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Exclamation I need plotline help!!!

ARGH...I've been thinking about what my manga will be about...

BUT I SRSLY DON'T KNOW.




Can anyone give any advice on how I should go about creating my plotline?
Or and advice at all?
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Ok well first things first you need a main character and they have got to have a dream.

Then you need to build up there friends around them so they meet new people who then join in either to help the main character to achieve his dream or to reach a dream of there own both would be best
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Default Re: I need plotline help!!!

I has Two main characters!!!
*holds them up*

Umz thanks, but that sounds liek Naruto.
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http://www.mangatutorials.com/tut/storymaking.php

http://www.mangatutorials.com/tut/makingmanga.php
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THANKS!!! Those really helped!
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haha it's similar in all mangas!
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Default Re: I need plotline help!!!

Don't forget to include the bad guy. xD Or an anti-hero. ^^
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Default Re: I need plotline help!!!

An easy linear plotline could have... say a main character, two secondary characters. Then you need to choose a time or world etc... Think up a basic one page story and expand it. Keep adding to it every so often. It needs a bit of a twist as well, a romance subplot or a tragedy. ^.^
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It would be good if you make your characters have strong personalities and different opinions so there is a big gap between them!also a good story needs to have some action,mystery,romance and a main character that will make the reader be identified with him.
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Default Re: I need plotline help!!!

I guess the key thing is to start and start somewhere by getting something down onto paper.

One of our members says she studies the story from ancient times and then plays with the ideas of characters. But if its historical you have to make the clothing and scenery to be realistic to that time.

I often find I can work better if I get my main character fiirst and then build the story around that character and from there I develop the secondary characters.

One other way which I havent tried but I have seen done by others is to develop a sort of family tree.

This can help with a plot that covers whole generations .
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