‘WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THE PHRASE ‘GRAPHIC NOVEL?’ Spiderman? Batman? Those Garfield strips at the back of the paper? A stick figure with a speech bubble? All of the above? Fair enough. You aren’t alone. Until about three years ago, I’d have thought the same – even though I spent my childhood…
I think I speak for about 95% of my generation when I say: “There’s so much stuff I want to do, but I just can’t bring myself to start doing it.”
So, how do you start? A shocking revelation? A snappy conversation? Some stunning imagery? Or a simple thought or action from your protagonist? There are so many ways, but some will be more effective than others – it all depends on what story you want to tell.
DRUGGAN are sky nomads. Living primarily in tribes scattered throughout the gulf of the great storm front. They are primarily seen as pirates and marauders of the sky. However fringe human cities and towns have been known to trade with certain tribes. DRUGGAN are widely seen as monstrous creatures by inner cities and are rarely seen on human ships or docking struts.
England. Planet Earth. A galaxy far too close for comfort. Five-year-old Mark goes to watch Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace with his dad and brother. Dad falls asleep over the next two hours of forced dialogue, stiff acting and clunky visuals. Five-year-old Mark is enraptured and pledges to write his own chronicles of…
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Humans are the main inhabitants of the central sky cities. They are considered to be middle class, in relation to the ruling class of VALADAEN and lower KOSHAN slaves.
Micro-classes are common with humans, as their society is based on acquisition and personal wealth.
KOSHAN are slaves. Born into servitude they are considered to be almost worthless. Humans use the KOSHAN to service the many engine and service ducts that form the lifeblood of the cities and airships of the sky.
Everyone loves a great villain; someone who poses a strong physical threat… or can spread unrest through words alone… or is genuinely funny and enjoyable to read or watch.