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All About Dialogue

What is dialogue?

“That’s easy: it’s when your characters talk.”

Fair enough.  Technically, there’s nothing wrong with that definition.   But let me tell you a story with which there’s also nothing technically wrong:

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Schedules Pt. 2: Productivity

When I left my last day job and began freelancing full-time, what I was most looking forward to was having more time to work on my comic.

That initial excitement lasted about a day.  Between sending out countless queries and project bids, coming up with ideas to pitch to people, building contact lists, and simply not feeling entitled to work on personal projects until all the job-related ones were done, I found myself having less time to spend on anything that wasn’t helping pay the bills.

But my worst problem, now that I didn’t have a micromanager breathing down my neck, was procrastination.

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Schedules Pt. 1: Making Them, Sticking to Them, and What To Do When You Can’t

As anyone who follows any of my work might have noticed, I’m the worst person to talk about this.  The worst.  On Earth.

For one, I’m always late for everything in general.  On top of that, my comic has neither a schedule nor a buffer, and I sometimes go weeks without even touching a pencil, knowing full well that I’ve promised readers I’m aiming for an update every Monday.  I have no right to be giving anyone advice on scheduling.

Anyway, here’s some advice on scheduling…

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Hosting: A Complete Guide

I’m sick of the ambiguity I’ve seen from most guides to comic hosting, so I decided to lay out the options I’m familiar with as thoroughly as possible.

In other words, this is long.  But you can just skim it and read the bits on the sites that interest you.

The guide’s divided into two sections, one on free community sites like ComicGenesis, the other on the two forms of WordPress hosting.

Which one should you opt for?  Your budget will largely determine that.  If you don’t have one, go for a community site.   If you do, you’re probably a professional who already has a plan, you don’t actually need advice on this, and you’ve already gone for paid hosting.  But, you should also mirror on some community sites—their users are eager to read anything that doesn’t look like it was drawn by a blind child with a crayon clenched between his teeth.

On with the guide:

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