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Verb Tense for Graphic Novel Script ???

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ninajw

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Hello,
I've just finished the first draft of a graphic novel script, and as start to work on revisions, I've realized that the verb tense in my panel descriptions is all over the place. 

What verb tense should I be using?  Present tense seems too active (since it is a description of a frozen picture) but passive voice is generally a no no.  And then there's the present perfect, but that feels wrong too.

Any thoughts?

Thanks for your help!
#1 - November 28, 2010, 11:59 AM

MEPurfield

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wow, and no one answered you.

GN scripts are like fillm scripts that they are in present tense. But you may know this by now.

Mike
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ninajw

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Thanks.  I did indeed use the present tense.  I am now working with an amazing illustrator, and hopefully the book will be out on submission soon!
#4 - October 04, 2011, 03:39 PM

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