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Just look at this guy... by MrEnter Just look at this guy... by MrEnter
He thinks he can tell me how to make a cake!? Doesn't he know that I can make a cake anyway that I want! I bet this person isn't even a real chef! >:[

Does this sound ridiculous? That's because it is. It's about as ridiculous as "this guy thinks he can tell people how to write stories/cartoons!? People can write them any way they want! He isn't even a cartoonist himself!"

Yes, I'm not making tutorials, but the claim is basically the same. It assumes that there isn't things in a story that you have to do to make it complete. I get this one even more than "it's just a cartoon" or "it's just for kids" ones, and it is built on terrible logic. And yes writing is an art, but there's also a craft to it. Like pottery. You need to know how to use the clay, how to let things dry, how to properly use a kiln, etc. For storytelling, you need to know how to use characters, plot, dialogue, etc.

Sorry, it's just that this stuff is kinda beginning to get to me with all of the family stress going on.
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DeethIrteen Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
"You can't tell people what to do! People can write stories any way they want!"

This is often said by people who don't actually give a shit about the story-writing process. Or they think their audience is composed of morons who can't tell whether something has effort or not. If someone really cares about what they're creating, they'd stop and consider how to make it better in every way they can, and whenever the opportunity arises. Great stories take a lot of effort to write.
DrawtoonzStudio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Sorry if I sound stupid, but I don't get what the problem is. Could someone explain?
Electricalgeek Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
don't feel bad, i don't get the problem either
Ninjageek234 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
The problem is people are saying Mr. Enter shouldn't tell people how to make cartoons simply because he wasn't a cartoonist at the time of this post.
HopelessRomantic999 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Good point, and now I want some cake.
TayzeJacksonBell Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I hate it when peple defend others from criticism... as a writer myself I find criticism invaluable.  he worst thing you an do to an artist s tell him he is doing good when he isn't!
ChipThe3rd Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Sadly, artists being defended from criticism is how we get into the mess that is modern television.ase in point: Quick! Name one TV celebrity you DON'T think deserves a punch in the mouth!

Hard, isn't it? That's because we live in a world where crap has become art. They'll be putting rolls of toilet paper in art galleries next.
TayzeJacksonBell Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
A T.V. celebrity who doesn't deserve to be punched in the mouth... um... I don't know... Robin Williams had a T.V. show... does that count?
ChipThe3rd Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
One LIVING Television celebrity, then?

RIP Robin Williams, we never had a friend like you...
TayzeJacksonBell Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Oh... damn... I don't know then...
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