Contradictions indicative of Poor Visualization – TIP

As I’ve noted before, visual writing is key to good comic writing.

No script is error free, but when I see a script that has multiple instances where the writer contradicts himself, I know the writer isn’t paying attention or doesn’t have a strong visual image in his mind, or both.

For example:
If the writer calls for a character in silhouette, then details the characters clothes, “…a worn shirt speckled with blood.”

or, if the description reads “Joe is walking away with his back towards the camera, a look of disgust on his face.

Always think visually… and pay attention to your details.

About the Author —
Nick Macari is a full-time freelance story consultant, developmental editor and writer, working primarily in the independent gaming and comic markets. His first published comic appeared on shelves via Diamond in the late 90’s. Today you can find his comic work on comixology, amazon and in select stores around the U.S.  Visit for social media contacts and news on his latest releases.