I want to create stuff that I don’t have the skills for.
Maybe you do too.
And so, this thread was born!
For me, I have stories in my head meant to be portrayed as manga. That’s a media form I grew up on, understand, and a community I want to reach. But, while graphic novels are awesome, they kinda require skill in storycrafting, illustration, and illustrated storytelling. And sometimes (oftentimes?), these skills don’t come hand-in-hand — one person has greater skill in developing story, but isn’t able to express it on a page; whereas another person has greater skill in the expression, but struggles to come up with the story to tell.
I can’t help but feel that God deliberately designed us this way. It forces us to work together, if we wanna create.
As for me, I can craft a world and populate it with stories, and I have skill enough to express these in written form, but not in illustrated form. And I really want that.
How about you? What skills do you have, or not have? What do you want to create, and what skills are you lacking, so that you need a brother/sister (or a group) to come alongside …?
Here are my skills (from what’s easier, to harder, to impossible), and what I wanna create:
Skills (easier) –
*Storycrafting: Social/Relational (e.g. knowledge of a character, natural dialogue, pacing, etc.)
Skills (harder) –
*Storycrafting: Plot (e.g. what’s going on behind the scenes, driving the story)
Nonexistent Skills –
What I want to create –
*Graphic Novels (especially manga)
*Animated TV/Streaming Series (and maybe film)
*Music (warfare worship, & storytelling)
Feel free to ask me about anything, whether ’cause wording is unclear, or whatever.
Now … how about you?
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