Entrails, Vampires and Vixens: Make My Novel Graphic, Please!
PANEL 1. TRANSITION... overwritten tome sliced ruthlessly down to sleekly plotted 100-page graphic novel. (SFX: Sssssnik!)
I may regret this, but I have committed to writing a comic book/graphic novel script in 30 days. In the past 48 hours, I have read up on formatting, time shifts, thought bubbles, captions and sound effects. I also bought a couple of graphic novels to support me in this endeavor.
Oof! I didn't remember that the word 'graphic' meant like as in 'graphic content'!
This whirlwind education is the tiniest portion of what I need to know. I will probably NOT be the genre's next Phil Hester. But I am diving in, anyway. Why?
Because in one day, I have condensed 2500 words down to 1000 and figured out that I need to cut out the first scene, put in a new exciting scene in the first chapter, and dispense with explaining everything. I've revved up my dialog, promoted one plot point and demoted another. Woo-hoo!
I am enthralled. My guts are wrung with joy. This is the best rewriting device EVER.
Prompt: Dust off that novel, and make it a comic book!