Storyboarding: Not An Extreme Sport But An Exercise in Extreme Patience
By Karyn Good (who’s filling in for Anne)
I did, however, want to figure out the most productive way to start my rewrite. I resisted the idea of jumping in headfirst with page one and plowing ahead. Since I’m still experimenting with what methods work best for me I thought I’d give the storyboard idea a shot. I needed to reread the first draft anyway and decided I might as well storyboard as I went along.
But I digress. After researching the storyboard idea it seemed to me the most important thing was to decide what information you needed to include on those sticky notes. I settled on the following:
Orange: Setting, Date, Time and POV character.
Green: Plot Points, Pivots, and Threads.
Was it a worthwhile use of my time and did I learn anything useful, besides my need to use smaller sticky notes?
What I would do differently?
Obviously, use smaller sticky notes.
Do you storyboard? Do you have any tips or suggestions? Couldn’t be bothered?