I’ve ran into an issue recently that I feel like I needed to rant about and seek advice from.
My friend and I are currently working on a story that has a complex plot and storyline. Considering it’s an episode story, there will be romance included.
We’ve written a gay character who deals with the hardships of Victorian era homophobia and internal feelings.
I’m genuinely worried about the success rate of my story because we all now the mass majority of episode users are straight people who indulge in bad boy and gang related stories.
The active part of the community (creators, forum users, and users on other social media platforms.) are generally super understanding and love diversity, having said this, my concern is for the occasional readers that use the app and don’t really contribute to the community like we do.
I went ahead and added two main characters so that theres a straight character that they can play around with.
But here’s the catch, both main characters are boys and there’s little to no character customization.
I’m afraid that having a non-straight character and no female Mains will affect the stories success. It sucks that readers are so discriminatory and uninterested in it.
What an I do to make up for this?
I realize that some of you will simply say ignore them and write the way I want it, but you have to understand I can’t simply do that. It can’t control the community and we’re working really hard on the story. I don’t want others views to destroy my stories chance of success. I don’t agree with their views but like I said, there’s nothing I can do?
So what can I do to implement something that will interest them apart from the storyline?
Also, have any of you ran into a problem like this?
Also here’s a quick poll.
- I would read a story with a gay MC
- I wouldn’t read a story with a gay MC