Storyboarding is one of my favorite parts of the writing process. It’s a time when you can let your mind run free and explore the possibilities of your new idea without the pressure of getting down the details.
Writers often work against their brain in the pre-writing stage, causing themselves unnecessary headache later on. Preparation is paramount to good writing.
I prefer the visual format of the storyboard and think it works better with right brain thinking. The right brain wants to think in pictures and diagrams, and the format for storyboarding provides an easy and enjoyable access to the needed information.
Storyboarding is also an invaluable tool in freeze-framing your ideas for future reference. We’ve all experienced the dilemma where we have a brilliant idea for a new project, but are unable to fit it into our current schedule. Freeze-framing is the answer to that problem.
I’m in the process of completing my fourth storyboard this week. With Nano right around the corner, it only makes sense to be prepared.
Good luck this week with your storyboards. Write me if you have any questions or to share your successes.