Top Ten Articles – July 2019

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to do my usual thing of collecting a list of links to the ten best articles about writing, art, books etc.. that I’ve posted here over the past month. As usual, I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions too.

This month’s articles turned out fairly well, although there were more articles about writing than about making art (this seems to be something of a trend over the past few months). Plus, this month also saw a comic-format article (linked at the top of the list later in this article) too – seriously, it has been years since I last made one of these 🙂

Likewise, I also ended up reviewing fourteen books this month and, to my delight, also read more sci-fi novels than usual too 🙂

My favourite books from this month’s reviews are probably: “Nova Swing” by M. John Harrison, “The Accidental Time Machine” by Joe Haldeman, “Ghost Dance” by Rebecca Levine, “Blood Music” by Greg Bear, “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” By Jodi Taylor and “The Ice Queen” by Alice Hoffman.

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – July 2019:

– ” ‘Books – A Comic’ By C. A. Brown” (Comic)
– “Three Reasons Why Authors Write Books That Are ‘Difficult To Read’
– “Three Things To Do When You Worry That Your Short Story Is ‘Badly Written’
– “Good Stories Always Have ‘Deleted Scenes’ – A Ramble
– “Three Basic Tips For Making Your Thriller Story More Gripping
– “Three Thoughts About How To Use Multiple Story Threads
– “How To Use Misdirection In The Horror Genre – A Ramble
– “Three More Tips About When To Abandon A Short Story Project
– “One Clever Way To Make Minimalist Art Interesting (With An Example)
– “Three Tips For Writing Bleak Fiction (That People Will Actually Want To Read)

Honourable Mentions:

– “Three Beginners’ Tips For Writing Heavy Metal-Themed Stories
– “Awesome Art Can Lurk In Unlikely Places – A Ramble

Top Ten Articles – July 2016

2016 Artwork Top Ten Articles July

Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time to give you a list of links to my favourite ten articles (plus a couple of honourable mentions) about writing, art and/or comics that I posted here this month.

All in all, this month has been a reasonably good one in terms of articles, although I ended up writing a ridiculously large number of articles about making webcomics.

I don’t know, I seem to be going through a “webcomics” phase at the moment (and the fact that I was busy with the upcoming follow-up to “Damania Restricted” at the time of writing these articles probably had something to do with it too).

Anyway, here are the lists:

Top Ten Articles For July 2016:

– “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

Honourable mentions:

– “The Joy Of… Space Zombies
– “One Easy Way To Make Your Characters’ Political Opinions More Realistic

Top Ten Articles – July 2015

2015 Artwork Top Ten Articles July

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

Anyway, let’s get started:

Top Ten Articles For July 2015:

-“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)

Honourable Mentions:

– “The Joy Of… Notebooks
– “The Joy Of… Inventive Adaptations
– “Re-Visiting An Old Art Instruction Book
– “Creative Inspiration And Emotional Connection