I’ve found that I don’t have one particular way that I “storyboard” my ideas. I’ve scrippled notes on scrap pieces of paper, used the Stickies app on my Mac, scrawled on a whiteboard, and written ideas on my phone. Though, the later generally means it’s mixed in with the shopping list; bread, coffee, soul-sucking alien who takes over the world, orange juice, toilet paper.
At the moment, I’ve decided to stick palm cards all over my bedroom wall. Even though my bedroom now looks like a bullpen out of a crime drama television series, it’s working for me. I’m tired of seeing and hearing all these rules about how to write. Who makes these rules? Is there a big, mean man who’ll break down my door if I break one of these rules? (Oooohhh, I’m shaking in my boots!) Anyway my point is, there’s no right or wrong way to storyboard, or write. Just do whatever works for you. Or don’t. I’d hate to be bossy.
Perhaps next time I should try writting my ideas on the pavement with chalk.
A Storyboarding Flip-Flopper
P.S. I feel a bajillion dollar story idea in the making, where’s my chalk?