The Circle of Arcs

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 9, 2018

For this week, I wanted to begin a new series of articles inspired by the most recent podcast “JUST DO IT!”. Part way through our discussion, the topic of creating stories came up and I, quite clumsily, tried to explain the theory of narrative circles and arcs as told by ...

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The Turn

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 23, 2017

There are few scenes more dramatic, more alluring and more riveting than the moment when the one of the main characters of a story makes the Turn: the moment where they change their convictions- for better or worse.

If properly prepared, the Turn is an extremely cathartic and exciting moment ...

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The Chosen One’s Origin

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 2, 2017

One of the most prevalent motifs in fantasy, science fiction/ space operas and similar folklore style genres is that of the Chosen One- the one character (99% the main character/protagonist) that is destined to save the world from the big bad- the evil sorcerer, the overlord, the empire, the ...

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QUACKCAST 337 - Interview with AmeliaP of Kings Club

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 29, 2017


This week we interview the artist and creator of the comic Kings Club, AmeliaP! Her comic was featured and Gunwallace also gave it a theme tune that was featured in Quackcast 335. AmeliaP is a talented professional comic creator and game designer. We couldn't interview her directly because ...

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Improve Your Drunk Duck Award Winning Game By Creating a For Your Consideration Page!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 26, 2017

FYC Examples by usedbooks and Whirlwynd

In less than one week, voting will open for the 2017 Drunk Duck Awards. In the past, the initial voting comes in the form of a Google Doc where you fill in nominations for comics that are the best fit for each category. Once ...

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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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Character and subtext in horror

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 20, 2016

The Drunk Duck Awards, 2016 are underway! Check 'em out here:

In the movie “The Innkeepers”, two clerks in an allegedly haunted hotel work on the last night before the place closes down. They deal with some odd final guests, both human and otherwise (maybe ...

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Catharsis and the Drunk Duck Awards

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 11, 2016

I wrote my newspost several days ahead of schedule for the first time ever!

First things first:


The DD Awards are always great fun, and Judges and Awards Presenters are still needed!

Please come over to the Volunteer thread to ask any questions and ...

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Who Are These People?

Banes at 12:00AM, June 30, 2016

For several years I've been doing a comic called Typical Strange here on the Duck. And I'm still doing it, I swear!

The characters are a fairly diverse assortment of different temperaments and personalities, and the adventures they've had and will continue to have will hopefully be ...

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Side Characters

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 26, 2016

*Colin and Betty from Pinky TA

When you write a big long story that goes over many chapters and arcs, things tend to evolve, grow and expand quite a bit outside of what you originally envisaged. What I'm talking about here are side characters- These are people that may ...

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