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Writing plans…

Posted by Andrew Girle on September 10, 2011

Listening to a writing podcast recently, I realised that apparently there are two kinds of writers – Discovery and Outliners. I think I tend towards the outlining, in that I have notes on the plot, notes on key scenes and the eventual ending, and then fill in the blanks.

THEN in the ‘cast, they started talking about what is more important, dialogue or description. Of course, the majority of the time the dialogue is. One of the commenters, Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary fame, apparently writes his comic by doing the outline, then doing the dialogue, and finally deciding how that will block out into four frames for the daily comic strip and what needs to be drawn.

Doing the dialogue first is something I have never tried, and which I am going to have a chop at.

If any of you out there are devotees of doing this, please let me know how you came across it!


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