Day 57: Storyboarding

I’ve been writing this blog now for around 5 months, so tonight I thought it might be fun to look back at some of my earlier posts. In doing so, I saw that this blog really has been a journal of my writing experience and I’d like to thank everyone who is, and has been a part of that. And, after reading some of my 125+ posts, I decided it’d be fun to resurrect some of them as reblogs. So here’s the first of those, a post I wrote in mid-April about how to storyboard your novel. Enjoy and have a good night, everyone.

the writing blues

Alright! Finally got down to some storyboarding. As you can see, I still have a lot to fill in but – I started! And it feels good. Helped me to start to see the whole of the story in a way an outline never can. Here is a picture of the start.


Once I get it filled up – or mostly filled – I’ll look at the flow and then start organizing my work in Scrivener to match. Then it’ll be easier for me to keep writing in sequence.

Here’s another great explanation of how to storyboard a novel. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend you do. And it’s good for any type of writing really, not just fiction. I’m using words in my “cards” right now, but of course you can storyboard the “traditional” way too, using drawings.

Storyboarding can be a killer idea –…

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I'm a writer working on a YA dystopian novel and blogging on my progress - or lack thereof - and other cool writing stuff.
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3 Responses to Day 57: Storyboarding

  1. Deb Marshall says:

    Hey! Happy writing to you too. And very glad you a doing a look back. I keep trying to find time to go back and read posts I have missed…you’re doing it for us so ‘preciate it! Off to check out those links. Need to storyboard an old wip, tried reading through the notes and like you say, it is hard to picture the whole thing.

  2. thewritingblues says:

    Thanks! I thought the look back was fun, although a lot of my earlier posts were more journal-types. Still, people might find those struggles helpful: they’re not the only ones struggling.
    I think it’s time to storyboard my novel again too, now that I’ve had my little breakthrough. It’s interesting how it’s a little different from the index card method, isn’t it? This is fun! :)

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