There are many ways a writer can develop both the plot and the protagonist at the same time. Creating a Hot Object for your protagonist is one of them.
How do you plan images without needing to create printer-ready artwork that might, in the end, need to be scrapped? Plotting your panels is a necessary two-step process.
There are many aspects of story that inform certain things about your character, and in turn the character informs what must happen in the story. It’s a seamless dependence, round and round – so where do you as the creator of story start? You start with what matters most: character.
There are three questions to consider before starting on your first illustrated storybook. Here’s what you should think about FIRST.
A book launch party is a great way to spread news of your book – and it gives you, the author, a sense of closure. Here’s how to make yours a success.