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How to write a storyline

Snowninja at 2:38PM, Sept. 17, 2010

tags: storylines

Have you ever wanted to write a good story for a comic but you can't seem to put it on paper? Well, I'll show you my way of making stories!


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Hello everybody, today I'm going to teach you how to write a storyline. But first, what is a storyline? Basically it's this:
“the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc”
So you can say, it's a story that continues throughout a comic or comic strip.
Ok, now that we know what it is, it's time to go to through each step:
1)What is the story's genre?
There are many types of stories like romantic, comedy, action, adventure, horror, etc.
Obs:You can mix many types of genres to form a story you want.

2)What is it about?
Now comes the hard part, what to write about? I'm going to tell you guys to use the “snowball method”. First we start off with a simple phrase like for example: “A kid wants to become king”. Then we desenvolve the phrase to a more complex text and thus we form what I call a “snowball”.

3)Who are the characters?
In this part of the process you must create your cast of characters.One of my favorite ways of doing so is by putting characters in a story and watching how they desenvolve in the “snowball method”.

4)Arcs and ending
I know you must be thinking, I prefer to write my stories without an ending already made, but believe me if you have no ending you'll probably make a continuity error or even worse make a bad ending. So take your time and think about ever chapter your characters are passing through and think about how it is going to end.

5)Reviewing
After you've completed all the four steps above you're ready to review and see if there are any errors. If you want a guarantee that your work is good, read it to a friend or family member.

6)Scripts
This step is the most fun part of the process. Who is going to say what? After you've written each dialogue don't forget to review it for any spelling problems.

7)Imagination
This is the final and most time consuming part. What you have to do is imagine each scenery for each comic and chapter, placing characters in the right place and adjusting them to the dialogue.

And there you go! The process is a little bit hard but believe me, it's worth doing, and don't forget that each story depends only on your way of telling it. Thank you for reading, and I hope this works out for everybody. Written by, Snowninja.

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