What Makes a Good AuditionThis is a guide to writing for OCTs. Every medium and genre of writing is unique and should be approached in a different way, but if you keep the following things in mind when you write for OCTs your audition and character will come across much stronger and be more likely considered for a roster position.What Makes a Good Audition6 years ago in Writing More Like This
Judges and your general audience alike are typically looking for three major factors when they read your audition: Interesting Characters, A Unique Plot, and Clarity of Storytelling. If your audition does not excel in at least one of these areas you will almost certainly be looked over when it comes time for judging no matter how slick and professional your art is.
I firmly believe that there is no such thing as a bad character. Any character, if presented well, can be interesting--be they Human, alien, psychotic, or cliché.
The trick you need to employ is treating the character in a way that supp
Writing Process TipsThis tutorial isn't about how to create a great story. It's about the actual process of writing. The Oxford Dictionary defines "process" as "a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end". I define it as "how you get stuff done".Writing Process Tips2 years ago in Writing More Like This
The best advice I think anyone can ever give you about your writing process is to figure out what works for you. Some writers love to lay down commandments such as "thou shall not have a TV in your writing room" and insist that following their rules is the only path to success. But everyone is different and every writer works differently.
That said, while developing my own writing process (a task that is still ongoing), I've often found it helpful to try out advice from other writers. So here are five things that I personally find helpful as part of my writing process. Maybe at least one of them will be helpful to someone else.
1. Write down ideas
If you're like me, you have more ideas for s
Apophysis Starfields: How toApophysis Starfields: How to7 years ago in Fractal Tutorials More Like This
Apophysis star fields
"Apo starfields" are star fields generated in Apophysis. They are basically almost the same as Photoshop-generated starfields (PS starfield), but they are Apophysis generated. In my opinion, they are more pretty then your usual PS starfield. Other then that, they are the same as PS Starfields.
What's the use?
Besides making it for fun, you can use the starfield as a background to your celestial-looking fractal. Maybe as a background of a fractal that looks like a planet. I have an example, made in April, last year: http://hyruwen.deviantart.com/art/The-Blue-Planet-53838723
What's the benefit?
You can claim (brag, in other words) that your new fractal is 100% Apophysis made because you did not use a PS starfield. You used Apophysis instead to make a starfield.
(Of course, when it comes to merging the foreground fractal and the background starfield, you need an image-editing program like Photoshop, but you didn't use anything that was