I've played quite a few stories on the site and I've finally decided I would try and write one ! I've read the advice on the Help & Info section but wanted to run this by the community. I'm going to keep it fairly simple for my first story. I was thinking of a story where you're stuck in the middle of a robbery, possibly armed robbery in a drugs store. Now what word would be best ? Depending on the country people might refer to a drug store as a pharmacy or a chemists for example.
Advice on the story or what is the best term would be most appreciated !
"Sounds like a pretty straightforward scenario"
Watch the movie, Drugstore Cowboy, to see that isn't always the case.
And I would follow up your advice, which is great, with meaningful and insightful choices. Also, when writing something like this, always make sure most sentences have an immediacy, so the player feels the tension in the story.
We call it a pharmacy over here if it's just a small store. If it's any bigger than that we might call it a chemist's, but not very often.
Thank you all for your helpful advice ! I have outlined some of the choices and possibilities as mentioned in the help & info section and in some of the comments above. I shall carry on doing that, maybe some form of "tree" with the different branches of the story on a blank bit of paper. I also realise that the player must feel like they're choices have an important impact on the story. So I will try and make the choices as meaningful as possible. Building up tension is also a good idea ! I'm now realizing the full extent of the work ahead of me and am glad I chose a story which can be as easy or complex as I choose.