Tag: graphic fiction


Video / Writers Tips

A short video explaining what I have learned so far about utilising the possibilities of graphic fiction to greatest effect. Much of this I have learned through Alan Moore’s book “Writing for Comics” – a key text in understanding how to write scripts for graphic fiction, sequential art, and comics.

It is vital to recognise the strengths of the medium for which you are writing, whatever the craft, and Graphic Fiction is no exception. It cannot be compared directly to other mediums and should be treated as a literary craft in its own right.

Here’s some tips on how to do that!

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Video / Writers Tips

The first Graphic Fiction writing tip I’ve been given by my mentor, Karrie Fransman, is to count the number of words of dialogue per page in a graphic novel. Hardly any.

I am a keen believer that dialogue in scripts for screen should be used sparingly and skillfully. It seems that graphic fiction scripts take this idea even further.