Let me know if you three definitely decide you want to receive the honor and glory that comes from this tournament.
"It is not the critic who counts....The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly.... and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
I'm going to be writing an X-Men story about Cyclops and Emma, and how they've been driven apart by what happened during AVX. There's also going to be some flashbacks where I retcon some little things from the distant past, and a side plot involving Colossus being pursued by the Avengers.
It's primarily a story about Cyclops coming to terms and being confronted with all the things that he's done over the past few years, but I'm hoping that it ties together somehow.
I am going to open up a thread in about a week for you guys to talk about what stories you want to tell, the characters in them, and what tone we might expect (action, drama, comedy, thriller?). So, be thinking about your ideas!
Action oriented books might be even more difficult in this format than dialogue heavy ones, just because of the page minimums.
The frame by frame style of script would help, but short of very detailed descriptions of the art, there are probably going to be some solid "issues" that fail to make the 8 page mark. Just my 2cents on the matter, maybe a "soft limit" at the minimum? (ie: if it is a full issue, why punish people for concision?) Not a big deal for me, I'm trying to figure out how to write some action in...
I can see action scenes taking up more space than other things in a script actually - especially if you use the method described above.
I'm not going to be very strict on maximum pages (As long as it doesn't go over a reasonable amount, and please, be kind to the judges), but the minimum has to be at least 6-8 pages. I can't see anyone going any lower than that and it not affecting the writing.
Look at the examples I've given already. If I was using Word, I'd personally use single place for the prose sections, double space for character name, and then single space for dialogue so I could have more space - but that's just me. I use Final Draft though and it automatically edits everything for me. You can get a 30 day free trial demo if you want to try it out (it only lets you write up to 15 pages for the demo, but that shouldn't be a problem).
I know a lot of stuff is still up in the air, but I'm trying to budget my time with school/work stuff, when is the earliest that a full proposal of my idea would be due? not trying to get a solid date or anything, just sort of wondering how urgent getting all the threads I've got going on in my head together is.
Also, I agree, less than 6-8 pages will hurt the writing, I was just wondering about more action oriented stuff. I'll admit, I don't have a lot of experience with writing, but save a full description of panel-by-panel art, I don't see how action oriented stuff would be longer than dialogue, but this could be an entire misconception on my part, haha