>tfw can't draw to save my life but I can come up with some pretty bomb ass stories
Any artists working on a comic and want to team up with a writer ;_;
Can we talk about writing? I don't think we talk about it enough here.
Can you also write those bomb ass ideas? Have you written and finished an actual story? Because almost everyone who reads or watches movies thinks they have these "great ideas". The question is, can. you. write?
Don't be discouraged if the answer is no. I'm a writer working with an artist in a webcomic and I learned what I know by starting without realizing how much hard work it actually takes to write. Its more about execution and implementation of the idea and less about coming up with the idea. Its not the same as brainstorming.
I'm not saying you have no great ideas and perhaps you are a skilled writer but I just thought this is a subject we should talk about in general. Writing takes work and practice, and an illustrator should require examples and evidence of skill and productivity from the writer, not just ideas.
That feel when I have all kinds of ideas for stories and settings but I have a crippling fear of writing it down because I know that once I see it written I will realize how retarded they all are so I rather just keep them as ideas in my head.
So much this.
Before even thinking about getting someone else involved in your project, you need to be confident that your writing is worth somebody else reading.
Practice short stories, doll them out to whoever to get feedback, rinse and repeat until people start having positive reactions from your stuff. Then start attempting to get an artist.
It really depends on the story you're writing about. Someti.es you can say a lot by just casually mentioning things in the background.
I'll agree writing like Tolkien can be a pain sometimes.
Some writers describe the scenery right of the bat and casually drop a few things the reader should focus on to basically transition to the next scene. If you're not careful though it will be noticeable and come off tacky.
The best writing advice I ever got was from a friend of mine a few years ago, and its going to sound dumb, but I promise you it has improved my writing by leaps and bounds.
Try playing D&D, and if you already do, write a short, one or two night campaign.
It will force you to try and anticipate possible actions of your characters from the perspective of people other than yourself and will make you think on the fly to compensate if someone tries to take it off the rails.
You'll train your brain to think off the beaten path of a predictable storyline and get into the habit of wrapping up loose ends and/or leaving them open purposefully to be revisited later.
I shit you not, buy some dice.
>Any second idiot thinks he can write, if you want someone to draw for you, pay him.
If you're really confident in your ideas, you should make an investment and pay an artist.
Even if it's the best thing ever, how are you going to get an audience? Just spam it everywhere? Not to mention the fact that people aren't going to pay for something that they've never heard of, written by a nobody. Would you?