Customisation dillema! Opinions please!

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#1

Hello lovely people :grin:

I’m aware this has been asked many times but I would love your input.
I plan on entering the Fantastical contest however I am struggling with whether or not to include customisation.
I do not want to give full customisation because:

  • I want to keep my story diverse.
  • Certain characteristics are important to the story.

Things like eye shape, nose shape e.t.c aren’t important so readers could change them to suit their preference. I was wondering…
Would you prefer a story with limited customisation or no customisation at all? And why?

Thank you :slightly_smiling_face:

  • Limited Customisation
  • No Customisation

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#2

You could add hijab.


#3

I prefer limited customization because it maintains the charm and personality of the character.


#4

I do not mind either way, but limited customization can be nice for hairstyles and the like.


#5

I don’t really care about customization, but a lot of readers do. A story with CC has usually more chance to get reads because readers feel more connected to the character, just because he/she looks the way they imagined.


#6

I honestly hadn’t even thought about a hijab choice :thinking:

I’m unsure whether it would work with the MC but I’m going to look through my notes now that you’ve mentioned it.


#7

The reads aspect is what made me question customisation as it is a contest based partly on reads.

Unfortunately, because of my story I can’t offer full CC as eye colour and skin tone are important.


#8

I don’t think limited CC would reduce your chances :slightly_smiling_face: It’s understandable that you need to stick with certain characteristics depending on the story.


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