Breaking into Writing

A good column over at Comic Book Resources from Steven Grant.

Assuming you’ve mastered basic skills of grammar, punctuation and style, and you’ve researched the functions of dialogue, plotting and story (you don’t need to study comics specifically for this, and it’s perhaps better if you don’t; most libraries have sections on writing for theater, TV, etc., and you can learn a lot from reading those books as well as plays, screenplays, etc.), there are a few ways in. None of them are easy, none guaranteed.

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Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.