Listening to Story Principles
For crafting graphic novel stories that share much with film, I have found some books by screenwriting consultants useful for proofing plot and scene structures, character transformations, and more. Even better, I enjoy the convenience and efficiency of listening to them via iTunes audiobook downloads (just type the names of the writers in the "Search" field). Besides one of my long-time favorites, namely Robert McKee's Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting, presentations by Christopher Vogler (Using Myth to Power Your Story) and Michael Hauge (Screenwriting for Hollywood) offer specific and meaningful tools to revise the elements of stories. Additionally, these three consultants' perspectives create a flexible mix of methods for exploring and reworking your stories.