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So in November I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and successfully completed the rough draft of my first novel, which needs a lot of editing, but which I am overall very happy with.

This month is Script Frenzy, a similar challenge where you are supposed to write 100 page script in 30 days.  I'm writing a series of short comics scripts featuring my OC characters that I've been posting on here.

Unfortunately I've run in to some snags!  It's day 9 and so I should have about 30 pages done, and I don't.  I have 8.  I've run into three problems.

1) It's more difficult than I thought getting used to writing in comics script format.  I'm using the full script style that Peter David describes in his book Writing For Comics and Graphic Novels.  I don't know how much of an industry standard that style is, but I like it because it gives me the writer control over what happens when and how while still leaving enough up to the artist (assuming there will ever be one) to allow them creativity, but gives them something to go off of.  I think this problem will go away as I get used to writing a script instead of writing prose.  I just need to adjust to thinking about panels, dialogue balloons and what fits on a page.

2) I'm lacking ideas on just what to have my characters do.  I love my characters and I really want to start developing them, but I don't know what kind of conflicts to put each through.

3) I'm overall lacking motivation.

I could use everybody's help on these things.  If anybody has written comics scripts before and has pointers for me, please let me know.  And if anybody has some cool or funny plot point ideas for any of my OC characters that you don't mind suggesting for my use, I am officially open to ideas.  But most of all, I need the motivation to work and try to write about 5 pages a day (what I'd truthfully have to do to catch up) So if anyone just wants to drop in and post their interest and their support, I think that would help most of all.  Knowing there's a potential audience who might think my stories are cool makes me much more willing to put the work in to write than thinking I'm just writing for myself.

Thanks to everyone and anyone.

God Bless,


Ryan J. Atwood
United States
Let me start out by saying this. I'm not cool. I gave up on being cool years ago. Being cool has so many rules. You have to dress a certain way, act a certain way, listen to the right music, watch the right movies, hang out with the right people. Forget it! Too restricting. I'm a geek, and proud of it. I dress in Star Wars and comic book costumes, collect comics, sing karaoke, watch silent movies, listen to Rockabilly, and actually go to church because I want to, and you know, what? I have so much more fun being a geek, you can keep cool. I don't want it.

Current Residence: Idaho Falls, ID
Favourite genre of music: Original Rock & Roll, Swing & Jazz, Blues, 80\'s Hair-Metal, classical, and worship
Favourite photographer: William Gottlieb, O. Winston Link, Jimmy Olsen & Peter Parker
Favourite style of art: Comic book inspired
Operating System: I use Windows
MP3 player of choice: I have a little 512 mg SanDisk
Shell of choice: um Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever I\'m in the mood for
Skin of choice: Potato
Favourite cartoon character: Donald Duck, Cecil Turtle, Screwball Squirrel, Bender Bending Rodriguez, Peter Lorre


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