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Are you aware that your STORYBOARDING article is being used by another web site? I found it at www.capcollege.bc.ca/dept/cmns/storyboarding.html. I don't recall their having given you credit for it. By the way, it is an excellent article and exactly what I needed.


I was wondering if there were any suggestions on how in depth each card should be. I find myself wanting to cover say an entire prologue in one card, to get through the entire idea for a book in the first 20 cards. Then go back and fill in, but I find myself thinking too deeply about what each card means , am I losing anything, missing the significance etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Robert Hadley

I find it recently very useful to use Microsoft PowerPoint to storyboard my idea progression. Much like 3 X 5 cards it limits info per idea and has the flexibility of ordering. I don't misplace any cards!! I find it more confidential under pass coding as well.

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Some of My Books

  • : The Fall of the Republic

    The Fall of the Republic
    In a parallel timeline, 1990s America discovers the chronoplanes: parallel worlds at different points in history.

  • : Rogue Emperor

    Rogue Emperor
    The hijacking of the Roman Empire, 100 AD, by 21st-century Christian fundamentalists, in the second of the Chronoplane Wars novels.

  • : The Empire of Time

    The Empire of Time
    My first novel, published in 1978, but the last in the Chronoplane Wars trilogy.

  • : Gryphon

    "Write a space opera," my editor said. So I did, with some nanotech thrown in.

  • : Tsunami

    A companion novel to Icequake, set mostly in California.

  • : Icequake

    A disaster thriller (Antarctic ice sheet surges into ocean), dated but still fun.

  • : Eyas

    Originally published in 1982, and still the novel I'm most proud of.

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