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Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« on: 22 July, 2022, 12:47:37 PM »
Just started a newsletter/blog thingy called 'AGENT OF WEIRD'. It's about writing comics, books, and wotnot.

The first post is all about online image and is called 'WHY WRITERS ARE FULL OF SHIT (AND WHY WE HAVE TO BE)' and you can read it right here: https://alecworley.substack.com/p/why-writers-are-full-of-s-and-why?sd=pf

It's free to subscribe if you fancy reading future posts, and if you like what you read right here then please do give it a share (especially if you're on Twitter - the platform upon which I fear to tread).

Hope you're all keeping safe and well.

Cheers
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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #1 on: 22 July, 2022, 01:23:22 PM »
Enjoyed this a lot and signed up for more. Cheers!
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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #2 on: 22 July, 2022, 02:36:59 PM »
Yeah that's a great read. Thanks for sharing Alec.

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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #3 on: 22 July, 2022, 02:53:55 PM »
Cheers, guys! Really appreciated!
Hoping to do a lot more craft stuff as the months go on.
All the best - and thanks again!
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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #4 on: 22 July, 2022, 03:15:04 PM »
Thanks Alec. Great read
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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #5 on: 22 July, 2022, 03:42:16 PM »
Yep, good stuff, and subbed!

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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #6 on: 22 July, 2022, 04:22:05 PM »
Alec Worley so totally reads this thread -

The Fighting Fantasy gamebooks were a shrewdly calibrated franchise, but when I read those adventures as a kid they turned my brains to pure starlight. Every one of those books – from Warlock of Firetop Mountain to Legend of the Shadow Warriors – was like a gift from Prometheus.
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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #7 on: 29 July, 2022, 01:45:41 PM »
Another great read on this today. I've got the complete Marada and everything Alec says is spot on about it sadly, although the artwork really is lovely.

Couple of FF references as well. Can we get Alec Worley to do a playthrough on the gamebook thread?
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Re: Alec Worley's Agent of Weird
« Reply #8 on: 29 July, 2022, 04:25:26 PM »
Just read the "full of shit" piece. That stuff about doing promotional work resonates - I'm a teacher, but my program is opt-in, so I often find myself feeling entirely out of my depth doing promotion for the course. It feels like (in a wiser world) someone really good at promotion would be doing that part.

The graphic designer in the modern parable shouldn't be telling the client how long it took - they should just be letting them know the cost and a delivery date. I mean, with 20 years experience. Made me think of:

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