The Top 20 Most Annoying Things About Comics on DA1. The font is too small, too dark, or so crowded I cant freaking read it.The Top 20 Most Annoying Things About Comics on DA by Droemar
2. Spelling hee hee as hehe. He is a pronoun; hee and heh are bits of laughter; so are ho, ha", and mwa. I cannot read hehe as anything but two pronouns stuttering. Edit: And you know what? Finnish and all those other languages that do it AREN'T ENGLISH.
3. The comics are too dark to tell whats going on. Whether because this persons working screen is too dark, or because they think itll add to their comics feel of dark mystery, I cant say.
4. Inconsistent narration. Figure it the freak out before you start investing your time! Research POV in comics and why theyre important. I hate it when one page reads in First Person and then switches
5 Tips on Self-ControlHighsong got lots of tags, so here's ya'll's reward. For anyone still interested, you can purchase it here: http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YQBT24 or here: http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/565045 Tips on Self-Control by Droemar
1. If your work cannot explain or defend itself, it needs a rewrite. The knee-jerk reaction of most people I run across in writing circles is the manic desire to man the wall of their ego and defend it from all comers. The person in question didnt really come for critique, per se, but validation. They only want to be told how wonderful they are, not that their character is a vomit-inducing Mary Sue described with prose the written equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. Good writing needs no explanation; bad writing deserves none. Its as simple as that. If someone says they didnt understand something fundamenta
5 Tips on GenderMy friend Cedarseed needs some help with a Kickstarter project. If you believe in karma as a writer, perhaps helping her will mean you'll get help someday! http://cedarseed.deviantart.com/journal/39889701/5 Tips on Gender by Droemar
1. People are people. Sooo why should it be, you and I should get along so -? Uh, wait. Okay. The biggest thing I see with gender in poorly done writing is that the worst of it manages to be both anti-male and anti-female at the same time. (Case in point would probably be Twilight, but its certainly not the only offender. Hello, Lifetime!) The woman are passive idiots, incapable of asserting themselves, articulating their desires, or taking a proactive stance to pursue a dream or goal. The men are brow-beating clods, unobservant, territorial, jealous, and possessive, and constantly attempting to measure their assets (physical or otherwise) against any other
5 Tips on Getting Started1. Do your research. Everyone can benefit from a little research. I bet if Paolini had, he wouldn't have written Lord of the Star Wars Dragonriders of Pern. Stephanie Meyer might have depicted Forks a little more accurately. Odds are, the idea for your story is not as unique as you think. Are there other stories out there like it? How can you make yours different? (And saying "Because it's meeeeeeee!" doesn't count. Boy, does it ever not.) Research can be anything from reading a vast swathe of YA to find out what's selling right now, to skimming Wikipedia articles for just how that piece of armor or weapon worked, to interviewing someone knowledgeable about a subject you want to include in your book. Most of the time, if you tell people you're writing a book, they get really excited about being consulted about it. And yes, that's a lot of reading. Because if you're writi5 Tips on Getting Started by Droemar
5 Tips on ExpositionEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips on Exposition by Droemar
1. If you are not answering who, what, and why we should care right off: save it. I see sooooooooooooo freakin many comics that introduce the massive world of epicness and all the circumstances under which it came to be, little of which has anything to do with the immediate narrative. Its tiresome, especially when theres stuff like a list of gods, or the ebul guy and the good guyz, and their socio-political impact over the years. And we spend pages hearing this crap, without a single inkling of who our protagonist is. Zilch in the way of context. Nothing in the way of emotional hooks or characterization. But damn, do we ever get some names that mean jack-all! &
5 Tips on Dialogue: Part TwoEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips on Dialogue: Part Two by Droemar
Not sure when the next update is; I'm probably going to be starting another novel here soon.
1. Said is king. Meyer! You little minx; thank you for providing me with a perfect reason why Said Bookisms suck so bad! http://reasoningwithvampires.tumblr.com/tagged/dialogue_tags Replacing said with anything should be done with hesitation. Dialogue stands on its own. Give your readers credit: we really can understand how something is being said by the dialogue alone. When characters whine, moan, sniff, or do anything with an adverb, their dialogue probably needs punching up. Sometimes it's unavoidable, but do try not to let yourself fall off the slippery slope.