Storycraft For Comics

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If you’re here looking for The Working Writer’s Storycraft for Comics: Story Discovery and Structure for Building a Bigger Fan Base—go ahead and hit this little blue buy button.


Don’t let the electronic format fool you—this guide is worth every penny (people have already told me,  a lot more). << Digital purchase gets a discount off future print release. See below.>>

A $20 investment in yourself (and career) is a small drop in the bucket for the information, insight, and advice within this guide. You won’t be disappointed with your money spent.

If you’re here because you heard about or saw the book somewhere, but don’t know much about it, here’s the scoop…

This digital download PDF is broken up into a number of sections that reflect the natural progression of Discovering, Developing and Outlining a genuine story.

Storycraft for Comics discusses:

  • Understanding the process of creating a comic story AND your own personal goals for the story.
  • Where and how to begin developing a new story.
  • Key story elements and working through the discovery process.
  • A super-human, super-strength, 24 point outline for developing a genuine, rock-solid story THAT WILL build your fan base.
  • Format-specific considerations including a special simplified outline for one-shot comics and smaller stories.
  • Extra stuff like how to come up with names, what’s in a story bible and more.

The Working Writer’s Storycraft for Comics: Story Discovery and Structure for Building a Bigger Fan Base is a 145 page, all text PDF, assembled with design and layout in-mind.

Within the book, I focus on bringing one of my own concepts to life, from a meager initial vision to final outline. Beta-readers called this an “over-the-shoulder, one-on-one approach” to teaching (one they loved).


If you’re interested in writing comics professionally, I don’t know ANY books anywhere that give you more information, better information, or better prepare you for the task, than these two books. There are a few good books on creating comics on the market, but none of them are  as laser focused on writing as these two.  Storycraft and the Guide to Comics DON’T meander, they’re NOT vague and they don’t talk about art execution, comic history, publishing, or any other part of the industry. These books are 100% writing. Real world, well organized, easy to absorb and execute information to write professional level comic scripts—period.

Storycraft for Comics—everything you need to know to discover and outline your story.

Guide to Comics and Graphic Novels—everything you need to know to take your outline to successful script.


There will also be a discount for owners of the digital copy who wish to buy the printed version (if/when that shows up—no plans for it at the moment).

And of course, your purchase helps support the writing-craft page here on my site. Keeping not only the  support and Q&A for Storycraft for Comics, but all the content on the site, free for everyone—with new material added on a regular basis (which between me and you takes a hell of a lot of time).


SAMPLE PAGES

Want to know exactly what you’re getting with the digital download? Here’s a sample PDF of three randomly selected pages from the book.

Storycraft Samples Pages

OK, that’s Storycraft for Comics in a nutshell.

Stop procrastinating, scroll back up and click that buy button.

You can send me a thank you email later.


QUESTIONS

Q: Is “Storycraft for Comics” available in print too?
A: No. When I released the first book, lots of folks, especially folks outside the U.S. asked for digital. If the digital version finds an audience and sells well, I’ll do a print run. As I mentioned anyone buying the digital, will get a substantial discount off the print copy if/when it runs.

Q: Is the book genre specific—is it geared only toward an action focused superhero comic?
A: Not at all. Storycraft for Comics covers the fundamentals of story discovery, developing your idea into a genuine story and outlining through 24 key plot points. You can (and I have) used this approach for any genre: from superhero to sci-fi to romantic comedy to psychological thriller. In fact, that’s one of the secrets about Storycraft for Comics, it can actually be applied to any genre in any medium (novel, screenplay, comic, graphic novel, etc.).


REVIEWS

story Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 10 reviews
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Some great tips here!

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5 5 1
Picked up a digital copy of Nick's Storycraft for Comics. Really helped bring some polish to our scripts. Nick is a great writer. Big thanks for sharing this with us!

Beneficial!

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5 5 1
Very informational book created for people that has little to no knowledge of crafting a story. The strcucture format was superb, and the story sample was actually a page turner. Great book that many people can benefit from!

So glad I bought this title!

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5 5 1
I’m a novelist that enjoys a good story more than anything else. I knew from decades of reading comics that a good well thought out story was essential, but I didn’t know how to apply years of writing novels to writing a comic script. You would think that writing a comic is similar to writing a film or tv script, and while that’s correct in some ways, getting it wrong - the wrong way - will result in wasted effort, a poor story as well as time and money. This book teaches you how to think about story + images and how they relate to a great story. I am so glad I found this book.

Unblock your brain and find your voice!

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5 5 1
Nick's professional writing voice is akin to reading a book written by an older brother. The one that cuts the fluff and tells you what you need to know! Storycraft for Comics breaks down all the walls that come with the writing creation process and puts them in a light that even the most novice writers can understand and utilize. A must have for anyone trying to get the most out of their imagination!

A Great Resource

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5 5 1
Nick's book on the outlining and story crafting process has been a great tool for me. Just reading through it once has helped me get unstuck in a story I'd given up on. Something I plan to reference every time I begin planning a new story.

The Creative Process, Revealed!

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5 5 1
Storycraft for Comics is like taking a peek behind the curtain at your favorite play or film studio. You get to see how it all works! Nick's latest book will teach you how to develop the seed of an idea into a fully realized outline, with practical advice and first hand examples along the way. It is a truly unique guide into the creative process! If you've ever struggled to bring your story ideas to life on the page, than Storycraft is for you!

Check out this book!

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5 5 1
To all serious comic book writers and artists trying to get into the industry... Characterization and structure in storytelling is essential in our field in all aspects of the creative process... To know how to tell a story and how to structure a story is pivotal to the creation process... Knowledge is power... If you are serious about this medium...in any capacity... Check out STORYCRAFT by Nick Macari, a nuts and bolts, straight forward guide to the aspects of comic book storytelling...period.
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