In Order to Catch a Story, You have to Think Like a Writer
The first thing I’m doing right now is reading over the novel that was in the process of editing. Not making notes or anything like that. Just reading. I really like the story and I’m finding myself getting very drawn in to it. But as I do, I begin second-guessing myself.
“Is this really good or do I just think that because I love my dad and I would think that anything he wrote was good?”
“No, he’s written some bad stories before and I’ve recognised them as such”
“What if I can’t recognise bad writing?”
“What if I’m not as good at writing as he was?”
But then the story grabs me again and I put the worries aside as I read.
Like my dad, I’ve always loved to tell stories, however, I chose a different way to tell them. I chose sequential art as my storytelling medium. Now I need to put aside the artwork and begin to think more like a writer. In the end, I’m sure that this will also help me in my work. Think like a writer and catch the story.