In the following article, we will talk about the importance of not writing in one go, what you will achieve with this, is to find yourself lost and disoriented, and we do not want that to happen, therefore, we give you several tips that will be very useful, so, do not write your story in one go, do this…
For example, know how to take a break, write before you write, and, above all, write everything down, it will always be productive not to overlook any idea that comes to mind.
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AVOID CONFUSION AND DISORIENTATION WITH THESE TIPS
Who said you can just sit down and start writing a comic script from start to finish? Start with PAGE 1 – VINTAGE 1 and continue like this until you reach the last page.
There are those who try to create a comic book by DRAWING! The result, soon after you start, you find yourself lost, you don’t know how to go on, and you hold back as best you can a strong desire to redo some of the parts of the story you already created, because it occurred to you how you could make it better.
If you are interested in finding out how you can avoid this sad fate, read on.
NOTING AS WELL AS THINKING
First and foremost, what kind of story are you telling? How much do you know about how it starts and how it ends? Well, don’t just keep it in your head, find a piece of paper, or a screen where you can write it down.
Make sure you write down everything you know about your story before you start writing it down. This can take different forms, such as lists, tables, paragraphs, graphs, and even some drawings.
It is of utmost importance that you make sure to deposit everything that is in your head in a notebook, computer, cell phone, or whatever you prefer, in short (some brave, danger-loving souls opt for a blackboard).
It’s the only way to come up with new ideas later. Ideas take up space! With the ideas jotted down, you can then move on to the second stage, which is rereading.
With this in hand, you can start working on the rest of the story, more confident that you have a sense of where you’d like to go (or at least, where you’d like to go).
IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW TO TAKE A BREAK
You suspect, being productive is overrated, maybe, you get to work on your script regularly, you visualize the vignettes in the way you hope to carry them out later, you fill pages and pages with the actions and dialogues of each character.
Is this enough, when is it too much, is there any quality to what I’m writing, what if I rewrite some of the parts I’ve already done, how do I know when I’m done, really done?
In this way, your worries increase, as your writing pace increases, until at some point you can’t write any more, the point at which you become exhausted, intellectually and emotionally.
You’re exhausted, empty of energy and purpose, but is it really necessary to go that far? Is that the only way to take a break from working on your story? After all, why wait until you get writer’s block?
It’s very important that you take care to have times, or whole days, when you don’t allow yourself to write or work on your story – it’s almost as important as having times when you’re forced to write it! Use the time for other activities, such as practicing drawing.
A great tip is to get outside, go for a walk, you’d be surprised how much progress a story makes when you stop writing it. Once you get back to your manuscript and want to keep working, you’ll understand!
WRITE BEFORE YOU WRITE
How many scenes in your story have you written that aren’t really part of your story? That is, how many times have you sat down to write something, in the same setting as your story and with the same characters, without any purpose of the writing actually becoming part of your story?
If you haven’t, chances are you’re not ready to write your story yet. How do you participate in a marathon if you’ve never gone jogging in the park near your house? This is a clear example.
I would distrust any writer who doesn’t have at least one of these scenes written for each of the important characters in your story, free yourself, don’t think about conflict, dramatic necessity, or chronology.
Don’t worry, because you will never actually draw it, just write What ever happened when your villain went to the bakery? When did your protagonist see fireworks for the first time? What would happen if your secondary character could breathe underwater?
If you dare to give yourself the freedom to meet your characters in another context, even for a couple of scenes, when the time comes to have them act within your story, you’ll be ready to let them do whatever it is they need to do.
The freedom you give yourself is freedom you give them!
PLAN BEFORE YOU ACT
Freely group and ungroup the events of your story, if you have the beginning and the end, well, you’re already one step closer to finding out how to solve the middle part.
Basically, what I want you to do now is to ask yourself, specifically, what the beginning of that ending would be like, and the end of that beginning. Do you know the stages of your story? Especially if it’s a long story, could you group all those stages into just two or three major stages?
Could you, in the other direction, break down the sections of your story into groups of scenes? What would you say each scene does in the story, how does it help fulfill a larger purpose?
Repeat this several times, zooming in and out, and you’ll find a lot you can add to your story. Just don’t be afraid if you don’t know something! Set it aside and work on another part of the story, you can come back to it later, you’ll see it’s easier than you think.
If you’ve been working on your creative process in this way, it’s very close to the time to start writing, although the truth is that, in many ways (most of which really matter) you’ve already been writing, all this time, while you were doing these previous activities.
Warming up is also part of the sport, keep in mind, this last tip, if at some point in this whole process, you feel like drawing a comic page, maybe taken from what you’ve been working on, don’t hesitate, just do it!
As we could observe during the course of the article, it is not advisable to write your stories all at once, you have to plan, write and write.
By taking breaks, you can make the ideas flow faster, learn to take them, write down everything that comes to your mind, and that way, plus the tips received in this post, you will be able to create a really impressive story.
We hope it has been of great help, success and see you next time!