Thursday, September 2, 2010
Writing Advice/Writing Sea-crets from Author/Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg
Writing Sea-crets from Author/Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg
To present my book idea to a publisher I take these steps.
* First, a Thumbnail Grid is the entire 32 page book on one a sheet of paper. It's an outline and a map for the sequences of scenes.
* Second, a 32 page Storyboard brings the words and pictures together. Here starts composition, camera angles, and characters.
* Last, is a dummy, or a fake 32 page picture book in the size that you envision. The dummy contains the storyboard sketches enlarged and refined. The words are pasted in to see if they work with the art. The dummy is a good place for self-editing. How does the book's pacing sound and feel with each turn of the page when read aloud?
The Book Dummy is finished! What is the next step?