In the graphic, I wanted to show what happened when I tried this little exercise out. You will see there are 1.5 sentences included on this page, so good that there’s not many words on the page! However, there’s gasping and shivering and bowed heads and sadness…WOW, so much going on in less than 2 sentences! What one picture could capture all that?
For those of you who have the book, you know how I ended up resolving this issue. But this compartmentalization process not only can show you how you might need to “spread” the action or suspense out in some other way, it also gives you a good way to define a focal point for each illustration.
We'll come back to this topic again!