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SvenUmbra

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Writing a Series.
« on: 31 Jan 2017, 10:10 »

I've written at least one book, not published, to feel out how my need for creative output. I used to be a story teller on a few role-playing sites, so my writing style is biased based on the games I used to play, loosely. I use my own lexicon by way of naming things. I originally wrote it as a novella but after staring at it for a year, and sensing I don't really have the chops for description of scenery, I wanted to turn it into a graphic novel. The only downside is that I know -no one- capable of drawing that style. Though, some of them could just not have the time to try. So until that little demand is met, the first book will just sit on it's digital shelf, gathering digital dust until the day I have money to pay someone to draw for me.

The series is very violent and brutal. I'm stuck in the second book. I'd say I'm in the middle but that could just be me being optimistic. A friend of mine wanted me to join NaNoWriMo in an attempt to motivate me to write more but I'm just lazy.

Everyone who has ever read the first book hasn't given me much of feedback beyond the usual pat on the back and a thumbs up. I generally think they're just trying to be nice and I'd rather an unbiased opinion. So I'm reaching out to people who don't know me and have no care for my feelings. Anyone care to help an aspiring novelist/author/comic writer/failure/I don't know what I'm to be labeled as?
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Re: Writing a Series.
« Reply #1 on: 22 Mar 2017, 05:25 »

I've written at least one book, not published, to feel out how my need for creative output. I used to be a story teller on a few role-playing sites, so my writing style is biased based on the games I used to play, loosely. I use my own lexicon by way of naming things. I originally wrote it as a novella but after staring at it for a year, and sensing I don't really have the chops for description of scenery, I wanted to turn it into a graphic novel. The only downside is that I know -no one- capable of drawing that style. Though, some of them could just not have the time to try. So until that little demand is met, the first book will just sit on it's digital shelf, gathering digital dust until the day I have money to pay someone to draw for me.

The series is very violent and brutal. I'm stuck in the second book. I'd say I'm in the middle but that could just be me being optimistic. A friend of mine wanted me to join NaNoWriMo in an attempt to motivate me to write more but I'm just lazy.

Everyone who has ever read the first book hasn't given me much of feedback beyond the usual pat on the back and a thumbs up. I generally think they're just trying to be nice and I'd rather an unbiased opinion. So I'm reaching out to people who don't know me and have no care for my feelings. Anyone care to help an aspiring novelist/author/comic writer/failure/I don't know what I'm to be labeled as?

Approach a publishing house or an agent who may be looking for SCRIPTS / CONCEPTS for graphic novels.

A graphic novel is not just taking the dialogue from a book and putting it on paper, it must be scripted like a screenplay, usually with both artist and writer.
BUT publishers and agents know that few authors are fine artists, and vice versa.
Therefore they will often take on the concept and story from the author and link them with an artist they already have on their books.

There are a lot of specialised resource books out there for this kind of thing,
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alan-Moores-Writing-Comics-1/dp/1592910122/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4ZA4T082NWQ0SES0DVR3

as well as some groovy blogs...
https://timstout.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/graphic-novel-script-format/

As with all writing, the only way to do it... is to do it!

(And good luck with it!)
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