The Gut

Okay, we know we need our intellectual and logical mind to: A) Learn our nuts and bolts writing basics, and to: B) Do our research and exploration of real-life elements that inform our story; no matter how bizarre the content may be, and to: C) Create a plausible “internal logic” for the narrative.

Then we must add [click to continue...]

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Write from the GUT and the HEAD

One of the aspects of developing your own style is to develop both your intellectual and creative mind. I often see beginners lean too heavily on one area of their creativity. This can [click to continue...]

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If you derive your work, it will be DERIVATIVE.

Okay, this may seem obvious, but I see this all the time. People who love one writer so much they emulate them to a point where they have no style of their own. I love Mark Waid too, [click to continue...]

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Okay, so we know that by using our own life experiences and trolling our imaginations we can mix up a heady batch of super fun. But how does one go about developing a “style”? Well, basically, in my humble opinion, one doesn’t! Honestly, I believe a [click to continue...]

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First I’d like to apologize for not having posted for a while, but life has its way of getting in the way, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I have a nice new bunch of stuff, so let’s get started.

Before continuing with more nuts and bolts type info, [click to continue...]

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Shameless Plug

by Sam Agro

Hey Gang, I’m sorry I haven’t loaded much new stuff lately, but I have been in the evil clutches of Jigsaw, creating some storyboards for Saw 4. (And NO, I can’t tell you anything about it!)

However, I am escaping from the crazy, metallic head-trap long enough to [click to continue...]

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Random Rant #1

by Sam Agro

I’m taking a short break from the instructional stuff to voice some of my cheers and jeers about the state of the comics industry. I don’t know how many people, if any, are reading this blog at the moment. (If you’re out there, please comment on a post, or e-mail me, by all means!) But, [click to continue...]

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Psycho Babble

by Sam Agro

Okay, the final elements of CHARACTER are PHYSICAL BEINGand HISTORY/PSYCHOLOGY. This can also be referred to asNATURE and NURTURE.

Our bodies can have a profound impact on what we are as [click to continue...]

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Breaking The Code

by Sam Agro

Whew! That status thing took a lot of entries!

Okay, next we’ll talk about the PHILOSOPHY and theMORALITY of your characters.

Everyone has a fundamental PHILOSOPHY by which they [click to continue...]

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Highs And Lows

by Sam Agro

Now let’s discuss HIGH STATUS and LOW STATUS

A person who is HIGH STATUS, handles themselves well, physically and intellectually. They are capable, smart, incisive, and able to tackle almost anything. [click to continue...]

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