Well, it’s the end of the month, so I thought that I’d do my usual thing of collecting a list of links to the ten best articles (with maybe an honourable mention or two) about writing, reading etc… that I’ve posted here this month.
All in all, this month has been a bit of a strange one and although I quite like most of the articles I wrote, some of them also ended up going in very slightly more of a game-based direction since I got a modern refurbished computer at the time of writing many of them. On the plus side, this also led to non-“Doom II” related game reviews (eg: this one and this one) returning to this site for the first time in about six months or so.
Talking of reviews, I also managed to review twelve novels this month – with my favourites being “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?” By Phillip K. Dick, “Virtual Light” by William Gibson, “N or M?” by Agatha Christie, “Blade Runner 2: The Edge Of Human” by K.W.Jeter, “Seventh Heaven” by Alice Hoffman and “Breeding Ground” by Shaun Hutson.
Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – November 2019:
– “Does Writing Style Matter More Than Plot?”
– “Three Things To Do When You Can’t Use Your Favourite Writing Style”
– “Imperfect Technology Is An Important Part Of The Cyberpunk Genre – A Ramble”
– “Two Very Basic Tips For Reading A ‘Difficult’ Book”
– “Four Reasons Why Spin-Off Novels Are So Awesome”
– “When To Use Alternating Chapters In Your Story”
– “Two Tips For Writing Stories That Can Compete With The Internet, Games, Phones etc…”
– “Why Writers Need To Read Multiple Genres Of Fiction”
– “Three Ways To Make Your Story More Readable”
– “What Can A Computer Game Teach Us About Writing Horror Fiction That Focuses On One Type Of Horror?”
– “Three Reasons Why 1980s British Horror Fiction Was So Shocking”
– “Is Simplification A Good Thing In Storytelling? – A Ramble“
Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to compile my usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making art, making comics, writing fiction etc… that I’ve posted here over the past month. As usual, I’ll include a couple of honourable mentions too.
All in all, this was a bit of a variable month in terms of articles. Not only were there more reviews than I had expected, but I had both highly-inspired days and uninspired days when writing the non-review articles. So, the quality of this month’s articles varied quite a bit. Hopefully, next month’s articles will be better 🙂
Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – November 2018:
– “Want More Originality? Try Some Emotional Variation – A Ramble”
– “What Can Games Teach Writers About Challenging Their Audience? – A Ramble”
– “What An Old Novel Taught Me About Writing Thrilling Dialogue”
– “What Tribute Bands Can Teach Us About Fan Art- A Ramble”
– “Is There An Artistic Equivalent Of A “Live Version” Of A Song? – A Ramble”
– “Three Tips For Remaking Your Old Webcomic Updates”
– “Three Tips For Bringing Old Genres Up To Date”
– “Three Random Tips For Modern 1970s-Style Storytelling”
– “Four Tips For Getting Back Into Reading Regularly”
– “The Library Of The Imagination – A Ramble”
– “Why You Should Create Your Own Fictional Universe When Making Comics – A Ramble”
– “How Subtle Should Dark Comedy Be? – A Ramble“
Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to collect the usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making comics and/or making art that I’ve posted here over the past month (plus a couple of honourable mentions too).
All in all, even though there were some good articles posted here this month, it probably wasn’t the best month ever in terms of overall quality. Due to uninspiration, being busy with the Christmas comic and being in a bit of a mood whilst preparing some of this month’s articles, there were more reviews, short articles, rambles and repetitve articles than usual. Hopefully, December’s articles will be better 🙂
Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – November 2017:
– “Three Things That 1980s-2000s American & Canadian Punk Music Can Teach (Visual) Artists”
– “Three Vague Tips For Making Early-Mid ’00s Style Artwork”
– “Four Reasons Why Artists Use Limited Palettes”
– “Two Things That Remaking Your Old Art Will Show You (Apart From Your Skill Level)”
– “Why “Modern Art” Paintings Aren’t As Easy As They Look – A Ramble”
– “Three Ways To Rush A Comic Update Well”
– “Three Reasons Why The Fictional “Worlds” In Art/Novels/Webcomics etc.. Often Seem To Be Slightly Old”
– “Can Creative People Have Rare Works These Days? – A Ramble”
– “Three Tips For Making Art Set In Late 1980s/ Early-Mid 1990s America”
– “Three Tips For Finding “Hidden” Influences On Your Art Style”
– “Three Creative Advantages Of Not Being Totally Up To Date With Current Culture”
– “Three Reasons Why It’s A Good Idea To Keep (And Show Off) Copies Of Your Line Art”
Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to give you a list of links to my ten favourite articles (with a few honourable mentions too) that I’ve posted here about making webcomics, making art and/or writing fiction over the past month.
Surprisingly, I actually wrote all of this month’s articles within the space of about fifteen days. Usually, it takes me a little under a month to write a month’s worth of articles, but I was feeling unusually motivated.
Although there were a few repetitious articles and short articles posted here this month, I feel that the quality – on the whole- has actually been reasonably good. In addition to this, there were also a surprising number of articles about making webcomics too.
Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles For November 2016:
– “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“
[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Art Preview – November & December 2014” by C. A. Brown
One of the annoying things about making art fairly far in advance of when I post it online (I’m about halfway through December’s art at the moment) is that, after I’ve drawn or painted something really cool – I have to wait ages before I can show it to everyone.
So, like I did with August & September’s art, I thought that I’d give you all a sneak peek at sixteen pieces of artwork that you can expect to see on here in November and December.
If you want a closer look at the drawing in the top right corner of this preview, then it can be found hiding in the comments below this article.
Anyway, watch this space….