Saturday, February 18, 2012
Three Rules for an Intriguing Story
Here's another preview image for my graphic novel. You can read the accompanying text if you go here.
I found while I was working on the story that it had three elements that I think make for a good story:
1. A world you'd live in, if you could.
2. Characters you'd hang around with, if you could...
3. ...facing problems you'd never want to face in a million years.
Not every successful story follows these rules, of course, but whenever I see a movie trailer or read a book description that fits these criteria, I know I find myself intrigued by those elements.
We all know how hard it is to work on your own projects and come up with your own stories, so the other good thing about these rules is that, as long as you're going to go through the torture of working on your own thing, at least you'll be spending your time with characters you like and in a world you enjoy being in!