I often do this with my stories. —- Learn what ‘in medias res’ in narration means, how to begin a story in medias res and examples of great first lines that open stories in the middle.
Backgrounds are some of the most difficult things to do. You’re always walking a razor’s edge… is it too much? Is it too little? There’s some good advice here. —- Thomas Romain is a terrific artist working in the anime industry in Tokyo. Previously, he showed how to draw detailed buildings. This time, we’re going […]
I have been a huge fan of Valerian for years. Really looking forward to this movie. —- Not many people in the U.S. will know that Luc Besson’s lavish new scifi epic, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is actually yet another movie adaptation of a hit comic book. This is…
Might just be my new favorite blog. —- Writing dialogue examples that carry the story along, develop character motivations and more show how to use dialogue effectively. Read good examples.
I think every writer knows more about their characters than they are telling. I know I do. It’ll take me several books and short stories to get it all out, even then it won’t be linear. Snippets of back story define the characters’ motivations. —- Character background is tricky to balance with the present time […]
I think the important thing for all these writers is that they write. They do it consistently. It’s important to them and they make it a priority in their lives. —- Learn about the writing habits of amazing writers in this article. It will help you to develop your own writing habit.
I wonder what it would be like hand-coloring a comic page like this. —- Create hundreds of different color tones with this magical art tool.
I’ve actually seen a lot of these. Blakes 7, Sapphire & Steel, The Omega Factor… still there are a few surprises on the list. I’ll have to try to dig them up. —- Including “the scariest programme ever made for children.”
Mostly I agree. I try not to do these… at least not often. —- There’s a lot of nonsense happening on Facebook, and it’s time authors stop contributing to it.
Really? That long! —- Amateurs may think that inspiration drives artistic production, but professionals know the muses are rarely to blame for creative clogging.