If you have some let me know.
dont. episode is suppouse to work like a movie not a book. i can see he is hot dont give 50 lines tellng me he is.
i do write books and when i write places i find a picture online and describe that
Look at one feature on one character, and describe the hell out of it. Blue eyes. Psh.
His heavenly blue green eyes sparkled in the sun. His long, flowing hair blew gently in the passing winds.
(This was a parody. I use Episode b/c I suck at describing things. Take my advice at your own caution).
That’s really good, no offence but I feel like I’m talking to my fricking English language teacher
The irony is, I’m not great in English class.
I can’t write essays…
I can be creative but the catch is when I want to be so as soon as they throw down a language exam then oof. However I’m decent at PEADs (if you know what that is) basically essays on poems in English literature…
There’s nothing wrong with a little narration even though episode can work like a movie
When I’m writing episodes it’s like suddenly you get a flow of inspiration and creativity and I’m away but it’s just to get into that flow
I dont have anything against people descrbing somethings. but some people describe what is happening like it was a book and has more narration than actually action.
with episode its suppouse to be show not tell
I agree that some narrative can be good but over the top can get a bit too much. Like yeah describe a guys eyes and his sent e.t.c.
It’s when it gets to the point of:
Action on screen: character sits down and smiles
Narrator: the character sat down and is now happy.
Like it can be over used or just completely not helpful but on the other hand if you use it right it can be good.
Well, I think you should describe the things that a simple overlay or an animation can’t describe like a feeling. For example, “My flesh compressed and jumped off my bones, leaving me more vulnerable than before” to me is more interesting that just seeing talk_afraid. Also, if you want to highlight a specific character feature, describing is very engaging (note that it’s not saying “she was hotter than the sun” or “his abs were jawbreakers;” it’s saying something specific that makes them hot or memorable). For example, “Her hair met her skin like grass met the horizon in a sunset.” Finally, if you want to emphasize your theme, you should use descriptions. For example, “It only takes one weak link to break a steel chain in half” emphasizes the theme that we can all break just in different situations. Descriptions have great power, and I think they are underrated or taken as lazy but that’s just cause with great power comes great responsibility.
even though episode is visual storytelling, i think good narration that describes what the character is experiencing can be a good suppliment along with the visual aspects. as someone else said, you dont need to describe the characters looks or what the reader can already see. but i think it helps to have other things described sometimes, i like to think of the senses. taste, touch, smell, sight, hearing. what senses is the character feeling in that scene? dont describle what the reader already sees, but describle more of what the characters are feeling (emotionally or some cases physically) or what theyre experiencing that you cant see on screen. for example if theyre at a carnival and you want to enhance the scene, maybe youd say “the scent of elephant ears and cotton candy ticked my nose” or something.
if youre describing a characters personality, try your best to incorperate the characters personality INTO the story rather than telling it. ask yourself “how can i SHOW this character is stubborn?” rather than just saying “shes a stubborn girl” maybe youd write a scene where the character is arguing and wont compromise.
I am writing a book. So I was wondering if you had tips. But for episode too maybe.
Thanks! That’s great!
Use your senses.
- What can your see?
- What can you hear?
- What can you feel?
- What can you smell?
- What can you taste? If applicable.
About describing stuff. well like i said find a picture to look.
also make sure you have the entire plot wirttin down first. i always write my book two times. one time with out caring much about details where it just about plot. also not most of charaters dont have names i just name them after a charatere i want them to be like.
then before doing the real book make sure you have evrythong in order. i have a charatere sheet i can send you i use it to put as much details as i can. though i often dont answaer a lot of them.
Can you send out to me?