View Full Version : Aw, man...
04-23-2003, 08:03 AM
I am a penciller. Thats what i do. i am not a writer, but I do try to convey my concept to my writer often, since i am the creator(( co-creator at this point, due to the great work of my comrades )) of the character and the book.
Does anyone know of any techniques that could make this a much less painless effort, for my writer atleast?
04-23-2003, 10:16 AM
It depends on how much you need to convey to them and how much control you give them. If you have a basic idea for the story, let them roll with it. If you want a story arc with very specific plot lines, you're basically recruiting a dialogue scriptor.
It's what a lot of unseasoned writers and creators wrestle with is the actual story. You've got a good idea and a basic understanding of where the story should go, but you lack the skill (not as a dig, just experience) to put a well crafted story together mechanically.
Probably the best thing to do is just go grab a cup of coffee or make a long phone call with your writer and make sure you're both on the same page about where the story is going. Make sure they understand where the character is coming from, and their motivation. With a good foundation in the story, you and the writer should be able to move forward together.
Then you let him/her go with it. If they need help they'll ask, but if you try to be too involved, it becomes less of a work of theirs and they may not have as much fun or feel as involved. Once they have a draft or script, get back together and check it over, make sure it's what you want. Make changes, they'll do a rewrite if necessary, then you get it for the drawing.
That's really the only way to do it, otherwise you should write it yourself. Also there is no fast way to do it. You can write a synopsis of your story arc and a character sheet, but you'll have to let the writer do their job.
Best of luck!
04-23-2003, 09:26 PM
Xadrian is right. You need to communicate well with the writer on this score otherwise you both will end up frustrated and the creativity isnt going anywhere.
What cld help is you do a basic plot/character outline and then discuss together with your writer, at least they know where you are coming from.
hope this helps!
04-25-2003, 09:00 PM
Something that an artist trying to write might miss are basic things like a plot twist or a climax or resolution or pacing. Artists REALLY like their ideas and will generally come up with plenty of back story and character introduction, most of which doesn't help a writer trying to tell a story in the here and now. Remember this and be sensitive to it.
Like banshee said, do a basic plot out line first, don't worry about all the details like "he's super powered because a spider bit him" but look for the twists and turns. Start with the biggest climax between two opposing forces and work outward from there (just mentally, you don't have to write it) but exercises like this will help you understand the writer's point of view, what they're looking for and what they need from you.
And never go to bed angry.
05-03-2003, 01:00 AM
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