Graphic & Ghost

EVP

EVP stands for electronic voice phenomenon and is when ghost hunters use a small hand held digital recorder and will sit in a quiet haunted location and ask general questions. Sometimes you’ll hear a response but most of the time the spirits will answer in a frequency not of our realm. Later on the recording will be put on computer and run through a digital sound enhancer like goldwave where sounds on other frequencies will be identified. I was recently on an investigation where the ghost seekers were asking questions and we picked up an EVP that said repeatedly “get out! get out!” If you watch Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, you’ll see that EVP’s are the best evidence gleaned on a paranormal investigation. It’s very easy to do so try it at your home sometime. Just be careful what you ask for you might get an answer you’re not expecting.

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Graphic Novel Scripting

Graphic & Ghost Blog by Dennis Webster.

Writing a graphic novel or comic book is very different than writing fiction stories. In a short story or long fiction novel, the author is able to fully describe the settings, the background of the characters. They’re putting the meat on the skeleton. When you write a graphic novel it’s similar to writing a movie or television script, you leave the details to the artist or director. The next time you’re in Barnes & Noble, go to the graphic novel section and take a random story off the shelf and look at the number of panels on a page. If you write for this medium you need to decide how many panels you’ll have on each page. It’s like doing a storyboard in your mind. Then, you must resist blasting a ton of exposition or dialogue as fans of the graphic novel don’t like tons of words. I know, that sounds crazy for a writer but you can get your concept across in small details you can give the artist drawing the panels. I would encourage any writer to give it a try in scripting a graphic novel. You can find examples of graphic novel script writing on line. Go for it! You’ll challenge your writing muscles and who knows, you might just find a new writing love!

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