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Steven Forbes
09-18-2013, 08:55 PM
Here's a list of all Bolts & Nuts articles, in chronological order. This list will be updated weekly.

Week 001: Story Talk
(http://www.comixtribe.com/2010/12/31/bn-week-1-story-talk/)Week 002: Plotting (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/01/04/bn-week-2-plotting/)
Week 003: Characters (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/01/11/bn-week-3-characters/)
Week 004: Writing The Pitch (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/01/18/bn-week-4-writing-the-pitch/)
Week 005: The Creative Team (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/01/25/bn-week-5-the-creative-team/)
Week 006: Communication (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/02/01/157/)
Week 007: Scripting Methods (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/02/08/bn-week-7-scripting-methods/)
Week 008: Scripting (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/02/15/bn-week-8/)
Week 009: Panel Descriptions & Camera Angles (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/02/22/bn-week-9-panel-descriptions-camera-angles/)
Week 010: Pacing (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/03/01/bn-week-9-pacing/)
Week 011: Dialogue, Part 1 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/03/08/bn-week-11-dialogue-part-1/)
Week 012: Dialogue, Part 2 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/03/15/bn-week-12-dialogue-part-2/)
Week 013: Finding Your Voice (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/03/22/bn-week-13-finding-your-voice/)
Week 014: Superhero Overview (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/03/29/bn-week-14-superhero-overview/)
Week 015: Superheroes & Power Fantasies (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/04/05/bn-week-15-superheroes-power-fantasies/)
Week 016: Supervillains (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/04/12/bn-week-16-supervillains/)
Week 017: Heroes & Villains (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/04/19/bn-week-15superhero-generation/)
Week 018: Superhero Levels (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/04/26/bn-week-18-superhero-levels/)
Week 019: Superheroes--FIGHT! (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/05/03/bn-week-19-superheroes-fight/)
Week 020: Superhero Universe (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/05/10/bn-week-20-superhero-universe/)
Week 021: Horror Overview (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/05/17/tpg-week-21-horror-overview/)
Week 022: Bring Out Your Undead! (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/05/24/bn-week-22-bring-out-your-undead/)
Week 023: There Wolf, There Castle (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/05/31/bn-week-23-there-wolf-there-castle/)
Week 024: Here, Zombie Zombie Zombie (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/06/07/bn-week-24-here-zombie-zombie-zombie/)
Week 025: I'm Not Mad, I'm Angry! (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/06/14/tpg-week-25-im-not-mad-im-angry/)
Week 026: Who You Gonna Call? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/06/21/bn-week-26-who-you-gonna-call/)
Week 027: Horror--The End (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/06/28/bn-week-27-horror-the-end/)
Week 028: Keep Writing (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/07/05/bn-week-28-keep-writing/)
Week 029: Becoming A Better Writer (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/07/12/bn-week-29-becoming-a-better-writer/)
Week 030: The White Bull (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/07/19/bn-week-30-the-white-bull/)
Week 031: Expectations (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/07/26/bn-week-31-expectations/)
Week 032: Being Wary (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/08/02/bn-week-32-being-wary/)
Week 033: Working With An Editor, Pt 1 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/08/09/bn-week-33-working-with-an-editor-pt-1/)
Week 034: Working With An Editor, Pt 2 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/08/16/bn-week-34-working-with-an-editor-pt-2/)
Week 035: Money & Contracts (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/08/23/bn-week-35-money-contracts/)
Week 036: What You Need To Know About Contracts (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/08/30/bn-week-36-what-you-need-to-know-about-contracts/)
Week 037: Your Online Persona (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/09/06/bn-week-37-your-online-persona/)
Week 038: Networking (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/09/13/bn-week-38-networking/)
Week 039: Scheduling (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/09/20/bn-week-39-scheduling/)
Week 040: Distribution Pt 1- Digital (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/09/27/bn-week-40-distribution-pt-1-digital/)
Week 041: Distribution Pt 2- Physical (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/10/04/bn-week-41-distribution-pt-2-physical/)
Week 042: How Are You Getting Seen (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/10/11/bn-week-42-how-are-you-getting-seen/)
Week 043: Self-Publishing, Pt 1 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/10/18/bn-week-43-self-publishing-pt-1/)
Week 044: Self-Publishing, Pt 2 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/10/25/bn-week-43-self-publishing-pt-2/)
Week 045: Self-Publishing, Pt 3 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/11/01/bn-week-44-self-publishing-week-44/)
Week 046: Self-Publishing, Pt 4 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/11/08/bn-week-45-self-publishing-pt-4/)
Week 047: Self-Publishing, Pt 5 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/11/15/bn-week-46-self-publishing-pt-5/)
Week 048: Too Many Ideas! (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/11/22/bn-week-47-too-many-ideas/)
Week 049: Financials (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/11/29/bn-week-49-financials/)
Week 050: Submissions (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/12/06/bn-week-50-submissions/)
Week 051: What Happens Next? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/12/13/bn-week-51-what-happens-next/)
Week 052: Pricing Your Book (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/12/20/bn-week-52-pricing-your-book/)
Week 053: Self Worth & The Power Of No (http://www.comixtribe.com/2011/12/27/bn-week-53-self-worth-the-power-of-no/)
Week 054: Choosing A Partner (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/01/03/bn-week-54-choosing-a-partner/)
Week 055: Firing Your Client (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/01/10/bn-week-55-firing-your-client/)
Week 056: Paying People (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/01/17/bn-week-56-paying-people/)
Week 057: Page Counts (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/01/24/bn-week-57-page-counts/)
Week 058: Flashbacks (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/01/31/bn-week-58-flashbacks/)
Week 059: The Good Ol' Boy Network (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/02/07/bn-week-59-the-good-ol-boy-network/)
Week 060: Page Sizes (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/02/14/bn-week-60-page-sizes/)
Week 061: Grow A Thick Skin (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/02/21/bn-week-61-grow-a-thick-skin/)
Week 062: Quality Is Job One (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/02/28/bn-week-62-quality-is-job-one/)
Week 063: Ownership Is Tricky (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/03/06/bn-week-63-ownership-is-tricky/)
Week 064: Hustle (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/03/13/bn-week-64-hustle/)
Week 065: Copyright Time (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/03/20/bn-week-65-copyright-time/)
Week 066: Trademarks (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/03/27/bn-week-66-trademarks/)
Week 067: Project Management (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/04/03/bn-week-67-project-management/)
Week 068: Write What You Know (Or, Become A Junior Scientist) (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/04/10/bn-week-68-write-what-you-know-or-become-a-junior-scientist/)
Week 069: Creator or Consumer Mindset? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/04/17/bn-week-69-creator-or-consumer-mindset/)
Week 070: Cover Time (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/04/24/bn-week-70-cover-time/)
Week 071: Your Work Ethic (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/05/01/bn-week-71-your-work-ethic/)
Week 072: Confidentiality (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/05/08/bn-week-72-confidentiality/)
Week 073: The Name Game (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/05/15/bn-week-73-the-name-game/)
Week 074: Numbers Game (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/05/22/bn-week-74-numbers-game/)
Week 075: Publisher Responsibilities (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/05/29/bn-week-75-publisher-responsibilities/)
Week 076: Looking Back (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/06/05/bn-week-76-looking-back/)
Week 077: Loyalty (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/06/12/bn-week-77-loyalty/)
Week 078: Community (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/06/19/bn-week-78-community/)
Week 079: Decisions (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/06/26/bn-week-79-decisions/)
Week 080: Finding Your Audience (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/07/03/bn-week-80-finding-your-audience/)
Week 081: Advice (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/07/10/bn-week-81-advice/)
Week 082: Inspiration (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/07/17/bn-week-82-inspiration/)
Week 083: Be A Better Creator- Attitude (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/07/24/bn-week-83-be-a-better-creator-attitude/)
Week 084: Motivation (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/07/31/bn-week-84-motivation/)
Week 085: Become A Better Creator- Business (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/08/07/bn-week-85-become-a-better-creator-business/)
Week 086: Become A Better Creator- Press Release & Solicits (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/08/14/bn-86-become-a-better-creator-press-release-solicits/)
Week 087: Become A Better Creator- Decide Your Story's Medium (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/08/21/bn-week-87-become-a-better-creator-decide-your-storys-medium/)
Week 088: Become A Better Creator- Professionalism (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/08/28/bn-week-88-become-a-better-creator-professionalism/)
Week 089: Become A Better Creator- Finish What You Start (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/09/04/bn-week-89-become-a-better-creator-finish-what-you-start/)
Week 090: Become A Better Creator- Barriers of Entry (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/09/11/bn-week-90-be-a-better-creator-barriers-of-entry/)
Week 091: Become A Better Creator- Help Yourself (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/09/18/bn-week-91-be-a-better-creator-help-yourself/)
Week 092: Become A Better Creator- Who You Know (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/09/25/bn-week-92-become-a-better-creator-who-you-know/)
Week 093: Become A Better Creator- Have Something To Say (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/10/02/bn-week-93-become-a-better-creator-have-something-to-say/)
Week 094: Become A Better Creator- Editorial Goals (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/10/09/bn-week-94-be-a-better-creator-editorial-goals/)
Week 095: Become A Better Creator- Seeking Feedback (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/10/16/bn-week-95-become-a-better-creator-seeking-feedback/)
Week 096: Become A Better Creator- Vacation (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/10/23/bn-week-96-become-a-better-creator-vacation/)
Week 097: Become A Better Creator- Creative Compromise (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/10/30/bn-week-97-become-a-better-creator-creative-compromise/)
Week 098: Become A Better Creator- Marketing (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/11/06/bn-week-98-become-a-better-creator-marketing/)
Week 099: Become A Better Creator- Contracts (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/11/13/bn-week-99-becoming-a-better-creator-contracts/)
Week 100: Become A Better Creator- Know Your Numbers (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/11/20/bn-week-100-become-a-better-creator-know-your-numbers/)
Week 101: Become A Better Creator- Acknowledgements (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/11/27/bn-week-101-become-a-better-creator-acknowledgements/)
Week 102: Become A Better Creator- Do The Work (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/12/04/bn-week-102-become-a-better-creator-do-the-work/)
Week 103: Become A Better Creator- Be Observant (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/12/11/bn-week-103-become-a-better-creator-be-observant/)
Week 104: Become A Better Creator- Persistence (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/12/18/bn-week-104-become-a-better-creator-persistence/)
Week 105: Become A Better Creator- Goals (http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/12/25/bn-week-105-become-a-better-creator-goals/)
Week 106: Storytime--Medium & Commerciality (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/01/01/bn-week-106-storytime-medium-commerciality/)
Week 107: Story Mechanics (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/01/08/bn-week-107-story-mechanics/)
Week 108: Borders, Time, and Color (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/01/15/bn-week-108-borders-time-and-color/)
Week 109: Transitions (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/01/22/bn-week-109-transitions/)
Week 110: Pacing--Starting Your Story (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/01/29/bn-week-110-pacing-starting-your-story/)
Week 111: Conflict & Characters (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/02/05/bn-week-111-conflict-characters/)
Week 112: Working the Story (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/02/12/bn-week-112-working-the-story/)
Week 113: Storytelling Questions To Ask Yourself (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/02/19/bn-week-113-storytelling-questions-to-ask-yourself/)
Week 114: Negotiating (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/02/26/bn-week-114-negotiating/)
Week 115: Editorial Flow (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/03/05/bn-week-115-editorial-flow/)
Week 116: Protips! (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/03/12/bn-week-116-protips/)
Week 117: Rejection (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/03/19/bn-week-117-rejection/)
Week 118: Communication--Email & Ads (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/03/26/bn-week-118-communication-email-ads/)
Week 119: Prose vs Sparse (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/04/02/bn-week-119-prose-vs-sparse/)
Week 120: Undrawable Panel Descriptions (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/04/09/bn-week-120-undrawable-panel-descriptions/)
Week 121: Lettering Pt 1 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/04/16/bn-week-121-lettering-pt-1/)
Week 122: Lettering Pt 2 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/04/23/bn-week-122-lettering-pt-2/)
Week 123: Different Types of Feedback (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/04/30/bn-week-123-different-types-of-feedback/)
Week 124: Lettering Pt 3 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/05/07/bn-week-124-lettering-pt-3/)
Week 125: Making "Better" Comics (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/05/14/bn-week-125-making-better-comics/)
Week 126: Excuses? Not If You Can Help It (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/05/21/bn-week-126-excuses-not-if-you-can-help-it/)
Week 127: Mistakes (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/05/28/bn-week-127-mistakes/)
Week 128: What Are You Building? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/06/04/bn-week-128-what-are-you-building/)
Week 129: More Protips! (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/06/11/bn-week-129-more-protips/)
Week 130: Approaching Via Email (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/06/18/bn-week-130-approaching-via-email/)
Week 131: Support (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/06/26/bn-week-131-support/)
Week 132: Being A Newbie (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/07/02/bn-week-132-being-a-newbie/)
Week 133: Calling Your Shots (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/07/09/bn-week-133-calling-your-shots/)
Week 134: Snobbery (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/07/16/bn-week-134-snobbery/)
Week 135: The Creative Ego (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/07/23/bn-week-135-the-creative-ego/)
Week 136: Hard Truths (Or, If...Then You're Wrong) (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/07/30/bn-week-136-hard-truths-or-if-then-youre-wrong/)
Week 137: 5 Pages & A Cover? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/08/06/bn-week-137-5-pages-a-cover/)
Week 138: Format & Frequency (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/08/13/bn-week-138-format-frequency/)
Week 139: Effective Communication (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/08/20/bn-week-139-effective-communication/)
Week 140: Titles & Story Names (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/08/27/bn-week-140-titles-story-names/)
Week 141: Script To Thumbnails (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/09/03/bn-week-141-script-to-thumbnails/)
Week 142: Contests of Champions (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/09/10/bn-week-142-contests-of-champions/)
Week 143: Top 10 Things Creators Can Do To Help Themselves (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/09/17/bn-week-143-top-10-things-creators-can-do-to-help-themselves/)
Week 144: Ask Questions, Learn, & Then Do (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/09/24/bn-week-144-ask-questions-learn-then-do/)
Week 145: Managing Your Brand (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/10/01/bn-week-145-managing-your-brand/)
Week 146: Increasing Awareness Of Your Brand (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/10/08/bn-week-146-increasing-awareness-of-your-brand/)
Week 147: Where Do You Find Inspiration? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/10/15/bn-week-147-where-do-you-find-inspiration/)
Week 148: Guest Post on Perseverance (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/10/22/bn-week-148-guest-post-on-perseverance/)
Week 149: Do You Cause More Work For The Creative Team? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/10/29/bn-week-149-do-you-cause-more-work-for-the-creative-team/)
Week 150: A Very Brief History of Comics (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/11/05/bn-week-150-a-very-brief-history-of-comics/)
Week 151: Are You Building Your Worlds Correctly? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/11/12/bn-week-151-are-you-building-your-worlds-correctly/)

Co.Inkadink
09-18-2013, 09:12 PM
This looks extensive and helpful, I'm going to have to dig into this.
Thanks!

Steven Forbes
09-19-2013, 04:12 PM
No, thank you for saying so!

Duane Korslund
09-19-2013, 04:13 PM
this looks like an amazing resource....definitely help a lot of people...myself included...

Steven Forbes
09-19-2013, 05:30 PM
Thanks, Kors. We're definitely proud of it, and we look to continue to help!

Steven Forbes
11-19-2013, 07:40 AM
Week 152: Engaging Two Types of Readers (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/11/19/bn-week-152-engaging-two-types-of-readers/)
Week 153: What's Your Professional Attitude? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/11/26/bn-week-153-whats-your-professional-attitude/)
Week 154: Top Ten Reasons Why You'll Fail At Making Comics (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/12/04/bn-week-154-top-10-reasons-youll-fail-at-making-comics/)
Week 155: Top Five Horror Stories & Lessons Learned (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/12/10/bn-week-155-top-five-horror-stories-lessons-learned/)
Week 156: Top 10 Habits Of Successful Creators (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/12/17/bn-week-156-top-10-habits-of-successful-creators/)
Week 157: Top 10 Things Creators Forget (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/12/25/bn-week-157-top-10-things-creators-forget/)
Week 158: Top 10 ComixTribe Posts of 2013 (http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/12/31/bn-week-158-top-10-comixtribe-posts-of-2013/)
Week 159: What Are Your 2014 Goals? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/01/07/bn-week-159-what-are-your-2014-goals/)
Week 160: What Exercises Can Strengthen Your Skills? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/01/14/bn-week-160-what-exercises-can-strengthen-your-skills/)
Week 161: How Do You Approach Your Stories? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/01/21/bn-week-161-how-do-you-approach-your-stories/)
Week 162: How Often Do You Set Stories Aside? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/01/28/bn-week-162-how-often-do-you-set-stories-aside/)
Week 163: How Often Do You Adapt Other Stories To Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/02/04/bn-week-163-how-often-do-you-adapt-other-stories-to-comics/)
Week 164: Which Conventions Do You Plan On Attending? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/02/11/bn-week-164-which-conventions-do-you-plan-on-attending/)
Week 165: How Many People Do You Know Who Can Further Your Career? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/02/18/bn-week-165-how-many-people-do-you-know-that-can-further-your-career/)
Week 166: How Often Can You Reasonably Publish? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/02/25/bn-week-166-how-often-can-you-reasonably-publish/)
Week 167: How Disciplined Do You Have To Be To Create Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/03/04/bn-week-167-how-disciplined-do-you-have-to-be-to-create-comics/)
Week 168: Are You Ready For Some Advice? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/03/11/bn-week-168-are-you-ready-for-some-advice/)
Week 169: Are You An Effective Pitch Writer? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/03/19/bn-week-169-are-you-an-effective-pitch-writer/)
Week 170: Casting--Do You Do It? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/03/25/bn-week-170-casting-do-you-do-it/)
Week 171: To Be Or Not To Be--Should You Quit Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/04/02/bn-week-171-to-be-or-not-to-be-should-you-quit-comics/)
Week 172: What Are The Hidden Steps To Creating Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/04/08/bn-week-172-what-are-the-hidden-steps-in-creating-comics/)
Week 173: Critical or Commercial Acclaim--Which Do You Prefer? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/04/15/bn-week-173-critical-or-commercial-acclaim-which-do-you-prefer/)
Week 174: Is Continuing Education Important In Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/04/22/bn-week-174-is-continuing-education-important-in-comics/)
Week 175: Do You Really Want To Be In The Public Eye? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/04/29/bn-week-175-do-you-really-want-to-be-in-the-public-eye/)
Week 176: Are You Doing Your Part For Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/05/07/bn-week-176-are-you-doing-your-part-for-comics/)
Week 177: Peers--Who Are Yours? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/05/13/bn-week-177-peers-who-are-yours/)
Week 178: Critique or Personal Attack--What Is The Difference? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/05/21/bn-week-178-critique-or-personal-attack-what-is-the-difference/)
Week 179: Mix 'n Match--Which Genres Can Be Mixed To Best Effect? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/05/27/bn-week-179-mix-n-match-which-genres-can-be-mixed-to-best-effect/)
Week 180: Are You A Misunderstood Creator? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/06/04/bn-week-180-are-you-a-misunderstood-creator/)
Week 181: How Much Research Should You Do On A Topic? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/06/10/bn-week-181-how-much-research-should-you-do-on-a-topic/)
Week 182: Ghosting Panels (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/06/17/bn-week-182-ghosting-panels/)
Week 183: Does Your Worldview Make Your Characters Preachy? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/06/24/bn-week-183-does-your-worldview-make-your-characters-preachy/)
Week 184: Are You A Good Storyteller? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/07/01/bn-week-184-are-you-a-good-storyteller/)
Week 185: Why Do We Create Superhero Stories? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/07/08/bn-week-185-why-do-we-create-superhero-stories/)
Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/07/16/bn-week-186-do-you-fail-or-do-you-learn/)
Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/07/23/bn-week-187-are-you-social-on-social-media/)
Week 188: How Clear Is Your Voice? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/07/29/bn-week-188-how-clear-is-your-voice/)
Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your Name? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/08/05/bn-week-189-what-is-the-value-of-your-name/)
Week 190: What's Stopping You From Starting? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/08/12/bn-week-190-whats-stopping-you-from-starting/)
Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wishlist? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/08/20/bn-week-191-what-is-your-creative-wish-list/)
Week 192: What Are Your Keys To Productivity? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/08/26/bn-week-192-what-are-your-keys-to-productivity/)
Week 193: What Can Apple Teach Us? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/09/02/bn-week-193-what-can-apple-teach-us/)
Week 194: Are You Defining Your Own Role In Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/09/09/bn-week-194-are-you-defining-your-own-role-in-comics/)
Week 195: What Are Your Mobile Tools? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/09/17/bn-week-195-what-are-your-mobile-tools/)
Week 196: What Are You Doing To Bring Fun & Games To Comics? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/09/24/bn-week-196-what-are-you-doing-to-bring-fun-games-to-comics/)
Week 197: What's The Least You Need To Know? (http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/09/30/bn-week-197-whats-the-least-you-need-to-know/)

crognus
06-29-2014, 05:23 PM
I finished reading the 3 artical on characters. I like your advice on writing interviews. I definitely feel I've been a little lazy.

However, I have to say, I'm surprised you didn't delve into how to write interesting characters. Obviously, there's no set answer. But, for the most part, I think a lot of it boils down to having answers for the following questions:

1. What do they want?
2. Why can't they have it?
3. Why do we care?

I was reading your twitter recently, and obviously you are aware of the need to have these elements for you characters. You were talking about how you didn't want to start hammering out your new script until the main character had some stakes.

Steven Forbes
06-29-2014, 05:32 PM
Lots and lots (and lots and lots) of words have already been written on how to create "interesting" characters. I didn't want to delve too deeply into that and add to the cacophony.

And the twitter thing was more about the story than about the character.

crognus
06-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Lots and lots (and lots and lots) of words have already been written on how to create "interesting" characters. I didn't want to delve too deeply into that and add to the cacophony.

Haha, that's true. But reading through some of the proving grounds stuff, man some people do not seem to understand, haha.

crognus
06-29-2014, 05:36 PM
This is some great stuff. I'm still amazed by how much stuff you're just giving out for free! I love your site!

Steven Forbes
06-29-2014, 05:46 PM
Thanks! :)

Captainwhizz
11-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Wow! This looks like a cave full of treasures! Gold and gems piled high! (Although I will refrain from calling you a dragon until I get to know you, Steven ;) ). I would wade straight in, but the day job summons me.

Steven Forbes
11-12-2014, 05:28 AM
Wow! This looks like a cave full of treasures! Gold and gems piled high! (Although I will refrain from calling you a dragon until I get to know you, Steven ;) ). I would wade straight in, but the day job summons me.

Read some entries of The Proving Grounds, and you may well change your mind about that. ;)

LukePierce
11-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Never. More like a knight is shining armour, destroying the dragon of terrible writing.

Steven Forbes
11-12-2014, 07:57 AM
Ah. Now I'm Don Quixote.

Got it.

Captainwhizz
11-12-2014, 04:02 PM
One man's fire-breathing monster is another's wise and noble creature. ;)

Duane Korslund
11-12-2014, 04:08 PM
One man's fire-breathing monster is another's wise and noble creature. ;)

or windmill....to follow the thread.

Captainwhizz
11-24-2014, 06:12 PM
I just read "Week 022: Bring Out Your Undead!", good reading. It makes me want to dig out my old unofficial Buffy companion to re-read all the varying vampire myths from around the world. My Dracula is definitely Vlad III, so if he impaled people on spikes when he was alive, think what he does to them now...

Areocube
11-25-2014, 10:46 AM
Bolts and Nuts has been very insightful to me as a writer and artist.

Steven, thank you for caring enough to intricately explain your thoughts and taking the time to write these wonderful articles. There is soooo much information to take advantage of and feast upon.

Just brilliant Sir.

mfcisme
01-29-2015, 01:40 AM
Is there a list of essential reading from these list or should I just start from the beginning?

Steven Forbes
01-29-2015, 02:20 AM
The beginning is always best.

Luke Noonan
04-21-2016, 12:13 PM
Do you have any plans for a Part 3 or for updated editions of 1 and 2 (updated in any respect, regarding industry trends, developments etc)?

Steven Forbes
04-21-2016, 12:52 PM
Maybe the book I keep threatening...

outlawhue
07-20-2016, 04:05 PM
This is fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to create and post these articles.