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:iconlife-of-the-dreamer:
Out of all the articles and tips I've read (and sometimes listened to from my teachers) by far yours is the most helpful. Thank you for taking your time to write all these!
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:iconjullekeliseus:
JullekEliseus Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much for these writing tips! They are extremely helpful for a novice like me! :glomp:
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:iconhtblack:
Over at theWrittenRevolution I'm structuring a series of lessons for poetry and prose (ssshhh!), and I had started out with the idea of us admins writing the articles, to make the project more "ours". Then I realised just how many excellent resouces dA has, and your folder here is AMAZING. I picked tons of articles from it and I'm sure our members will benefit from them a lot. (:

:heart: thanks for writing these! They are awesome.
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:iconsindacco:
How about a tutorial about breaking conventions and surprising people i.e. such as works of Gen Urobuchi, Quentin Tarantino and Joss Whedon?
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:iconookamikasumi:
OokamiKasumi Jan 25, 2014  Professional Writer
I don't write tutorials on Breaking conventions because the only people who should be breaking conventions are those that already know how those conventions work --backwards & forwards-- from years of Practice, such as: Gen Urobuchi, Quentin Tarantino and Joss Whedon.

As for surprising people, that's easy:
 -- Don't reveal Anything to the Reader until the very last second. :)

If the reader can guess the entire plot to your story by the fourth chapter -- you FAILED.
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:iconlalunabluena:
Lalunabluena Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are some great tutorials. May I suggest you make a tutorial on how to make the protagonist and antagonist both sympathetic.

It is a massive problem that I'm struggling with one of my characters who is named Alice (the protagonist) and is supposed to be hated by a lot of people (the people who hate her are sort of the antagonists). I'm only trying to make Alice the sympathetic one but I'm trying to avoid making the people who hate her completely dick-headed, unsympathetic monsters by giving almost all of them understandable reasons to hate her that don't come from misunderstandings or something like that. But giving them understandable reasons to hate will wind up making Alice unsympathetic.                  
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:iconookamikasumi:
OokamiKasumi Jan 25, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm glad you like my tutorials. :)

Making characters sympathetic...? Easy...
 -- Make the characters Normal People with Normal Problems & Issues -- at first. Then, when the crap hits the fan, make those same 'normal' problems the reason why everything gets WORSE, and damned near impossible to fix.

"...But giving them understandable reasons to hate will wind up making Alice unsympathetic."
 -- Correct -- so make their hate Un-reasonable, if not completely misplaced.           
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:iconrjstripes:
rjstripes Aug 18, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you for all of your tutorials. I haven't read through all of them yet, but I've started to and I've learned so much already.
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:iconookamikasumi:
OokamiKasumi Dec 2, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm glad you like them.
 -- I hope they prove helpful.
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:iconcedarbox:
If it's not too much to ask, could you someday devote a tutorial to the impact character and their role? It seems like such a vital part of any cast but I rarely see it mentioned, especially in detail.
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