Egri L. 2007 The Art of Dramatic Writing Wildside Press
An indispensable guide to understanding drama and how it relates to human motives and motivation, this is a valuable book in the development of both scripts, and novels. Egri has a real grasp of premise, character and conflict and is quite good at showing how to use them to great effect in the construction of drama.
Seger L. 1990 Creating Unforgettable Characters Holt Paperbacks
This book is dedicated almost entirely to the perfection of character and the development of a unique voice for each character in a script. Whether it’s used as a starting point in the development of a script, or to punch up the characters in a rewrite draft, Seger’s classic text is a highly respected treatise on developing fully dimensional characters.
Talon D.S. 2002 Panel Discussions: Design in Sequential Art Storytelling Two Morrows Publishing
ISBN-10: 1893905144 ISBN-13: 978-1893905146
The struggle to tell a comics story visually requires more than a cool-looking image; it takes years of experience and a thorough understanding of the art form's visual vocabulary. Assembled in Panel Discussions is the combined knowledge of more than a dozen of the industry's top storytellers, covering all aspects of the design of comics, from pacing, story flow, and word balloon placement, to using color to convey emotion, spotting blacks, and how gutters between panels affect the story! Learn from the best, as Will Eisner, Scott Hampton, Mike Wieringo, Walter Simonson, Mike Mignola, Mark Schultz, David Mazzucchelli, Dick Giordano, Brian Stelfreeze, Mike Carlin, Chris Moeller, Mark Chiarello, and others share hard-learned lessons about the design of comics, complete with hundreds of illustrated examples. When should you tilt or overlap a panel? How can sound effects enhance the story, and when do they distract from it? What are the best ways to divide up the page to convey motion, time, action, or quiet?
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