Title: The Death Of Jacey Park
Description: Oh, Back to Basics: Need Character Help
TheOnlyThrillYouNeed - February 13, 2008 12:18 AM (GMT)
Last time I visited this forum was two years ago. I only made two post. One was concerning an abomination of a plot outline I spat out one night when I was probably very tired. I came acrossed it again today ('Life keeps bringing me back to yooooooou' 'Just Shoot Me' was the best show ^_^) and decided that I still like the idea of the story, but absolutely hated everything else.
God, did I hate it.
Basically, I'm scrapping almost everything except the idea and some very basic details.
I need you :poke: to help me with the characters.
:BASIC PLOT OF THE STORY:
Two teenagers (about 15 years old) live in two seperate towns that are exacally identical to eachother. No one is aloud to leave the towns, so neither of the teenagers knows that the other town exsist. Somehow (Haven't decided how yet), they discover eachother and begin to communicate. They find out they are part of this whole government conspiracy and blah blah blah gotta find a way out....Catch my drift?
I know, a lot of plot holes...I just really want to get the characters down before I work out the kinks in the plot.
The two main characters are going to be a boy and a girl.The story is going to be told in the 3rd person veiw, but it will focus on the boy rather then the girl.
My problem is that I don't want a relationship to develope between the two main characters. I have my reasons why, but mostly because I think its cliche. I don't want them to start dating, and I don't want them to start liking eachother.
As opposed to taking the "They're just friends and nothing more" route, I was thinking about making the girl a lesbian. Then, I was thinking about having the boy get a crush on her, finding out she only likes girls, and taking it from there.
What do you think?
SiriuslyCrack - February 13, 2008 07:01 AM (GMT)
Welcome back, dear. Hope you are here to stay this time :huggle:
Okay, first of all, I love your plot. Ignoring the plot holes, it's absolutely unique. As the plot develops, it'd be fun to read what happens to the boy and the girls and how they do...well, whatever they are supposed to do. Anyway, I like your idea of not getting them together in the end. Eventhough cliches like this work all the time, I think it would be a nice change from the normal stories where a boy and girl meet, have an adventure and fall in love.
You don't really have to make the girl a Lesbian. It just shows how much you don't want them together. They can be straight and simply not develop romantic feelings for each other. Just good friends - I know you think it's a cliche, but think of Harry and Hermione. You could probably make their relationship platonic. Or perhaps one them could already be involved with someone? It's your choice really.
Hope I helped :)
TheOnlyThrillYouNeed - February 14, 2008 01:11 AM (GMT)
Jessi_Rose - April 6, 2008 01:44 PM (GMT)
Okay, I might just be a little weird, but I actually do like the idea of the girl being a lesbian - and how that could ward off a relationship with the main character. Granted, it's easy to be critical of a story whose characters are not all straight (because that tends to be our society, you know), but it would definitely take away a few cliches off the bat.
The idea of the story itself, I think, is definitely a great start to a timeless story. If written well, your idea could definitely take off in markets that are strong to sell your plot. Governmental conspiracy books, right now, tend to sell astronomical numbers (I know, you'd be writing it for you :cad:) and if you strengthen your plot and tie up those loose ends, you're looking at a major hit on store shelves.
Eyriana - April 6, 2008 09:41 PM (GMT)
First of all, WELCOME (back) TO SAYS!!!!!!!!! Hi. Nice to meet you! Hope you'll stick around!
Okay, now that that's out ( ^_^ ), the story. It's an amazing plot, especially once you work all the holes out. I've never heard anything so original. It's great ^_^
As for the lesbian idea, I think it would kind of be, just, I dunno, making it too obvious that you want them to not be together? Well, I'm sure that if you write it the right way, you can pull it off, but I'm just saying that you don't necessarily have to make it that way. You could, like someone up there ^ said (hehe, I'm lame), make it a platonic relationship. Or if you changed the age to make them younger, they most likely wouldn't think of each other that way at all, but then again, I can see how they would need to be older. It's completely up to you on this, of course :)
Hope I've helped a bit! It's nice to see someone new (well... in a way) around here!