On Hiatus - Be Back In Five Years

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 20, 2018



Recently, my writing partner and I have gone on a very short hiatus whilst we rework a few things to accommodate another project and it got me thinking about the almost inevitable and sometimes dreaded occurrence that is, “The Hiatus”.

It is very rare to find an artist or team ...



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These Boots Were Made For Walking

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, April 13, 2018



So for the last few posts I’ve been meaning to go back and finish off an idea that I had begun to explain, albeit poorly, but, as you can see, I have not. I know that there is more I could do with it; more I could delve into ...

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Character Arcs Revisited

Banes at 12:00AM, April 12, 2018


A character starts in one state of being, and ends in a very different state of being.

The Character Arc in a nutshell!

Every time the subject of character arcs comes up around the site or on the Quackcast, one of the first examples that comes to my mind is ...




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Contrast

Banes at 12:00AM, April 5, 2018




The first time I noticed the power of contrasts was in my friend's music. He's a massively talented songwriter, and aside from interesting melodies and chord progressions and powerful insights and images in his lyrics, he uses contrast a lot. Laughter and tears, being high but low, trapped ...


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Music for the Mind

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 30, 2018



It is taking some time to gather my thoughts on the follow up to last week’s article, so for this post, I thought we could talk about something to helps keep me going and inspired, namely music.

Before Quentin Tarrentino begins a movie he often turns to music as ...



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An Arc Within an Arc - An Introduction

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 23, 2018



A couple of weeks back I covered the topic of using Dan Harmon's theory of character arcs as a method of developing a structured and strong narrative. This week I'm going to take it a bit further.

This is the personal method I have used in the past ...



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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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Points of View - part one

Banes at 12:00AM, March 1, 2018



Welcome to March!

I thought I'd try a connected theme of Thursday articles this month. I've had some half-baked ideas floating around on the subject of “Point of View”. They haven't coalesced completely but I think I can figure out four articles on this topic over the ...



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On boredom and the slip into daydreams

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Feb. 16, 2018



In my day job, I am occasionally asked to attend events or webinars as part of professional development. Earlier this week I happened to be at one of these activities focussing on the future of artificial intelligence, which you would think would be a riveting topic for discussion. But soon ...

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Quackcast 361 - Primordial Creations

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 13, 2018

LISTEN!

Today we talk about where our characters began, not their origin stories or why we started writing them but rather what they used to look like! Pitface was inspired to create a thread based on this idea by Emma Clare's newspost series of origin stories. So we just ...

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