To get you all to start writing, I have decided to make a topic where long time story people (or new people) can post helpful tips on making an illustrated, text, or both, story.
1. Unless your Anthony, you don't need to build a full MOC to make a scene for a story. In some of my chapters I make, I always build a set and then use photoshop.
2. Speaking of Photoshop, this is probably one of the most important things to making a good ILLUSTRATED story. You can put your minifigs, ships, and castles in real life scenes and make the story more realistic.
3. If you have writers block, here is something I found helpful. Make a random lego scene, and turn that into a story. It could even be something like Athos' Cheese chase. (Your famous Athos).
4. Try to stay away from the flash on your camera. For me, it ruins the photo because the light and easily bound off some lego colors.
5. Contrary to MOC making, I would say the lego figures are more important to illustrated story making, than the actual brick itself. Without lego figures, you cannot illustrate a story with lego's. (Unless you build your figures, like Sava's dragons.
Thats all I got. Please feel free to add to this!
"Sow a thought, reap an action;
Sow an action, reap a habit.
Sow a habit, reap a character.
Sow a character, reap a destiny"
"Don't let school interfere with your education."-Huckleberry Finn