I love this thread, this had my first comment back when I joined the forums. coming back to chat about my new story.
What is your story called? (If you have more, choose the one you consider to be the best).
What is the genre? Why do you think it fits the genre?
Drama - tbh… I chose drama because of the contest, but I could see it being a rom/com as well.
What inspired you to write it?
I guess my own life in a way. In my story, the main character lost their mom when they were young, moves schools, and later in high school is transferred to private school/moves in with wealthy, distant relatives because her dad accepted an international job during a mid-life-crisis. In my own life… - I almost lost my mom when I was very young, changed schools, and later in high school was transferred to public school and nearly moved in with distant relatives when my dad lost all of our savings in his own mid-life crisis.
Why do you think the story is different from the average cliche in the trending section?
All of my characters have a distinct tone based on their personalities which is reflected in their lines, thoughts, narration, etc. Some use slang, abbreviations, some have long lines with flowery language, others more cut and dry. The main drive of the plot centers around two characters, but every scene isn’t solely devoted to the two and their romantic development. The supporting characters do more than just help the mains meet - they all have their own conflict and depth they bring to the story. I’m not sure if this is different from trending stories, but I guess it’s unique from other liner stories.
Who is your target audience? Who would you recommend the story to?
I would recommend my story to someone who likes slow-burn romance with funny, yet relevant side characters and spoiler haha vampires.
What are the story’s strengths? (unique plot, character development, meaningful choices, advanced directing etc.)
My directing is pretty clean-cut, but I think the best part of my story is my character development.
Anything you are planning to improve?
My update time for sure. My scenes take a lot of time to code, and I probably spend about a week working on an episode and another few days editing/revising it. I am trying to get more efficient with this, and would love to get it down to under a week to update.
Who is your favourite character and why?
Definitely Sam haha. He’s a supporting character and the LI’s entirely-too-relevant brother. He’s so funny and charming, and you just know it’s going to be a good scene when you see him walk in with that sneaky, up to no good grin haha.