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A Short List of Writing Tips

Banes at 12:00AM, April 11, 2019
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I watched a great series of interview clips with a writer/producer/teacher named Dr. Ken Atchity on the Film Courage channel. He talks about screenwriting, and productive creativity in general. Great interviews from a guy who I find quite inspiring, and in a down-to-earth kind of way.

Here's a short list he rattled off that causes books to be denied for development - it's a powerful list that I thought would serve any writer - including a webcomic writer - when evaluating their stories and stories-in-progress.

Here's the list of common reasons stories are not accepted:


- It's unclear who the Protagonist is

- The Antagonist is not strong enough

- Too many characters

- Unclear what's important and what isn't

- Too repetitive

- In the dialogue, all the characters sound the same

- Not a big enough audience out there for the material



I found this to be quite instructive. There are other reasons a story might not be working - and some of these don't apply to prose, or comics so much. Interesting food for thought, though!

Have a good day!


The interviews in question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7yr-za_Meo&list=PLez8jOvskc-PlZAo7ag9wp3S4arNJMJot

Full interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGVVXVdIMyo


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