This gives all the creators involved a clear idea of the story ahead, what it’s expected to look like, outline visual cues for the artists, and lay the groundwork for the epic.The idea in your head is the prologue for the story you want to tell.Rob added fields to automatically add lettering and panel numbers.

I would go on to create a number of stories over the years from the award-winning House of the Muses, which is shortly about to re-debut in a larger graphic novel format, to my current science fiction space opera series, A Deviant Mind, which was created back in 1980 but waited 30 years for its independent comics debut.

So if you’re worried that it’s too late to jump into the game, you’re wrong. Grab a pen or a tablet or jump on your computer and start writing.

I’m going to enclose some templates to give you a solid roadmap on how to write a tight script.

Explore all of these and use the final script template for your finished product, and let me know how it goes. If you need storyboards to start fleshing out your story, grab this template, along with several other script writing templates, from Template– View PDF Download Storyboard Template This document is best used by printing multiple copies for roughing out visual concepts.

(*.dotx) Click here for a TEMPLATE FOR 1997-2004 MICROSOFT WORD. The joy of open sourcing: Writers Michael Patrick Mc Mullen and Rob Marland modified my template in useful ways.

Michael made one for the Scrivener word processing program (which I highly recommend).

You, however, may feel differently, so here are his templates: Click here to download MICHAEL PATRICK MCMULLEN’S SCRIVENER TEMPLATE.

(*.scriv related files) Click here to download ROB MARLAND’S TEMPLATE WITH AUTO-NUMBERING FIELDS.

I started developing this style when I was a teenager and discovered an unpublished Howard the Duck script that one of my heroes, Steve Gerber, had uploaded to Compu Serve — this very script in fact, that a reader tracked down for me.

I modified Gerber’s format considerably, particularly under the guidance of Lee Nordling, my supportive editor at Platinum Studios, when we did Cowboys & Aliens together.

When you’re creating a story, the first challenge is collecting that one big idea in your head and laying it down in a format people can follow. I lay out my stories in blocks on Dramatica Pro 4.0, but I’ve been using that program for years. Other writers like clear outlines and templates to lay out their story from start to finish.