Author has written 2 stories for Romance.
Hmm.. WHat to say? Let's start off with my alias.
Personality: Messed up in so many ways.
What bothers me in a fic?
First-person fics which constantly changing POVs. Multiple main characters. Perfect main characters.
After reading many fics on this website, I've come to the conclusion that the romance here is classified into several MAIN catagories.
Hot guy meets nothing special loser girl, love, end of plotline.
Hot guy meets tomboy, love, end of plotline.
Hot, mentally tortured guy meets happy girl who changes mentally unstable guy's world into bunnies and pansies.
Hot, badass guy meets sweet innocent girl, love, end of plotline.
Hot guy, talented girl, rivalry, end of plotline
So those are the character based categories. Now. For the plot based categories.
Girl gets shipped off to expensive bording school and meets hot sexy rich guy.
Girl gets stuck with sexy step sibling (my fave lmao. Check out Myrika's version of this. It's great. It's in my favorites so just stroll over and check it out.)
Girl gets stuck in all boy's boarding school. (Fun but wayyy too overused. Especially with all the not-so-well written ones out there It ruined it for me.)
Girl falls for brother's best friend.
Mind block right now. I seriously can't think. How can that be? Maybe it's because my first group of cliches covered everything already.
Now, What does every good teenage romance need?
Constants: A popular, sexy-ass, filthy rich, arrogant, genius, almost-or-over six foot jock who happens to be one step away from owning the whole school. (Psht, that's why my guys do own the whole school. I thought, they're almost there so might as well give it to them.)
A bitch to physically and verbally abuse the heroine. Now, this is personally my favorite. Every romance needs a bitch. It's quite complex actually. A bitch becomes a direct pathway for the readers to feel sympathy with the heroine. In addition to adding the element of jealousy, the bitch gives the heroine an opportunity to get spunky and provides the dude with a fabulous knight-in-shining-armor complex, thus causing the heroine to fall for the dude even harder making it easier on the writer. wow. bad sentence. Psht. I do it and I love it. I love a good bitch. If there's no bitch in a romance, I get bored.
Ah yes, the heroine can either make or break a romance story. She can either make it wonderful, or make you want to hang yourself from the ceiling. Luckily, I've been refining my library to the ones that won't make me think suicidal thoughts so I am quite fortunate. I would rant on, but I'm tired as hell.
Well, I must say that it is difficult to stray from this romance orthodoxy, but try to put SOME depth into the plotline. Try to make something that isn't too shallow and something that has room for development.
I have nothing against cliches, after all, romance is the trash genre after all, but once in a while I want to see some twists on this 'hot guy' thing. Of course, that's not saying that we should all start writing fics with ugly guys in them, because romance is meant to depict a girl or guy's fantasy. All I am saying is that I'm getting really sick of those plotlines where you can almost name every future event with precision after reading the first chapter.
What makes me want to wedge a hammer into my skull, send my brain through the food processor, and feed the pulp to my little brother?
Have you realized that more and more heroines are losing parents or significant others due to some kind of life threatening disease that emerges from seemingly nowhere? It would be nice to see a girl who has a father, mother, mother in law, or fourth cousin who doesn't announce an impending stroke on Christmas morning.
"Merry Christmas, sweetheart. I've got HCV Cirrhosis."
Back in my more sympathetic days, I pitied the heroine, I cried for the heroine, and felt inspired by the heroine. Now I'm reaching the brink of insanity.
Now, Issues about my writing.
Too many to list.
Here's Da Vinci at Work's and my collaboration account Ace Work
And here is our story Shallow Depths