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Momma-Ran Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really love these. I'm even going to share some with my grandma (she's a teacher). I was wondering if you will ever do a science fiction guide? 
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EfricanEve Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I discovered these excellent tutorials yesterday and I have been reading through them and trying some things out.
I have the feeling that they will be extremely helpful and I'm happy already! I can find so many things that I was missing in my story, but couldn't quite put my finger on.
I'll be faving a lot of them I guess.
Thank you very much for the great help and inspiration! And also they're fun to read, even when they are not directly helpful for me personally.
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life-of-the-dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
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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JullekEliseus Featured By Owner 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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HtBlack Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
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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sindacco Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
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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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner 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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Lalunabluena Featured By Owner 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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OokamiKasumi Featured By Owner 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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rjstripes Featured By Owner 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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