To Do for Week 8: Storyboarding

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Inside

T 10/8

  • Week 7 Blog Post Due: Camille Germain

  • Quiz 7: Evan S. Connell, Mrs. Bridge (whole thing)

Th 10/10

  • Discussion /Have Read: my blog post “Novels to Stories, Stories to Novel,” Evan S. Connell’s short story “The Beau Monde of Mrs. Bridge” and Cathy Day’s extracted short story “Etiquette Lessons.”

  • Weekly Words #7, due by Sunday, 10/13 at 5 PM. Focus: If you want, you can turn in nothing but plot points this week. This will be really helpful if you’re a plotter. If you’re a pantser, you’ll start doing it and hate it. If so, stop.

Outside

We took a writing break last week inside the fishbowl. So if you took one, too, don’t worry. We did this because we’re gearing up for the big project/paper for this class, the reverse storyboard project.

This week we’re talking about the idea of storyboarding, contriving a way to take books out of our computers so that we can see them in one fell swoop.

Do this: Google “novel storyboard” and look at all the images. Here’s what I get. 

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Reverse storyboarding is a process you use on a book you admire or want to learn from.

Forward storyboarding (or just plain storyboarding) is a process you use on your own work-in-progress.

Further Reading

How to reverse storyboard, including a picture of the storyboard Rebecca Skloot created for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

About reverse storyboarding Mrs. Bridge.

Assignment:

Either spend some time reverse storyboarding a book or forward storyboarding your own.