From IDEA to OUTLINE
This was wonderful to read! I struggle with writing proper stories so it was helpful to see how this series came about and how you outlined the story. I am 100% going to buy the books! Looking forward to the next section! Thank you!
Thanks for sharing your process. I love how you brought squirrel back. I'll have to go back and see which of my old characters could play a new role.
I love reading writers' creative process, this was great! Do you find graphic novel outlines need to be more detailed than for a regular novel?
I appreciate your comments about the helpfulness of creating an outline as a way to avoid wasting time. I think this is great advice for all creative pursuits! FYI, I landed here because I noticed your comment on Debbie Ohi's recent post. I recognized your "face", having read Bird & Squirrel last week with children I was babysitting. Both of the kids (ages 5 and 7) laughed all the way through it. The precocious 7-year-old, who is working on her own graphic novel, wanted to read it to me aloud because your drawings inspire her! I was pleased that you chose some challenging vocabulary words to tell your story. Books for young readers often do not.