Hey there! My name is Scott (duh) and I'm a writer, or at least, I claim to be one! A quick bit of info about me, and then on with the glamorous show of talentless wonders
I'm 23, currently unemployed (booooo), and have no writing aspirations. That is to say, I don't intend to make a career out of writing. The general themes I tend to stick to are Fantasy (magical types being my favorite), Sci-fi and to a much lesser degree, Supernatural and Romance. I tend to find I can write romance stuff, but I don't have a preference towards it.
In terms of my writing, I've jumped about a lot, but the one thing I know for sure is that I can't write anything that's particularly long. I tend to lose interest in the story, or hate my own style of writing, which often goes round in circles and leads nowhere.
I'm not very good at explaining myself, but oh well!
Some of my work can be found at:
I've decided I'm going with a bit of a blank slate here, so once I actually have some work (and not just ideas and stuff), you'll see it here
Also gonna scan through my portfolio for anything that people might want to read!
Critique Me Please
I'm currently of two minds about this piece, so I'll give a quick description of my thoughts, and then give you an example of it (the first page). I do have 3 pages in total, but as I said, I'm not really sure about it.
This is a story about a young girl named Nina who is able to use incredible necromancy, to the point where adult necromancers are quite jealous. She has a companion in the form of Gregory, a cat plushie which had a soul stuffed into it by accident (by Nina). Nina tends to make a lot of mistakes, doing unsightly things which she tries to fix and usually makes worse.
The trouble I'm having with this series is that I originally planned on having it be in the style of one page a week, with each page being its own little story. Unfortunately, as you may read, I've ended up using quite a lot of panels, and I think it might be a little cluttered. I'm tempted to switch style to a 4-koma style manga, where you use 4 panels to tell a short story/joke. I plan on doing a bit of background checking into 4-koma anyway, as I haven't really read many, but I want everyone's opinion on the current style, and whether you think I should switch or not. Here's the first page:
Panel 1 (Small Panel, third width, third length)
We see Nina, Gregory and a tombstone. Nina is holding a spade. Nina is facing the tombstone, whilst Gregory is facing Nina.
Nina - "I'm gonna summon a zombie!"
Panel 2 (Same size as 1, next to 1)
Nina starts to glow with an aura of sorts. Her eyes are now closed.
Gregory - "Do you even know who you're summoning?"
Panel 3 (Same as 1, next to 2)
The aura around Nina grows larger, and a small part of it trails towards the ground in front of the tombstone. Gregory has stepped back.
Nina - "Don't distract me Gregory. I'm doing important things."
Panel 4 (Half width, third length, below 1)
A close up on the ground beneath the tombstone. A hand is coming out of the ground. It is wrinkly and decayed, the skin around the pinky has completely come away showing purely the bone.
Panel 5 (Same as 4, next to 4)
Back to seeing all three, the zombie is now standing, his arms lifted forward in the normal style of a zombie. He is wearing a suit which is in tatters.
Nina - "See Gregory, everything is fine."
Gregory - "Right..."
Panel 6 (Same as 1, below 4)
Same as panel 5. Nina and Gregory both looked shocked.
Zombie - "So what do you two need an undead lawyer for?"
Panel 7 (Same as 1, next to 6)
Nina is holding the shovel, which is connected to the zombie's head.
Gregory - "Kill it quick!"
SFX - Thwack!
Panel 8 (Same as 1, next to 7)
The zombie is lying on the floor, and Nina is poking it with the spade.
Gregory - "Always check who you're summoning. The world doesn't need any more lawyers..."
Nina - "Yes Gregory..."
SFX - Poke
Feel free to crit the script itself.
I generally store stuff on google docs now, so here's the works I have available for viewing.
Easter Manga Forge Challenge Scripts
Easter Bunny Showdown
The Death of the Easter Bunny