Table of contents for Writing for comics with Peter David / Peter David.

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Introduction
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Where Do They Get Those Crazy Ideas?
12
Write to Schenectady
See the World Not As It Is, But As It Could Be
A Real Writer Has Real Issues
Tell Small Stories Against a World Frame
Move Beyond Your Point of View
What Happens Next
2
Characters: What Makes Heroes & Villains Tick
30
The Villain Drives the Plot
What Is a Hero?
Making Characters Seem Real
Write What You Know: Yourself
Drawing on Your Friends
Drawing on Iconic Characters
The Eternal Power of Mythic Archetypes
Tracing a Character's Development
Putting Your Own Spin on Established Characters
3
Conflict and Theme
54
What Is Conflict?
What Is Theme?
Conflict: Man vs. Man
Conflict: Man vs. Nature
Conflict: Man vs. Himself
Managing the Conflict
Creating Conflict in Teams
Heroes and Villains: Dark Reflections
4
Plot and Story Structure
86
Raiders of the Lost Character and Story Arcs
Pacing
Basic Story Structure
The Three-Act Structure
First Act
First Act Turning Point
Second Act
Second-Act Turning Point Into Third Act
Third Act, Climax and Anticlimax
The Real Arc
Continuity, Retcons and Stetcons
5
Scripting
114
Script Format
Dialogue
Battle Dialogue: The Unreal Reality of Yakking While Fighting (and Other Battle Caveats)
Fighting Words: Chatting While Getting Smacked Around
Fighting Words: You Shall Not Club About Fight Talk; The Photo-Real Approach
Scripting Odds and Ends: The Occasional Experiment
Balloon Animals: The Many Means of Expressing Yourself
Balloon Placement
I Heard That: Sound Effects
Watch What You Say
Appendix I: How to Break In	152
Appendix II: And Above All, Don't ForgetÉ	160
Bibliography	172
Index	173 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship.