 - The love between two buddies, Screenwriting part 3

ozoneocean at 1:14AM, March 27, 2012

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Summery:
In the 3rd part of our 4 part focus on the art of story and screenwriting we have a look at some more interesting and popular story genres; Buddy Love, Fool Triumphant, and Whydunnit! We learn further tricks of the trade and gain more insights into the secret ...


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