Top Ten Articles – January 2019

Well, it’s the end of the month and I thought that I’d do my usual thing of collecting links to my ten favourite articles about writing fiction, making art etc.. that I’ve posted here this month. As usual, I’ll include a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, this month’s articles turned out reasonably well. Although I’m still trying to post a book review every 2-4 days, so there are less instructional articles as a result (I don’t know when the next book review will be though, since the book I’m reading at the time of writing [“Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson] isn’t exactly a quick read, plus it’s been a while since my last “Doom II” level review too), quite a few of my articles turned out reasonably well.

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – January 2019:

– “Four Tips For Writing Daily Short Stories
– “Why Traditional Art Skills Still Matter – A Ramble
– “Two Basic Tips For Adding Some Nostalgia To Your Stories
– “Three Tips For Building A “Buffer” Of Stories, Comics, Articles etc.. To Post Online (If You’ve Already Started Posting Stuff)
– “Two Sneaky Ways To Be An Inspired Artist Again
– “Two Better Alternatives To Writing Fan Fiction
– “Four Random Tips For Writing Stories Set In 1990s America
– “Three Clever Hidden Tricks That Writers Use
– “Four Better Alternatives To Rotating First-Person Narration
– “Three Basic Tips For Writing Vampire Stories

Honourable Mentions:

– “Five Things I’ve Learnt From Getting Back Into Reading Regularly
– “Three More Tips For Reading More This Year

Top Ten Articles – January 2018

Well, it’s the end of the month. So, as usual, it’s time for me to provide a list of links to my ten favourite articles about making webcomics, making art and/or writing fiction that I’ve posted here over the past month (plus, a couple of honourable mentions too).

All in all, this month was a reasonably good month in terms of articles, although there were slightly more reviews than usual. Not to mention that I had at least a few uninspired days (which led to the occasional repetitive and/or opinionated article)

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – January 2018

– “Three Reasons Why Combining Two Awesome Things Can Sometimes Be Less Awesome
– “Three Tips For Quick “Formal” Writing”
– “A Perfect Example Of How To Take Inspiration Properly – A Ramble
– “The Importance Of Having Multiple Inspirations – A Ramble
– “Are Futuristic Settings An Essential Part Of The Cyberpunk Genre?
– “Three Basic Things To Do If You Start Running Out Of Inspiration In The Middle Of A Painting
– “Four Reasons Why We Enjoy Things That Are ‘So Bad That They’re Good’
– “Five Free Pirate-themed Creative Inspirations (That Don’t Involve Digital Piracy)
– “Three Tips For Getting To Know An Obscure Genre (If You Want To Make Stuff In It)
– “Three Tips For Taking Inspiration From Other (Web)Comics, Whilst Keeping Your Webcomic Original

Honourable mentions:

– “How To Have More Than One Main Inspiration
– “Why Do Critics Have A Reputation For Being Cynical ? – A Ramble

Top Ten Articles – January 2017

2017 Artwork Top Ten Articles January

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to collect a list of links to my ten favourite articles about making webcomics, making art and/or writing fiction that I’ve posted here in the past month. As usual, I’ll also include a few honourable mentions too.

Although there were slightly more reviews than usual and although I was busy making quite a few comic updates for next month, there were actually some surprisingly complex and interesting (to write at least) articles posted here this month 🙂

Plus, I think that this is the first time in a while (or possibly even just the first time) where all ten articles in the main list are all list-based articles 🙂

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles For January 2017:

– “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)

Honourable Mentions:

– “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)

Today’s Art (2nd January 2017)

Well, it’s a new year and it’s time for a new webcomic mini series! As such, I’m very proud to present the second comic in “Damania Resolute” 🙂 If you want to see some equally cynical comics about Christmas, they can be found here.

Yes, this comic is basically just an extension of yesterday’s comic. But, yeah, January can be annoying.

As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "Damania Resolute - January" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Resolute – January” By C. A. Brown

Top Ten Articles – January 2016

2016 Artwork Top Ten Articles January

Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for my usual list of my ten favourite articles about art, writing and/or comics that I’ve posted here this month. As usual, I’ll also include a few honourable mentions too.

All in all, even though I ended up posting more reviews here than usual this month, I’m quite proud of how many of my articles turned out 🙂

So, in no particular order, let’s get started.

Top Ten Articles For January 2016:

– “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

Honourable Mentions:

– “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