Hello, there. My name is Nicolerhi, and I'm back on this website after a prolonged absence. I have some ideas for stories, and I would like to -- once again -- try my hand at choose-your-own-adventure games.
Anyone got any advice for writing in this style? I love reading choose-your-own-adventures, but I'm not great at writing them.
(My evidence are the two published stories I have on my profile -- Remember and Years Gone By -- they are like super bad and the only reason I'm keeping them around is encouragement for myself to be better.)
Anyways, that's really all I wish to say.
Hope everyone's having a nice summer,
First I'll ask this:
Do you believe your important enough to have not one, but two return threads?
*Cocks (haha, "cocks") gun* Your answer is imperative on whether or not I shoot you with the autism amplifier gun.
Oh crap...shoot I didn't even realize I had another one.
Well, that's a bit awkward.
Darn, you replied too fast and now I look silly. Now to answer your question despite my lack of experience on the whole writing front of things... My opinion is that you'll want grammar and punctuation, but among all else you want to have an engaging story in which your reader feels that their every choice is meaningful and connected to one another without seeming random?
I think I'll have to read your previous storygames to get a better idea of you as a writer. Apparently I rated one of them already.
Everyone is so so very mean still.
This is supposed to be a safe environment in which we brush each other's hair and sing songs, prance, frolic, and other gay activities.
Sometimes I go to sleep, hurt fee-fees, my bottom sore, my puss-puss aflame.
That aside, hopefully four years is enough for thicker skin for anyone. Because this place would be barren if that wasn't the case, which would blow.
I don't really remember specifically why I left, but I'll just do myself a favor and stick to writing on this website. Save the social stuff for social media like Instagram and Twitter.
It has been a few years since I was last on the site, I have grown up a lot. (Boy, was I cringy back then lol...hopefully a little less cringy now).
I actually am interested in reading The Price of Freedom. I remember that game fondly, and it seems to have gotten an upgrade.
As for my own personal projects, I have a short story that I want to convert to a choose-your-own-adventure game. My goal is to start small and expand to bigger projects. It's a story I wrote a year or two ago that I want to revisit -- plus I think it would be cool with different outcomes.
On sorry! My kindle glitches quite often, and it just did. I don't know why it just created a response. Sorry.
Oh yeah, I DEMAND THAT YOU WORK ON YOUR STORY, as requested in your profile.
Yep. Typing is really hard. I press backspace, it adds three weird random letters. I press forward slash, it adds a period in between all the words I've typed. Sometimes it deletes everything I've typed, and it has some really weird glitches. At least it's usable.
Ah. Well...I will try. Working on my story is currently difficult, as explained above. I have a desktop, but I don't like using it because someone is always staring over my shoulder, and I can't work with people staring over my shoulder.
But I will try.
This is weird. I try to turn it off, I click "Save Updates" (or whatever it says) and it turns back on again when I come here or do anything.
Nevrm I think the problem fixed itself. I have to use html for bold and italics now, right?
Oh, and don't have a bunch of grammatical errors in your work. Nothing earns a 1 rating faster than pissed off readers who don't get beyond the first page due to horrid grammar.
That said, if a parody story clearly has some depth and shows effort, I'll rate it on the same level as a Lord of the Rings ripoff.
Generally the "random lol" stories don't get highly rated.
Welcome to the site! (... again, I suppose.) ^_^
Honestly, the best advice I can think to give is:
1. Read some of the good games.
2. Ask yourself what makes them good.
3. ... Do that.