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Yet Another Story Idea:
Writer's Welcome WagonRight now, my writer's block is at a low point, so I have a burst of ideas and motivation. So here we go, a Slice-of-Life story... High school freshman Ike (not an academics geek, as he insists) meets the New Transfer Student, Joey. But it turns out that Joey is actually a girl, and doing a good job of it. The teachers know, and let Joey have "his" way, but none of the students know. Hirilary Ensures. That is what I have currently. It's a prototype for a larger idea for a webcomic (TAC, you can find the thread for it here), but I don't know what direction the story should go. I'm thinking of making it an urban fantasy, but... Here my questions: 1. How do I make Ike an interesting protagonist and narrator? So far, his only strong trait is that he's good at academics. Should I take the Kyon approach?. Should I make him a Nice Guy? 2. What boyish things should Joey like? I have sports, but I barely know anything about the players, since I'm not into it (I watched the Super Bowl for the commuicals). Video games is one, but that might've been used too much. 3. Other characters. I have Jacob, a sort of a class crown, who is one of Ike's best friends. From what I've written so far, he's overshadowing him. And then Those Two Girls, Abbi and Noel (dubbed AN by Jacob). How do I make them stand out from other duos? 4. Should I take the "Urban Fantasy" route, with a Masquerade of sorts? I will have more questions. Critque? Oh, and I seem to have developed Author Appeal for Transsexuals lately. :blush: They're just so interesting.
edited 8th Mar '11 6:47:24 PM by CrystalGlacia
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Writer's Welcome WagonThanks for the advice. Currently, I'm thinking of having Ike as the only narrator. Maybe I'll make him a little thoughtful, and make commentary on the events of the plot. I was thinking of picking fencing as a sport, since I know someone who took a class in it, but I'm not sure if that's boyish enough. Engineering is actually a good idea. Maybe "he'll" take an Industrial Tech class. I also want him to be in the drama club too... For the Those Two Girls, I want them to be the "preps" of The Libby (they could be the AN of AND). But I still can't think how to create contrast between the two. I already have an idea for a Red Oni, Blue Oni duo, but I want to reserve that for another story. Brains and brawns...Schemer and Ditzy Cheerleader? Thinking about it, the Urban Fantasy idea isn't really good. I could think up a few plot lines for my story, and maybe create an overall arc of sorts. Maybe the Sweet Polly Oliver route.
One plot I'm thinking about is a Recursive Crossdressing scenario. Joey could take a dare to dress as a girl and trick a boy into going out with her. The problem is how to conclude it.
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turning and turningWhy are you thinking of making it an urban fantasy? It seems like a very real-world-based plot you have there.
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Writer's Welcome WagonIt was just I thought. At the time, I didn't know if I could construct an interesting plot, but now I'm stocking up on plots. Would an episodic story be fine for this type of story?
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