Monday, April 09, 2007

Characters



First, I wrote over 500 words Sunday - not much, but better than nothing. You people have put me in a quandry. I had no scenes linking those two excerpts, so now I'm busy filling. Hmmmm. Meanwhile, here's what the The Devil You Know storyboard looks like.

You can also tell because of Bubba (who is not a small cat) how big it is. I not only use pictures of actors/actresses, but also images to describe my character. For instance, on "Nathan's" side is a photo of a man in a chair smoking a pipe. Actors are good because then you can find pictures that often "go" with your story, like George Clooney running from the exploding car in the movie "Peacemaker". Now, Nathan was in the car, not running from it, but it still fits. I have a lot more "image" pictures on Maddie's side (played by Kimberlin Brown) because finding pictures of her I like was hard to do, but I have enough. I also have houseplans of the various homes, plus a store, etc. I do this to keep myself from going the wrong way - you know, turning left to the bedrooms instead of to the right. Obviously, I'm not finished with it yet. I've changed the secondary character of Travis, so will have to fix that on the board and the cover (which I showed here). A cover, if you don't remember, is what is used for traveling, small enough to fit into a laptop case, for example.

More below.

10 comments:

Brandy said...

Looks very complicated but also great for your story and even motivations. Great job!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Very cool. I love doing storyboards, too!

Tori Lennox said...

I've never done a storyboard. Maybe I should try it sometime. Could be fun. :)

Devon Ellington said...

Glad you're writing! 500 words is great -- two pages! Keep at it.

Marty said...

I've got one started on my corkborad for the paranormals. Still looking for things to add. I also go so far as to peruse furniture and clothing catalogs--it helps me differentiate all the personalities to know their taste. Nice job--congrats on the 500 words!

Toni Anderson said...

I love this stage. I could do it forever :)

Susan said...

Woo hoo, you're writing again! And 500 words are 500 words more than you had on Saturday. You did a great job! I recognize a few of the people on your storyboard from soaps.

catslady said...

As a non-writer it seems a little strange but whatever works for you to keep writing is a good thing :)

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the 500 words. Your storyboard looks great. Way to go, Bailey!

Melissa said...

Very cool looking Bailey! I may try it one of these days. I know Jenny Crusie swears by collaging! Hope the words are flowing.