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SYAC - Following The Leader by TomPreston SYAC - Following The Leader by TomPreston
Read the next episode of “So, You’re A Cartoonist?” here: [link]

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They say that the signs of being a good writer is when your characters start to do things which are totally unexpected even to you. However this can have negative effects too. Often I have a plan of where I want my main overall story to go, but then find that when I begin writing my characters have other plans. It can be fun to let your characters go off on random tangents, but you must never lose sight of the ultimate goal. One trick I've found which helps me stay focused is to restrict my chapters to a set number of pages.
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CalumTraveler Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so very, very true. XD
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Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll take that advice for my Birdsnatched Series.
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Ansa88 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh dear, that last image is too much what my novel is turning out to be...first a new character, then a protaganist decided he had a dirty mouth and didn't want me to censor him...
eh, it's a writer's problem.

i wouldn't be able to fit within that, but might try that sometime for one of my ideas--it sounds like it would really work.

very, very nice comic, had a good chuckle at it.
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LycoRogue Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
u_u Yup, I have this argument with my characters quite frequently....
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SoulSilverHeartGold Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Same thing happens to me all the time. :roll: That sounds like an excellent way of delaing with it. :)
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ChelseaStory Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That script in your hands. I thought it was a Death Note haha, silly me O_e

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AlexORio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm currently dealing with the realization that my first chapter of my comic is going to be 50 pages long. O.O. I really like it, but at the same time.... 50 pages....
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Loveless-Nights Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
THAT SO HELPS MEEEE TOO
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ValerieToskodes Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know the feeling... :XD: Ha! Main plot? What main plot? The charries rule the story!
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Izzi1313 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist
lol! :pat:
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