Between the Panels

From Scott McCloud’s Understanding ComicsFrom Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics

Comic book writers don’t illustrate every movement, detail, and thought of a character or scene. They leave gaps for the reader’s imagination to fill in, creating the magic that happens between the panels.

This analogy applies to writing too. When reviewing my friends’ work, I often advise them to condense. Avoid over-explaining every detail — let the reader fill in the gaps.

March 25, 2024

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