A couple of weeks ago I posted my budding storyboard.
Storyboards by their very nature are cumbersome. I remember years ago my idol, Barbara Parker, gave a talk on creating a storyboard. She said she had taped all her story notes all over her kitchen cabinets. I like the picture of that, but I suspect Steve wouldn’t.
I started the current one on a poster board like the kids use. Semi-portable, except the stickies fall off unless they are secured with a bit of tape. Previously, I’ve used my bulletin board. Not so portable. Once I taped it all on the back of the door. Not portable at all. The last novel I used a table in MS Word for my Storyboard. Portable but cumbersome to reorganize or access in the middle of a thought.
I sat next to Rick Wymer during the Florida MWA meeting in March. At SleuthFest 2014, he attended a session by Chris Kling about the Scrivener content-generation tool for writers. I had heard about it previously and had a total misconception about it features and benefits, thinking it forced the writer into a certain format. Au contraire. I was sadly uninformed.
The software was originally developed for MAC, and while the PC version isn’t as powerful, recently major refinements were made to it. (Hey, I have a MAC!) He also mentioned the reasonable cost—by then I was thinking $LOTS—but the MAC version is $45.
His enthusiasm was contagious. I went home and downloaded the trial from Literature and Latte. The nice folks provide a thirty-day full-access version (thirty contact days, not calendar days). I saw something on the site that alerted me to buy from the Apple App Store for convenient updates, so that is what I did just two days later. I started one file for my miscellaneous writing, which includes my blog posts and book reviews.
Anybody need a fresh, hardly ever used storyboard?