There are a lot of great storytelling lessons that writers can learn from the work of Brian K Vaughan. But his collaboration with Fiona Staples on Saga, their ongoing YA/NC-17 sci-fi fantasy space family soap opera comic, goes even further. In the video above, Strip Panel Naked breaks down the simple but thoughtful narrative tricks and systems that help make the comic so damn compelling. If you're a storyteller of any kind, there are plenty of lessons you can learn here that apply beyond the comic book realm as well.
The Freewrite Alpha is the most refined design yet from the team that created the nauseatingly-named Hemingwrite (previously at Boing Boing) and the slimmer clamshell Freewrite Traveler: portable word processors designed with prose in mind. The new model is an attractive, low-profile Kailh mechanical keyboard with a small monochrome display, 100 hours of battery life… READ THE REST
This digital typewriter cursor moves continuously while you write. It's a lot of fun to use for stream-of-consciousness writing experiments, since taking a break from typing will cause a gap in the page. If you've never tried a stream of consciousness writing experiment, this is a great way to start. If you need to pause… READ THE REST
This Sentence Rephraser by Ginger Software spits out a list of different ways to say the same thing. It's like a thesaurus, but for an entire sentence instead of just one word. Whether you're writing a paper or composing an email, it's a great way to rephrase an awkward sentence, or find a slightly different… READ THE REST
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