Articles Index

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Well, since it might be hard to find older articles on this site (especially since the “Best Of The Blog” section of this blog is spread across several posts and hidden on the category index), I thought that I’d create an list/ non-alphabetised index of links to every article on this site (excluding reviews etc..).

This index will probably be updated every month or whenever I make another “Best Of The Blog” post.

[NOTE – As of September 2014, only the articles that appear in my monthly “Top Ten articles” posts will appear on this list (as well as any “honourable mentions” on these lists too).

Sorry about this, but since there’s a limit to the number of posts I can schedule in advance (and I tend to write my articles 1-2 months quite a few months before I post them on here), I have to save most of my articles as drafts instead. As such, it’s only practical for me to get functional links to about half of the articles I plan to publish in a particular month.]

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“Geek Out About Your Stories”
“One Old Rule About Beginning A Story”
“Getting Things Past The Censor”
“Eight Ways To Beat Creative Blocks”
“Emotions And Creativity”
“DIY Worlds – The Advantages of Creating Your Own Settings”
“The Seeds Of Stories”
“How To Recycle Your Failures”
“Creating And Including ‘Forbidden Knowledge’ In Your Sci-fi and Fantsy Stories”
“Should You ‘Write From Experience’?”
“Six Ways To Fuel Your Creativity”
“Some Thoughts About Writing And Drawing Filler”
“Creative Role Models And Inspiration”
“How To Give Your Story Or Comic That Special Quality”
“Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment Creatively”
“Some Tips And Tricks For Writing Good Horror Fiction”
“How And Why You Should Add Crossovers To Your Story and/or Comic”
“The Pros and Cons Of Writing a Fiction/Comic series”
“Should I draw My Comic in Colour or Black & White/Greyscale?”
“What Is The Soundtrack To Your Story?”
“Finding Your Own Narrative Voice”
“Why You Should Develop Your Own Art Style And How To Do It”
“Dancing With Your Story or Comic”
“Why You Should Shun The Mainstream”
“Three Reasons To Find The Themes Of Your Stories”
“Genres Are Like Elements – Mix Them!”
“Webcomics: Quantity and Quality (Yes, you can have both)”
“How To Write Longer Stories and Comics (If you prefer to write shorter ones)”
“See Your Poetry As Motion”
“Writing Dream Scenes In Stories And Comics”
“What Panel Layout Should I Use In My Webcomic?”
“One Tried And Tested Rule For Starting Your First Webcomic”
“Keep Your Creativity Fully-Charged With Multiple Projects”
“Designing Webcomic Characters”
“Adding Easter Eggs To Your Comic And/Or Story”
“Comics: The Poor Artist’s Film?”
“Comic Backgrounds For Beginners”
“Leave Room For Distractions In Your Comic Or Story”
– “One Strange Way To Beat Writer’s Block
– “Six Ways To Come Up With Good Chapter Titles
– “One Simple Test To See If Your Poetry Is Good Or Not
– “Past vs. Present Tense In Fiction And Poetry
– “Five Tips For Writing An Episodic/Serialised Story
– “Suggest More Than You Show In Your Drawings
– “Four Tips For Writing Surreal/Bizarro/Slipstream Fiction
– “One Trick For Starting A New Chapter If You’ve Got Writer’s Block
– “On Redrawing Your Old Art
– “Let Your Art Evolve (And Follow Your Random Ideas)
– “See Your Drawings As Moments In Time
– “One Simple Trick To Beat Creative Burnout
– “Writing Comedy In Webcomics
– “How ‘Damania’ Began…
– “How To Come Up With Mysterious Metaphors And Strange Similes
– “See ‘Writer’s Block’ As A Puzzle Rather Than A Curse
– “Use Nostalgia In Your Stories And Comics
-“Creating Article/Comic Buffers For Blogs And Webcomics
-“What To Do If You Slow Down In The Middle Of Your Story
-“Adding A Plot Twist To Your Story? Foreshadow It!.”
-“Avoiding Repetitive Sentence Openings In First-Person Narration
– “Drawing 3D Scenery For Beginners
-“Disillusionment Is A Good Part Of The Creative Process
-“How To Be Creative During The Apocalypse
-“Five Things To Do If Your Story Is Going Round In Circles
-“Six Tips For Writing Dialogue
-“Five Things To Do When All Your Art Starts Looking The Same
-“Should I Include A Romantic Sub-Plot In My Story?
-“Writing In A Different Genre?
-“Should You Base Your Characters On Real People?
– “Should You ‘Close The Bedroom Door’ In Your Stories?
– “Find Your Creative Timeframe (And Use It To Your Advantage)
-“How Gruesome Should Your Story Be?
-“Five Tips For Writing Gothic Fiction
-“Seven Tips For Writing Good Parodies
-“Nine Reasons Your Story Isn’t Going Well” (comic)
-“Six Tips For Learning How To Draw
– “Think Of Your Chapters Like Scenes From A Film (Or A TV Show)
– “Six Reasons Why Drawing Is Better Than Painting
“Five Ways To Avoid Cheesy Fake Product Names In Your Story Or Comic”
– “Three Ways To Write A Cool Story
– “How To Know When You’ve Found Your Own Art Style
– “How To Find Random Things To Add To Your Story
– “Five Basic Tips For Your First Comic
– “Writing A Depressing Story? Balance It Out
– “Some Thoughts About Morality And Storytelling
– “Six Tips For Making Interactive Stories/Gamebooks
– “Three Ways To Turn A Stock Character Into An Interesting Character
– “Four Tips For Writing A Spin-Off (For The First Time)
– “Five Tips For Writing Dystopic Fiction
– “Five Tips For Starting Your Webcomic (comic)
– “How To Draw Something You’ve Never Drawn Before
– “Four Things To Do If Your Comedy Story Is Getting Less Funny
– “Four Things Writers Can Learn From Videogames
– “Six Things That Are Wrong With Your Horror Story (comic)
– “What Emotions Will Your Story Evoke?
– “Drawing With Coloured Pencils
– “Can You Call Yourself An ‘Artist?‘”
– “Using Reference Photos For Your Drawings (With Examples… And Zombies)
– “Six Benefits Of Being A Self-Taught Artist
– “How The Best Stories Start Life
– “Six Ways To Feel Like A Significant Creative Person
– “Find Your Weirdness And You’ll Find Your Inspiration
– “Five Tips For Writing A Good Zombie Story
– “Four Things Artists Can Learn From Pamela Colman Smith
– “Some Random Thoughts On Self-Censorship And Creative Blocks
– “Using Simple Lines In Your Drawings
– “Five Things That Artists Can Learn From Hokusai
– “Six Tips For Writing Lovecraftian Fiction
– “Five Tips For Writing Rebellious Characters
– “Why Creativity?
– “Six Tips For Finding Your Non-Fiction Narrative Voice
“What To Do If You Have A Great Idea For A Movie/TV Series/Album etc.. But Can’t Make One (With A Handy Conversion table)”
“How To Create Something Influential”
“How To Turn Ordinary Pictures Into “3D” Stereoscopic Images Using MS Paint”
“Should You Plan Your Drawings ?”
“Making ‘Fast Art'”
“Four Tips To Beat Non-Fiction Writer’s Block”
“Rarity, Creativity And The Internet”
“Should You Release Things You’ve Created Into The Public Domain?”
“Using Out Of Copyright/Public Domain Stuff In Your Art & Stories”
“Should A Series Be Consistent ?”
“Finding Your Distinctive Artistic Vision”
“Six Basic Tips For Writing Thriller Stories”
“Three Basic Tips For Writing Story Arcs In Webcomics”
“The Pros And Cons Of Putting Most Of What You Create Online”
“Creative Unenthusiasm? Find New Ways To Think About Your Creative Projects.”
“How To Make ‘Rotoscoped’ Pictures Using MS Paint”
“Drawing Self-Portraits (With Examples)”
“Drawing From Life – Some Basic Tips”
“Six Basic Ways To Cover Up Mistakes In Your Drawings (With Scribbled Examples)”
“Feeling Uncreative? Try This Exercise”
“Five Basic Tips For Writing Flash Fiction”
– “Stand-Up Horror – A New Genre? (And How To Perform It).
– “Jokes, The Public Domain and Storytelling.
– “Creating Without Thinking.
– “Feeling Uninspired? Make The Projects You’d Never Dare To Make.
– “Why Reading Helps You To Be More Creative.
– “Creativity, Time And Place.
– “My Views On Fan Fiction And Fan Art (And My Fan Art Policy).
– “Fiction And Art – An Anarchic Space?
– “Be A Creative ‘Outlaw’.
– “What To Do On Mediocre Days.
– “Can’t Think Of What To Draw? Start With A Story.
– “Three Reasons To Read About Other Forms Of Creativity.
– “Comics – The Story And Characters Are More Important Than The Art.
– “Want To Write A Novel Or Make A Comic? Start Small.
– “How To Avoid Making Your Sci-Fi Stories Sound Dated In The Future.
– “How Memorable Is Your Story?
– “Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Creative Shadow.
– “Reverse-Engineering Your Favourite Art, Comics, Novels etc…
– ” Being ‘In The Zone’ – Blessing Or Reflection?
– “Losing Enthusiasm For Your Art? Add Some Action To It.
– “Is Predictability A Good Thing In Stories?
– “Your Art Will Improve Without You Even Knowing It
– “One Cool Trick From The Splatterpunks For Starting Your Horror Novel
– “Do You Doodle A Lot? You May Be An Artist.
– “The Best Revenge Against Your Critics (And A Mantra To Help You Do It)
– “Should You Learn How To Draw Anime/Manga Style Art?
– “Don’t Be Afraid To ‘Cheat’ With Your Art.
– “Enjoy Your Epic Creative Moments
– “One Sneaky Way To Beat Writer’s Block And/Or Artist’s Block
– “Four Very Basic Tips For Writing A Good Prologue
– “Why Copyright Terms Should Be Reduced To Twenty Years From Publication“.
– “Keep Your Art Fresh By Working In Different Mediums
– “Four Ways To Tell A Re-Readable Story
– “Copyright-Free/Public Domain Neon Graphics”
– “ A [Clueless] Rebuttal To Charles Thomson’s ‘The Art That Damien Hirst Stole’
– ” What Can Music Videos Teach Us About Making Comics (With Examples)
– “My Thoughts On Co-Writing
– “One Essential Ingredient For Writing A Great Thriller Story (And How To Use It)
– “Can Videogames Be Converted Into Other Formats (eg: Art, Fiction etc..)?
– “Feel Connected To Your Art Style By Drawing Fan Art
– “The Story May Be Different, But The Emotions Are The Same.
– “Three Ways To Feel Proud Of Your Work
– “Picking Up A ‘Creative Accent’ And Finding Your Narrative Voice
– “Feeling Uninspired? Find Your Creative Roots
– “Three Reasons Why You Should Use Your Initials When Signing Your Work
– “Four Basic Tips For Writing Cyberpunk Fiction
– “Try Creating Things The Old-Fashioned Way
– “Three Basic Tips For Making Something ‘So Bad That It’s Good’
– “Out Of Ideas? Find A New Twist On An Old Idea
– “Four Very Basic Tips For Bringing A Classic Story Up To Date
– “Is ‘Fanservice’ A Good Or A Bad Thing In Comics?
– “The Best Free Resource For Artists
– ” Failure Can Be A Sign That You’re Improving
– “A Quick Alternative To Masking Fluid For Small Patterns In Watercolour Pencil Paintings
– “You Know You’re An Artist When…
– “Fiction As A Holiday
– “How To Turn Youtube Procrastination Into Artistic Talent (With An Example)
– “My Thoughts On The New BBFC Guidelines
– ” Six Ways To Feel Like A Creative Genius
– ” Three Basic Tips For Writing Convincing Villains
-“Forget The Conventional ‘Success’ Narrative
“Three Emergency Background Ideas For Drawings and Paintings (With Examples)”
“Writing ‘Invincible’ Characters”
“Seven Very Basic Things I’ve Learnt From Using Watercolour Pencils For Three Months”
“One Paradoxical Way To Get Over Artist’s Block”
“Some Very Basic Tips For Writing Dark Comedy”
“How Often Should You Use Profanity In Your Story Or Comic?”
“Comic Characters And Literary Characters”
“Tracing IS Cheating (And Here’s Why)”
“Thinking In Three Dimensions”
“Comics – The Ultimate Artistic Workout (With Four Examples)”
“Five Reasons Why Adaptations Always Change Things”
“Three Reasons Why Novellas Are Amazing”
“Four Very Basic Tips For Using Alternating Chapters”
“Four Evil Tricks To Keep People Reading Your Story”
“Multiple Choice: What Is Your Favourite Type Of Horror Fiction?”
“Don’t Wait For The Muse (A Cynical Pep Talk)”
“One Quick Trick For Quick Art”
“Show, Don’t Tell”
“Why ‘Explorative Storytelling’ Is Such An Awesome Genre”
“Should You Try To Be Controversial?”
“Keep Going – It All Builds Up”
“The ART of Misdirection (And How To Use It)”
“Test Your Creativity – Salvage Something”
“The Artistic Gamble”
“Are You An Editor? Here’s A Cool Way To Think About Your Job”
– “Five Ways To Build Your Artistic Confidence
– “Five Ways To Explore Your Own Imagination
– “Drawing Or Painting Portraits From Life – Four Very Basic Tips
– “How Autobiographical Should Your Art Be?
– “A Slow Pace Only Works If You Have An Excellent Story To Tell
– “It’s Ok Not To Be Avant-Garde
– “The ‘Uncharted Territory’ Of Your Art Style
– “Ten Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For A Year -Part Two
– “Ten Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For A Year -Part One
– “Four Very Basic Tips For Painting Landscapes From Photos (With An Example)
– “Follow Your Strangeness And You’ll Find Originality
– “Four Tips For Clothing Designs In Comics (With Examples)
– “Your Own Artistic Traditions (And Some Ideas If You Don’t Have Any)
– “Finding And Upgrading Your Own Artistic ‘Templates’
– “Five Things That Sci-Fi Writers Can Learn From ‘Star Trek’
– “Creative ‘Triage’ For Multiple Projects
– “One Surprising Reason Why You Should Look At Other Types Of Art
– “The Illusion Of Detail
– “A Futuristic Way To Kepp Your Fans Interested In Your Stories And Comics
– “Four Sizzling Tips For Writing Spontaneous Stories
– “Writing Something Retro? Don’t Forget The Zeitgeist
– “Should You Learn How To Draw Realistic Art?
– “How To Write A Genuinely Scary Monster Story
– “Another Way To Know Why You’ve Found Your Own Art Style
– “Four Secret Reasons Why It’s A Good Idea To Learn How To Copy Old Paintings
– “Your Unique Genre
– “How To Tell The Same Story Over And Over Again (And Still Keep People Interested)
“Nude Painting – Four Basic Tips [April Fools’ Day Article]
“The Best Characters Just Kind Of ‘Appear’ “
“Copyright- Free Clipart (Or My Failed Attempt At Making It)”
– “Five Ways of making Your Story Or Comic More Welcoming To Readers”
“The Joy Of… Anachronisms”
“The Joy Of… Having A Creative Attention Span”
“So, ‘Difficult’ Fiction Is Dying? Good Riddance”
“Fiction As A ‘Second World'”
“Writing Subjective Poetry (And An Example Of It)”
“One Cool Thing About Making Parody Art”
“Four Basic Tips For Writing Realistic – Sounding News Articles In Comics And Stories”
“Trying To Learn Image Editing By Messing Around”
” How To Handle Disturbing Themes/Subjects In Your Story”
“Four Ways To Add Value To Your Art and Fiction”
“Four Very Basic Techniques For Drawing Cartoon Hands”
“Liebster Award Post”
“An Uncanny Way To Know When Your Art Might Be Up To A Professional Standard”
“Why You Should Keep Two Sketchbooks (And Never-Seen-Before Pages From My Sketchbooks)”
“An Innovative Way To Think About Your Art Style”
“Four Ways To Make Your Story Shorter”
“Change Your Art Supplies, Change Your Perspective”
“Creating Unreliable Worlds”
“Three Reasons You Should Work In More Than One Creative Medium”
“Six Swift Ways To Become An Artist (If You’re Not An Artist)”
“Can You Use The Pareto Principle For Creating Art And Stories?”
“Take Another Look At Your Old Art”
– “Three Ways To Avoid ‘Spectacle Fatigue’ In Your Stories And Comics
– “People Look For Answers In Fiction. Give Them Some.
– “Three Tips For Inventing Fictional Sports
– “Why Do I Use A Creative Commons Licence?
– “The Pros And Cons Of Making An Autobiographical Webcomic
– “Approach Your Art With Curiosity (Plus An Exclusive Animation Too)
– “Look Backwards For Inspiration
– “How To Turn Photos Into Fake Pixel Art Using MS Paint
– “The Gates Of The Imagination
– “Five Ways To Make Zombies Scarier
– “Seven Signs That You Might Be An Artist (Comic)
– “What Are The Limitations Of Your Art Style?
– “Making ‘Accidental Comics’
– “Four Reasons NOT To Start A Webcomic
– “Four Subversive Ways To Get Teenagers To Read More Books
– “Feeling Blocked? What Are You Censoring?
– “Three Ways To Combine Sci-Fi And Fantasy (With Examples)
– “On Making Unusual Things Ordinary In Your Stories…
– “Six Reasons Why Books Are Better Than TV Or Film
– “Don’t Be Afraid To Change Your Creative Ambitions
– “Three Ways Writers And Artists Can Use The Power Of New Things
– “Three More Ways To Keep Your Art Fresh (With Examples)
– “Why Simple Word Processors Are Awesome
– “Why You Shouldn’t Try To Be The Next [Insert Famous Writer Here]
– “Two Interesting Questions That Sci-Fi And Fantasy Writers Should Ask Themseleves
“Literary Taste: How To Find It In The 21st Century (After Bennett)”
“Animation Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult”
“Learn More About Your Art Style By Drawing Celebrity Caricatures (With Examples)”
“Four Cool Things You Can Do In Your Epilogue”
“The Joy Of… Gloomy Art”
“Three Tips For Making Art Or Writing Fiction In A Genre You Hate”
“One Old Trick From The 1990s For Improving Your E-Book Preview”
“It’s Not Enough To Invent Something New”
“Three Sneaky Ways To Spread Out The Good Stuff In Your Story”
“How To Draw An Animal, Any Animal”
“One Thing That Sci-Fi Writers Can Easily Get Wrong”
“A Strange Way To Tap Into Your Artistic Subconscious”
“Why Don’t More Writers Use This Awesome Story Structure?”
“The Joy Of… Distractions”
“Limitations Can Spark The Imagination”
“Three Things To Do When You Can’t Produce Good Art”
“Four Basic Tips For Writing Villainous Protagonists”
“Can’t Think Of A Story Idea? Find Your Values”
“Three Small Ways To Make Your Fans Geek Out About Your Story Or Comic More”
“Three Less Obvious Reasons To Add Easter Eggs To Your Next Project”
“Four Very Basic Tips For Writing A Blurb”
“The Dream Of Greatness – Or, Why Sci-Fi And Fantasy Are So Popular”
“The ‘Artistic Hunt’ – Hugh Brody’s Brilliant Idea”
“Six Ways To Salvage A Ruined Painting Or Drawing”
“Creativity, Art Forms And Simplification”
“Are Heavy Creative Influences A Good Or Bad Thing?”
“The Shape Of A Painting”
– “Four More Tips For Writing And Drawing Filler
– “Don’t Be Afraid Of Producing Random Art
– “My Thoughts About ‘Appropriation Art’
– “Five Tips For Telling Ageless Stories
– “Building A Body Of Work
– “A Freaky Way To Measure Your Level Of Artistic Knowledge
– “Don’t Forget Your Very Early Creative Infleunces
– “Four Ways To Feel Like A Glamourous Artist
– “This Is Why You Can’t Predict Your Audience
– “Remember – You Are Building Daydreams
– “Finding Your Creative Niche
– “Need To Feel Inspired? Write An Awesome List
– “What Are The Most Important Skills An Artist Can Learn?
– “Five Fast Formats For Fast Art
– “Are Complete Stories And Comics Overrated?
– “Intensity And Creativity
– “Seven Useless Sources Of Artistic Inspiration (Comic)
– “Should An Artist Be Consistent In Their Work?
– “Should You Make Digital Or Traditional Art?
– “In Order To Make Great Art, You Have To…
– “Music And Artistic Inspiration
– “How To Draw Interesting Hairstyles
– “Making Political/Editorial Cartoons
– “Why Learning Comic Composition Is Like Accidentally Learning German
– “Why I love Dystopic Science Fiction
– “Find The Main Characters That Work For You
– “Should Writers Try To Pass The Bechdel Test?
– “Interview: Kate Robinson – Author Of ‘Heart of Desire 11.11.11 Redux’
– “How To Add Personality To Your Art
– “Three More Ways To Be Creative Before The Apocalypse
– “Five Cool Little Things About Being An Artist
– “Three Things To Do When You Don’t Have Any Stories To Tell
– “Writing Dystopic Comedy
– “Three Things To Do After You’ve Drawn A Terrible Picture
– “Storytelling As ‘Revenge’
– “Three Ways To Recycle Something You’ve Already Posted Online
– “Should You Write Long Or Short Non-Fiction Articles?
– “How To Write Rhyming Poetry
– “Art And Gender Expression
– “Three Open- Source Drawings Styles For Beginners
– “Art, Writing And Rebellion
– “Writing Splatterpunk Horror Fiction
– “Three Ways To Deal With Uncreative Guilt
– “If You Can Fill ‘Awkward Time’ Your Work Will Be Popular
– “Humour As A Perspective
– “Writing From A Second-Person Perspective
– “How To Work In A Totally New And Undiscovered Genre
– “Cynicism And Artistic Inspiration
– “Four Good Ideas For Shorter Artistic Projects
– “A Very Basic Tip For Drawing Things In Proportion
– “One Quick Tip For Writing Dramatic Death Scenes
– “Basic Tips For Painting Silhouette Landscapes
– “Three Basic Ways To Leave Your Story Open To Sequels And Spin-Offs
– “Six Creative Halloween Costumes For Writers And Artists (Comic)
– “How Gruesome Should Horror Art And Horror Comics Be?
– “The Joy Of… Banned Books
– “Five Ways To Make Quick Last-Minute Artwork
– “How To Add Some Trickery To Your Thriller, Detective And/Or Spy Story
– “Two Reasons Why Regular Webcomic Updates Are Useful When You’re Uninspired
– “The Uncanny – Or, My Conversations With An Artificial Intelligence
– “Should You Include Aliens In Your Sci-Fi Story?
– “How To Adapt Something That Doesn’t Really Have A Story
– “One Quick Question To Spark Your Creativity
– “The Joy Of… Self-Imposed Rules
– “Four Unusual Tips For Writing A Novel Very Quickly
– “Art And Dreams
– “The Joy Of… Alternate Histories
– “Should You Be The Voice Of Your Generation?
– “Should You Use Your Own Nightmares As Inspiration For Horror Fiction?
– “How To Draw Or Paint Things From Memory (With Examples)
– “Five Ways To Find A Title For Your Drawing Or Painting In Less Than A Minute
– “The Joy Of… Body Horror
– “Four Basic Tips For Making Monochrome/ Black & White Art
– “On Romanticising Your ‘Early Days’ As A Writer Or An Artist
– “Four Ways To Give Your Comic A 1990s (or 80s) – Style Look
– “To Fascinate Your Readers, Think About Their Literary ‘Backgrounds’
– “Four Basic Tips For Writing Criminal Protagonists
– “How Important Is Realism In Fiction?
– “Drawing As A Language
– “Four Amazing Artists On Youtube (And Cartoon Portraits Of Them)
– “Four Ways To Be Creative When You’re Really Tired
– “Creative Inspiration For Introverts, Recluses And Other Cool People
– “The Joy Of… Spy Fiction
– “What Is Your ‘Lazy’ Artform?
– “Copyright And Realism In Stories And Art
– “The Stories And Articles That Never Were! (Deleted Scenes)
– “Five Lessons About Creativity And Life That I’ve Learnt From Playing ‘Doom’
– “Four Basic Tips For Making Good Fan Art
– “Four Things To Do If You Feel That Your Art Style Has Stagnated
– “Four Ways To Deal With Writer’s Block When You’ve Got A Deadline
– ” An Artist’s Impression Of Our Imaginations
– “Four Things That Are More Important Than ‘Talent’ Or A Lifetime Of Practice
– “A Geeky Way To Beat Writer’s Block (Plus An Exclusive Drawing)
– “How To Make Art Every Day – Five Simple Tips
– “In Defence Of ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ Characters (And How To Write Them Well)
– “Spark Your Imagination With Stand-Up Comedy
– “Five Types Of Writer’s Block (And How To Deal With Them)
– “Five Quick Ways To Find Character Names
– “Three More Things To Do After You’ve Drawn A Terrible Picture
– “How You Write Or Make Art Is Also Part Of Your Unique ‘Style’
– “Two Very Basic Tips For Making An E-Book Cover (With Examples)
– “ Creating Good Filler Content For Your Webcomic, Blog, Fiction Series etc..
– ” One Quick Way To Get Back Into Making Comics
– ” Psychological Horror Or Traditional Horror – Which Is Scarier?
– “Four Very Basic Tips For Drawing And Painting Realistic Water
– “Three Ways To Make Art Matter To You Again
– “Why Censorship Is Bad For Our Imaginations
– “Painting The Past – A Ramble
– “Four Basic Tips For Making Daily Comics
– “Four Ways To Make ‘Good’ Characters Interesting
– “Five Fun Gimmicks To Spice Up Your Next Comic, Webcomic Entry And/Or Art Series
– “What Is YOUR Version Of Your Favourite Genre?
– “The Joy Of… Horror Comics
– “More Thoughts On How Your Art Style Evolves
– “Two Simple Questions That Will Tell You How Much You Know About Making Art
– “Four Things To Do If Your Comic Is Dying
– “Making Art More Efficiently
– “Monsters Don’t Make Monster Stories Scary… Everything Else Does
– “How To Make Your Readers Feel Like They Belong
– “How To Make Your Audience Suspend Their Disbelief
– “There Are No Jump Scares In Horror Novels – A Ramble
– “What Is ‘Artistic Licence’ ? (And How To Use It)
– “Five Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For Two Years
– “Are Step-By-Step Drawing Guides Really The Best Way To Learn?
– “Creating Running Jokes For Your Story Or Comic
– “Three Ways To Get Better At Drawing In Black And White (With Art Preview)
– “Improving A Black And White Drawing (Plus Exclusive Art!)
– “Telling Horror Stories Set During The Day
– “Imagination In Translation – A Ramble
– “What Does ‘Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal’ Actually Mean?
– “Some Sneaky Tricks For Speeding Up Your Comic – A Comic Page Dissection
– “Computer Games And Creative Inspiration
– “Art And Tarot Cards
– “Writing Futuristic Speech
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Making Parody Cartoons (With Examples)
– “Three Basic Tips For Creating Religions For Sci-Fi Comics and Stories
– “Writing Sci-Fi Detective Stories
– “Four Ways To Fake It As A Poet
– “Four Reasons Why Poetry Is Like Painting
– “Why Listening To Cradle Of Filth Can Help You Write Better Poetry
– “Three Reasons Why Some Novels Are Faster To Read Than Others
– “One Thing That Writers Can Learn From Old “Point And Click” Adventure Games
– “More Thoughts About “Hidden” Influences On Your Art Style
– “Can Comics And Stories Have Expansions?
– “What Does “Science Fiction Is Actually About The Present Day” Actually Mean?
– “Random Thoughts About “Style Vs Substance”
– “A Ramble About Word Limits
– “Another Three Ways To Be Creative Before The Apocalypse
– “The One Magic Power That All Artists And Writers (And Some Game Designers) Have
– “Dangerous Settings In Fiction
– “Four Ways To Make Your Story or Comic More Addictive (That I Learnt From Watching “24”)
– “Five Qualities That The Main Character In Your Thriller Story Should Have
– “The Power Of Deadlines (For Artists)
– “One Way To Learn How To Paint Realistic Colours (Using MS Paint)
– “Four Lazy Ways To Be Creative On Lazy Days
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Getting Creative Again If You’re Out Of Practice
– “Should The Main Character In Your Detective Story Be An Official Or An Unofficial Detective?
– “Why Learning B&W Drawing Can Really Useful To Painters
– “Can Artists And Writers Give Their Audiences A Look ‘Behind The Scenes’?
– “You Can’t Copyright A Feeling – My Thoughts On The “Blurred Lines” Verdict
-“Four Basic Ways To Add Hidden Depths And Clues To Your Stories Or Comics
– “How Accurate Should Still Life Paintings Be?
– “Three Basic Tips For Arranging A Still Life Painting
– “Too Many Cooks – A Ramble
– “Five Things To Do When Your Art Feels Lifeless
– “Three Basic Ways To Create A Mythos In Your Stories And/Or Comics
– “Three Ways To Add “Fridge Horror” To Your Horror Story
– “One Exercise I Learnt At University That Seriously Improved My Writing
– “Sometimes You Just Need To Change Something Small To Get Inspired Again
– “Three Things To Do If Writer’s Block Strikes In The Middle Of Your Story Or Comic (That I Learnt From Playing Computer Games)
– “The Joy Of… Notebooks
– “The Joy Of… Inventive Adaptations
– “Re-Visiting An Old Art Instruction Book
– “Creative Inspiration And Emotional Connection
– “Four Tips For Writing An Interesting Zombie Story
– “Skeleton Storytelling – Can It Be Used In Comics And Prose Fiction?
– “When NOT To Use Dialogue In Comics
– “Comics And Hidden Influences
– “Four Reasons Why The Horror Genre Contains So Much Dark Comedy
– “Three Basic Tips For Writing Paranormal Detective Stories
– “Three Tips For Creating Good Characters If You Aren’t A Social Person
– “The Joy Of…. Bangsian Fantasy Stories
– “How To Give Your Art A Consistent Aesthetic
– “Good Horror Stories Are Mystery Stories

– “Ordinary Vs Extraordinary Settings In Horror Fiction
– “Why You Should Make Your Characters Fans of Something
– “Returning To The Horror Genre – A Ramble
– “Two Basic Tips For Drawing or Painting Your Dreams
– “Rites Of Passage In Fiction
– “Six Basic Tips For Writing Reviews
– “Four Basic Tips For Writing “Shock Scenes” In Splatterpunk Horror Stories
– “Three Observations About Making Title Cards For Podcasts On Youtube
– “The Joy Of… Pixel Art
– “Can You Lose Your Narrative Voice?
– “Four Thoughts About Making Noir Comics, Fiction And Art
– “Three Tips For Creating Interesting Sci-Fi Weapons In Fiction And Comics
– “Five Basic Tips For Writing Fictional Speeches
– “Five Tips For Designing Futuristic Fashions
– “Four Reasons Why Genre Fiction Is Better Than Literary Fiction
– “Has The Internet Made Art More Prudish?
– “Four Time Management Tips For Writing And Making Art
– “Three Things You Learn From Making Art Every Day (With Art Preview)
– “Three Tips For Writing Sci-Fi Political Drama
– “What Can ‘All Along The Watchtower’ Teach Us About Minimalist Storytelling?
– “Three Twisted Ways To Make Your Horror Comic Disturbing (And Why They Work)
– “Four Reasons To Include Unfashionable or Strange Clothing Designs In Your Art
– “Three More Tips For Drawing And Painting From Memory Alone
– “What Can We Learn From Roy Lichtenstein?
– “Three Basic Thoughts About Writing Epic Space War Storylines In Sci-Fi Stories And Comics
– “The Joy Of…. Hedonistic Characters
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Creating Fictional Historical Ephemera (In Comics And Stories)
– “Some Thoughts On Learning How To Type Quickly
– “The Power Of An Art Style
– “Find Your Own Definition Of Rebellion – A Ramble
– “Four Basic Tips For Making Minimalist Comics
– “One Cool Way To Get Inspired Again
– “Three Sneaky Ways To Make Your Readers Feel Like Experts
– “One Sneaky Way To Turn Artistic Uninspiration Into A Feature, Rather Than A Bug
– “How To Handle Changing Creative Interests
– “Five Cool Advantages You Get From Being A Failed Writer
– “Three Basic Tips For Adding Mindless Violence To Action Comics And Stories
– “Three Ways To Come Up With Addictive Stories And Comics That You Can’t Stop Writing
– “Two Basic Ways To Make “Boring” Genres Interesting
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Writing Stories Within Stories
– “Five Ways To Get Artistic Inspiration From Music
– “Why Freedom Of Worldview Matters – A Ramble
– “My Thoughts About Colouring Books For Adults (And 14 Lineart Pictures To Colour)
– “The Joy Of… “Mary Sue” Characters
– “The Nature Of Inspiration
– “Three Basic Tips For Writing Christmas-Themed Horror Stories
– “Three Basic Tips For Writing Short Stories Based On Longer Stories
– “Fiction And Art As A Record
– “Three Thoughts About Telling Stories in Genres You Don’t Know
– “The Joy Of… Cynicism (As A Source Of Inspiration)
– “Four Ways To Avoid Making Constant “Improvements” To Your Art Or Your Story
– “Three Thoughts About Making Spiritual Successors
– “Why Artistic Regrets Are Stupid
– “How To Make Up For The Lack Of Interactive Exploration In Comics And Prose Fiction
– “Three Geeky Ways To Get Artistic Inspiration (From Playing Computer Games)
– “Some Thoughts About Graphic Design (And An Exclusive Fan Art Painting)
– “Three Ways To Deal With Being Scared Or Disturbed By Your Own Horror Story
– “One Cool Art Composition Trick I Learnt Recently
– “How To Add A Story To Your Art Using Connections
– “Four Futuristic Tips For Making 1980s/1990s Style Cyberpunk Art
– “Telling A Story In Your Paintings or Drawings Using Backgrounds (With Examples)
– “Five Cowardly Ways To Censor Your Artwork
– “Four Sneaky Minimalist Art Tricks
– “How I Learnt To Persevere With “Difficult To Make” Works Of Art, By Playing Computer Games
– “What Does It Mean To Be A Painter? A Ramble
– “Some Thoughts About Making “Gritty” Comic Remakes
– “The Joy Of… Album Covers
– “When Your Imagination Contradicts You – A Ramble
– “Two Tips For When You Need To Focus On A New Creative Project (But You’ve Already Got Several Others Too)
– “Four Cool Things That The Horror Genre Can Do That (Most) Other Genres Can’t
– “Four Ways To Add Humour To Interactive Fiction
– “How To Know When You’ve Had An Inspired Story Or Comic Idea
– “Why Are Gamebooks Such An Overlooked Genre?
– “Five Reasons Why Almost All Artists Make Fan Art
– “How To Use Mysterious Locations In Horror Fiction And Comics
– “You Need More Than A Good Concept To Make Good Art
– “Three Skills You’ll Need If You Want To Paint Or Draw With A Limited Palette.
– “Characterisation In Interactive Fiction
– “Artist, Writer… Know Thyself!
– “Why You Need To Use Eccentric Characters When Writing Comedy.
– “How To Plan A Gamebook If You Have A Short Creative Attention Span
– “Hidden Influences On Your Art Style Can Lurk Anywhere!
– “Unravelling The Mysteries Of Art – A Ramble
– “One Quick Feel-Good Way To Get Artistically Inspired
– “Every Artist Constructs Their Artwork In A Slightly Different Way
– “Some Thoughts And Tips About Wordless Storytelling
– “Art, In Theory And In Practice – A Ramble
– “What Advantages Do Manga Art Styles Have?
– “Why All Works Of Art Are (Sort Of Like) Collages.
– “Short Comics And Characterisation
– “Completion, Continuums And Constant Creativity – A Ramble
– “Two Experiences With Beating Writer’s Block In A Webcomic
– “Splatterpunk Ain’t What It Used To Be – A Ramble
– “Three More Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For Three Years
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Making Cyberpunk Art
– “Four Basic Tips For Creative Copying (Of Public Domain Photos)
– “How To Seed Inspiration – A Ramble
– “Failure Happens, Keep Going – A Ramble
– “Some Thoughts About Creative Role Models
– “Some Thoughts About Art Styles And Detail Levels – A Ramble
– “Four Revolutionary Tips For Making Conceptual Art[APRIL FOOL]
– “What A Nightmare Taught Me About Plot Twists In The Horror Genre- A Ramble
-“Your Art Supplies Don’t Make You Any More Or Less Of A “Real” Artist- A Ramble
– “Using Multiple Versions Of The Same Picture To Get Motivated To Make Art- A Ramble
– “Four Reasons To Make “Analogue” Art
– “Character Rotation In Webcomics
– “Making The Art In Your Webcomic Look More Detailed Than It Actually Is – A Ramble
– “How Much Of Yourself Should You Put Into Your Webcomic? – A Ramble
– “What To Do If You Make A Terrible Webcomic Update
– “Thinking Of Your Webcomic Like A Sitcom
– “Three Advantages Of Making Stand-Alone Webcomic Updates
– “Three Tips For Creating Unique Fashion Designs For Your Art
– “Three Very Basic Ways To Salvage A Failed Painting With Digital Editing
– “Five Ideas For “Lazy” Art Projects (That Look Impressive)
– “Three More Ways To Deal With Unenthusiastic Times (If You’re An Artist, Writer And/Or Comic Maker)
– “Four Tips For Making A Comic In Just Two Days
– “Why Is The Fear Of The Unknown So Important In The Horror Genre?
– “Four Very Basic Tips For Writing Sherlock Holmes Parody Stories
– “One Subtle Way To Give Your Characters More Depth
– “Three Ways To Add Some “Special Features” To Your Webcomic (Plus an exclusive unfinished “Damania Returns” comic!)
– “Four Reasons To Make A Webcomic Mini Series
– “Four Quick Sources Of Inspiration For Daily Webcomic Updates
– “Three Things To Do When You’re Having A Bad Day With Your Webcomic
– “Five Very Quick Tips For Writing Sci-Fi Comedy
– “Three Ways To Spoiler-Proof Your Story Or Comic
– “Why You Shouldn’t Get Jealous Of The Ways That Other Artists Make Their Art
-“Why Do Webcomics Often Get Political ?
– “How To Create A Corkboard Effect In Your Art Using GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
– “Adding Some Action To Your Art – A Ramble (With An Art Preview too)
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Developing Your Own Art Style
– “Should Your Webcomic Have A Theme?
– “Four Very Basic Ways To Deal With Comics Burnout
– “Four Ways To Make Sure People Actually Read Your Book After They’ve Bought It
– “Four Quick Ways To Come Up With Titles For Your Webcomic Updates
– “Why Your Webcomic Should Have Rules (With Four Examples)
– “Four Ways To Start A Long-Running Webcomic
– “Why You Should Make Art When You’re Feeling Uninspired
– “Four Sneaky Ways To Make “Talking Head” Webcomics Look More Interesting
– “How To Turn Stock Webcomic Characters Into Something More Interesting
– “The Joy Of… Space Zombies
– “One Easy Way To Make Your Characters’ Political Opinions More Realistic
– “Four Classic Ways To Bring A Character Back From The Dead
– “How To Take Inspiration From Other Things (Without Plagiarising Them)
– “How To Deal With Unconscious Inspiration (Plus An Art Preview)
– “Three Things About Making Good Sequels That I Learnt From A Terrible Computer Game
– “Finding Your Main Inspirations – A Ramble
– “Four Tips For Making Art (That Looks Like The Awesome Type Of Art You’ve Just Found Online)
– “Four Ways To Make Horror Funny
– “Four More Quick Sources Of Inspiration For Webcomic Updates
– “Three Things To Do When You See Better Art Than You Can (Currently) Make
– “What’s So Great About Webcomics?
– “How To Use Art Instruction Books
– “How To Give Your Audience That “Instantly At Home” Feeling
– “Five Retro-Futuristic Ways To Turn Your Photos, Memories And/Or Observations Into Cyberpunk Art
– “Which Decade Does Your Art Style Come From? – A Ramble
– “Four Ways To Handle Uninspiration-Based Webcomic Hiatuses (If You Make Webcomics)
– “Four Ways To Avoid Webcomic Jealousy
– “Four Reasons Why Some Webcomics Are “Non-Canonical
– “How To Invent New Genres
– “Three Important Things To Remember When Adding Diaries To Your Comics Or Fiction
– “The Joy Of… New Things In Old Styles
– “Sensory Overload In Cyberpunk Art- A Ramble (With An Art Preview)
– “Musical Subcultures, Belonging And Art – A Ramble
– “Fandom As Continuing A Tradition – A Ramble
– “The Joy Of… Old Newspaper Cartoons
– “Clever Artistic Trickery In Old Horror Comics- A Ramble
– “Four Things To Do If You’ve Missed The Heyday Of An Interesting Genre
– “Why Regular Webcomics Don’t Often Include Innovative Designs – A Ramble
– “Three Ways To Deal With Making Pessimistic Webcomic Updates
– “Can Knowing Less Make You More Inspired?
– “Four Ways To Find Creative Projects That “Almost Make Themselves
– “Three Advantages To Setting Your Zombie Story Or Comic In Britain
– “One Easy Way To Make Webcomic Story Arcs More Accessible To New Readers
– “Three Things To Consider When Deciding How Topical Your Webcomic Should Be
– “What Does Artistic And/Or Literary Inspiration Have In Common With Computer Game “Modding”?
– “Should Your Comic Characters Age In Real Time?
– “Why Are There So Many Webcomics About Computer and Video Games?
– “Four Ways To Get Motivated To Make Comics (And Stay Motivated!)
– “Three Basic Tips For Creating A “Realistic” Setting For Your Webcomic
– “Four Reasons Why Cyberpunk Art Is Really Fun To Make
– “Inspiration Is A Compromise- A Ramble
– “Finding A Main Cast For Your Long-Running Webcomic
– “Four Basic Ways To Find A Name For Your Webcomic Series
– “How Many Panels Should Your Webcomic Updates Have?
– “Three Basic Tricks For Adding More Varied Art To Your Webcomic
– “Why Gutter Colours In Comics Matter More Than You Might Think
– “One Quick Way To Banish Writer’s Block If You’re Making A Webcomic
– “Lettering In Webcomics – Handwritten Or Digital?
– “Four Reasons Why Self-Portraits Are Better Than ‘Selfies’
– “Three Cool Painting And/Or Drawing Techinques That I’ve Learnt Recently
– “One Way To Draw Backgrounds Through Rain-Covered Windows
– “How Often Should You Update Your Webcomic ?
– “Three Very Basic Ways To Use Nostalgia For Inspiration In Webcomics
– “Should Your Webcomic Include A Group Of Recurring Main Characters ?
– “Three Causes of Crappy Webcomic Updates (And How To Deal With Them)
– “Knowing When To Abandon A Comic- A Ramble
– “Finding The Emotional Tone Of Your Webcomic – A Ramble
– “Five Ways To Make Your “Newspaper Comic”-style Webcomic Instantly Accessible To New Readers
– “The Three Basic Types Of Webcomic Panels (And How To Use Them)
– “For Hilarious Punchlines In Your Webcomic, Just Know Your Characters
– “Three Benefits Of Making Seasonal Webcomic Updates
– “Cyberpunk Colour Schemes – A Ramble
– “‘Similar’ Art Mediums Can Be More Different Than You Think – A Ramble
– “Three Ways To Deal With The Feeling Of Loss After Finishing A Highly Inspired Creative Project
– “Three Basic Tips For Adding Sub-Plots To Your “Newspaper Comic”-Style Webcomic
– “Three Quick Tips For Making Story Arcs For “Newspaper Comic”-Style Webcomics
– “Four Fiendish Tips For Writing Dark Comedy In Webcomics (Plus, A Comic Preview)
– “Three Quick Tips For Adding Funny Sci-Fi Comedy To Your Webcomic
– “Three Ways To Make Your Art Look More Like What You Actually Imagine It Will Look Like
– “Three Strange Tips For Improving Your Backgrounds If You Paint Or Draw From Imagination
– “Four Logical Reasons Why Other People Seem To Like Our “Failed” Paintings (Or Drawings)
– “Three Ways To Deal With The Creative Project Ideas That Refuse To Be Made (Yet Continue To Haunt You)
– “Three Practical Reasons Why Creativity-Based New Year’s Resolutions Are A Very Bad Idea (And What To Do Instead)
– “Making A Landscape Painting Using A Mouse And MS Paint 5.1 … Can It Be Done?
– “Salvaging A Painting With Digital Editing (Plus, An Art Preview)
– “Four Downsides To Making Webcomics That You Might Not Know About (If You Haven’t Started A Webcomic Yet)
– “Four Awesome Ways To Fail Properly At A Creative Project
– “Three Inspiring Things To Remember When You’re Having A Totally Uninspired Day
– “Four Very Basic Tips For Making Heavy Metal Art
– “Four Reasons Why Tenebrism Is One Of The Coolest Types Of Art ( Both To Make And To Look At)
– “Three Ways To Use The Backgrounds Of Your Webcomic To Stay Motivated
– “Three Tips For Fine Tuning A Comic Idea
– “Three Possible Reasons For Emotional Tone Shifts In Comics (Plus, A Comic Preview)
– “The Five Stages of Making A Webcomic Update (Plus, A Comic Preview)
– “Four Reasons Why The Noir Genre Is So Interesting For Artists
– “Three Tips For Dealing With Moments Of Low Enthusiasm When Making Webcomics
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Compact Storytelling In Comics
– “Three Reasons Why Webcomics, TV shows etc.. Can Go From Self-Contained “Episodes” To Longer Stories
– “Four Freaky Tips For Addding 1980s/90s-Style Comedy Horror To Comics
– “Three Tips For Making Art That Looks Like It Was Made In The ’90s
– “Three More Tips For Remaking Your Old Art (Plus Two Art Previews)
– “How To Recognise And Use Cool-Looking Colour Palettes In Your Art
– “Three Easy Sources Of Artistic Inspiration
– “Five Tips For Creating Realistic Dream Scenes In Comics, Stories etc..
– “Three Simple Ways To Chart Your Artistic Progress – Past And Future.
– “Three Simple Ways To Improve A Comic/ Webcomic Plan
– “Three Ways To Deal With Production Troubles In Webcomics
– “Three Instant Sources Of Webcomic Story Arcs (Plus, Comic Previews)
– “Five Basic Things To Remember Before You Use Watercolour Pencils For The First Time
– “One Sneaky Way To Include Plot Twists In Your Comic Or Webcomic (Using Verticality)
– “Four Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For Four Years
– “Two Very Basic Ways To Give Your Webcomic A Consistent Look (Without Being Boring)
– “Three Ways To Deal With The Downsides Of Getting Better At Making Webcomics
– “Three Causes Of Weak Endings In Comics, Webcomics etc…
– “Four Important Things To Remember Before You Start Your First Webcomic
– “What Does The Expression “Kill Your Darlings” Mean ? (Plus, An Exclusive “Deleted Scene” From One Of My Short Stories!)
– “Four Reasons Why Stories, Comics, Films Etc… Can Have Alternate Endings. (Plus, An Alternate Ending To One Of My Short Stories 🙂 )
– “Four Quick Tips For Writing Fast
– “How To Take Inspiration From Other Things (Whilst Writing Fiction)
– “Four Quick Tips For Writing Very Short Horror Stories
– “Four Basic Ways To Recycle A Webcomic Story Arc
– “Three Ways To Know When To Finish A Comic Or Story Project
– “Three Ways To Find Your Own Aesthetic
– “Three Ways To Blend Different Genres Of Art
– “Three Things You Can Learn From Failed Comic Plans
– “Four Basic Ways To Give Your Webcomic A Visual Upgrade
– “Four Reasons Why Artists Don’t Always List Their Inspirations
– “Four Reasons Why Shorter And/Or Segmented Webcomics Are Awesome To Make
– “Three Sneaky Ways To Cram More Stuff Into A Webcomic Update
– “Four Basic Tips For Making Detective Comedy Comics
– “Three Ways To Make Better “Uninspired” Art
– “Three Basic Ways To Get More Out Of Your Image Editing Program
– “Five Free Sources Of Inspiration For Cyberpunk Artists, Writers etc..
– “Why “Detailed” Art Is Often Less Detailed Than You Might Think

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