gokaren

anonymous asked:

Hi! You are a wonderful artist and your webcomic is awesome! If you have a moment could you tell me how you plan your story? Or how much of it is improvisation? Your story got me hooked up so easily - please tell me your secret ;)

Hello!

Sorry it took me so long to answer this, but I had to find a list of books first.

So, first to mention, I did know NOTHING about writing a script when I started working on my comic. Writing and making plot decisions was unbearably hard for me, and I asked one of my friends about story making, bc she did a small book for children and I assumed she knows something I don’t know. And she told me that there’re actual rules and tropes in storytelling which can make your story logical, interesting and entertaining. And I gathered some books about writing, so everything I know I know from them, these are my secret:

Francis Glebas: directing the story professionally

Stephen King: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Renni Browne: Self-Editing for Fiction Writing

Sol Stein: Stein on Writing

Writing Fiction for Dummies

Les Edgerton: Hooked, Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go

Karen Sullivan: Ideas for the Animated Short 

Alexander Mackendrick: On Film-making

(Yeah, I’ve read them all. Yeah, just to make up one dammit script)

Rn I have an overall plot and like the main stuff that happens in chapters, and details on every page are improvised. Sometimes I make notes if I have ideas for future chapters and use them later.