Planning Comic Chapters/PagesStep One: The Main EventPlanning Comic Chapters/Pages by ~inubasket
The very first thing I do when it comes to planning a chapter is deciding what the MAIN EVENT of the chapter will be. The "main event" does not have to be the climax of the chapter, or even the main focus of the chapter. The "main event," in my opinion, means the most significant event. As in, an event that will probably result in something else happening several chapters down the road. Or even simply the event that the rest of the chapter leads up to.
Chapter Five: Prom Night.
The main characters shop for dresses and feel nervous about their upcoming prom. The last half of the chapter will be the actual prom.
In this case, all of Chapter Five wouldn't be just about prom. I could easily stick several other unrelated events in Chapter Five as well, but the main event would be prom.
Step Two: The Other Ideas.
Once I have the main event out of the way, I list out all the other things I want to happen in the chapter. This list includes
Ugly People's Club Part 3Ring-ring!Ugly People's Club Part 3 by ~inubasket
Final bell. Just like that morning on the bus, Lesley waited until all of her classmates had left before trotting out the door and down the hallway. The pregnant teacher had told her room 115 was the detention hall, and that she needed to report their immediately after her last class.
Even though she’d never had detention and was mortified for getting it on her first day of high school, she was a little relieved of the timing. No one ever got detention on their first day of school, right? So hopefully she’d be all alone. After the 45 minutes were up, which she’d spend doing all the paperwork required on first days of school, she’d call her mom and pretend that she’d stayed after with Erica to explore.
Simple enough plan, right?
She knocked softly on the closed door, not sure whether that was required or not, and opened it just enough to stick her head through.
She opened the door all the way and stepped insi