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Psychomud
post Jun 22 2007, 08:21 PM
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Is there such a thing (other than the various word-processing softwares)?

I have seen some software geared to movie script writing (uses formatting for movie scripts) - but nothing for comics.

I ask cause a friend of mine like to write (I draw) - and I am trying to pass him info to him to get him to write SOMETHING for me to illustrate.


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Tim Tilley
post Jun 27 2007, 08:55 PM
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Well there isn't any specific comic book writing software, that's because there is no one way to write a comic script.
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post Jun 27 2007, 09:46 PM
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Yeah - the closest thing I could find so far is Final Draft Pro. Ya know - I'm a computer guy - maybe I could hip up something to aid writers with layouts and what not. Who knows?


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post Jun 28 2007, 04:50 AM
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Fimal Draft has various options for script writing, I am sure that a general selection would work. I have seen some comic writers use movie slugs... those things that look like this..


Panel One :

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Spider-Man swings by Robbie Robertson's office, Robbie waves hi.


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post Jun 28 2007, 02:33 PM
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writer's blocks 3 cool program and aorund $100.00
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post Jul 10 2007, 02:00 PM
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WOW!!


http://www.celtx.com/


Free! I use it
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post Oct 16 2007, 12:27 PM
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There's a new update out... the program is even better!
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post Dec 28 2008, 05:08 PM
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Movie Magic Screenwriter has formats specificly for comic books. We are at Comic Con in San Diego every year. In full disclosure, I work for the company. Screenwriter has 2 formats shipped and one for Dark Horse submissions that is available for download.

http://www.screenplay.com


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post Dec 29 2008, 04:34 PM
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I doubt this will help anybody, but the stuff I'm writing for myself I write out longhand, and then enter in a standard word processor according to how I'm telling myself that particular story. Some of it is scripted, some of it is page-plot, most of it is a combination. That's just how my mind works.
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post Nov 5 2009, 11:01 PM
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I love Celtx, I think it's amazing and I use it for all of my writing.

My only complaint is that I wish I could save it as a .doc file but other than that I love it!
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post Nov 6 2009, 09:03 AM
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I've been using Scrivener. It's Mac only though.
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.html


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post Nov 6 2009, 09:25 PM
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I've used several programs, including Celtx and Movie Magic Screenwriter...but I love Final Draft. I set up my own personalized template and it's quick, easy, and my scripts look the same each and every time with lots of options for saving and such. Can't beat it IMO.


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post Nov 7 2009, 09:11 AM
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Why not try to hire a writer instead of having a software that does automated writing.
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post Mar 12 2010, 04:28 PM
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Software doesn't automatically write stories for you...Products like we have been referring to are formatters, they take care of the formatting of the scripts so that the writer doesn't need to worry about it and just concentrates on the story.

You can see a promo video at http://www.writingcomicscripts.com/


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