Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish.
I do all my writing using the software program Scrivener, and whether you write books or graphic novels, I cannot recommend the program enough. It has really made my life so much easier in so many ways, and I can’t even imagine how I managed to write Cinder using nothing but Microsoft Word way back when. (Dude, old school.).
At the very least, you should have two or three sample chapters of the script complete as well as a full synopsis (written in paragraph format) that covers the entire plot of the project ready for submission.
If it’s a fantasy or SF novel (Moorcock’s forte during his early career) that takes place in a different world, make a list of some images which embody that world and make it vivid: landmarks, objects, geographical features, etc. Then, when you write, you can just go to this list and fill in the picture for the reader.
Take writing courses and workshops. Writing courses will teach you the fundamentals of storytelling. Since the graphic novel’s story is written before being illustrated, these courses are important to your future work. Some classes focus on writing for graphic novels and comic books specifically.
We decided to develop a course on graphic novel writing in order to capitalize on the popularity of graphic novels among junior-aged students. We found that any good writing program must incorporate a reading program as well. And so, these lessons include a book report assignment, a reading.
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An outline is basically a summary of what’s going to happen in your graphic novel. An outline will help you develop your story fully, weed out any weak (or boring) plot points, and it will help you stay on track. Outlines are easy to edit and can be changed infinite times. Don’t worry: nothing is set in stone!