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Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics Paperback – October 13, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
WRITE OR WRONG is a must-own for any aspiring comics creator, and a more-than-enjoyable read for those of us who just love the medium.
Don't get me wrong there aren't false claims or promises that reading this book will make you successful. What it does do, is to teach you how to be successful in a very professional way,so that you present yourself and your work in the right manner. Ultimately moving you towards your goal of being published.
More importantly the book makes you feel less alone on your journey. Becoming a comic book creator and a writer can infact seem like a very lonely process. Often fueled by a desire and a belief in oneself it can take years before you truly have anything to show for all your work. This book celebrates the idea of being a writer as well as gives us, the reader, a reality check about how hard it truly is to create a comic from an idea.
As I said this book makes no promises, but it does educate us, and teaches us how to be truly informed creators. And as Creators of ideas we can use that knowledge, to make those ideas come to life.
This is the type of book that you can't put down. I found myself compelled to finish the book in a single day. There is a tempo that you just don't want to interrupt while reading this book. If you're anything like me you will be taking notes all the way through and writing down page numbers that you know you have to go back to re-examine after you're done.Read more ›
Tamara Manor, former DC Comics staffer
So, why in hell am I reviewing this book by Dirk Manning? A few reasons. One, I genuinely like Dirk a lot. He's local to my area, he's been kind enough to do print and internet radio interviews with me before, and he's very generous with his time. Two, I dig his work. He's creative, funny and, yes, has a great sense of creating drama and intriguing stories through his chosen medium. While I consider myself a fan of a few of his projects, "Nightmare World" alone has many of the best short comic stories I've ever read. Finally, I truly believe that Dirk has the experience, ability, and honesty required to help young writers have a better chance at creating comics. So if that's what you're looking for, too, buy "Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics." When you're done reading it, there's a lot of things you'll be: more knowledgeable, better prepared, and ready to get started. But what you certainly won't be is sorry.
I think it's the "honesty" part that I liked best about this book. In "Write or Wrong," based on his long-running column on Newsarama, the very last thing you can accuse Dirk of doing is mincing words. He's straightforward to the point of being blunt at times - but that's good!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So I decided to write comics. Easy? Right? Not so much - until I bought this book. This book is the gateway to writing/creating comics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by wordman
Do you think about writing? Do you think about writing in graphic novel form? Do you think about being an artist for graphic novels? If yes, then this is the book for you. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Darla
Clear, concise, and entertaining. Gives great insight into the writing process. Probably some of the best advice out there for writing comics, though I guess I'll have to wait and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cory
Great insight on on how to be a writer and what to expect when breaking into the business.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Last June I attended his panel at Derby City Comic Con on "Write or Wrong". Immediately following I went to his booth and purchased "Write or Wrong" and "Tales... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Rodman
Met Dirk Manning at Indiana Comic Con. He sold me this book as an aspiring writer, and even answers my occasional questions. Top notch work. Great guy too.Published 3 months ago by Megan
Dirk Manning is a successful writer in the world of comics and truly knows his stuff. I implore anyone interested in bettering there skills in regards to writing comics or just... Read morePublished 10 months ago by eric
If you are thinking about writing comics, buy this book first. It is a great read. It will help you miss some of the pitfalls of being a first time creator.Published 12 months ago by Ben Miller
I'll echo what others have already said: if you're writing a comic book, this is a must read. Manning covers the entire process of making a comic from the writer's side and gives... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Grigoris