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Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 7You claim your story is Choose Your Own Adventure, but there's only one or a few instances where the reader has to choose a fork in the path.Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 7 by HatedLove6
Choose Your Own Adventure is a genre where most of the chapters end with the reader having to choose which page or chapter to go to next. There may be some chapters that only have one choice, which makes the chapter a bridge, and that's perfectly acceptable, but only if it's a few in comparison. If only one or a few chapters in the entire story has the reader choose a path, I personally wouldn't consider it a CYOA.
You claim your story is a CYOA and a Who Would You Fall For/Who Would Fall For You, but it isn't a CYOA.
CYOA is not interchangeable with WWYFF/WWFFY, nor that WWYFF/WWFFY is a subcategory of CYOA. Some WWYFF/WWFFY stories have the reader choose which love interest they would want to be with, which is a fork in the path like CYOA, but if this is only going to happen in the end
Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 6Now we finally get to the first chapter. Now, when I say "first chapter," I do mean the first chapter, but I also sometimes—not always—tend to look at a future chapter to see if these kinds of things persists. If they do, I back out immediately without another thought.Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 6 by HatedLove6
The first chapter has character sheets.
I don't care if you have character sheets or bios or profiles or just whatever, as long as you don't put them in the first chapter, or in the middle of your story. It tells me that you let the character sheets do the introducing, developing and describing for you. Not good. Either put them in a separate book or journal entry, or put them at the very end, after your story is completed.
The first chapter is an author note.
It's one thing if you're explaining how to read Choose Your Own Adventure, or Who Would You Fall For, just in case there are readers who've never encountered interactive stories befor
Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 5You have mistagged your story or your story is under the wrong category or genre.Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 5 by HatedLove6
This is basically just false advertising. If your story doesn't have sex scenes or isn't focusing on LGBTQA couples or isn't actually sci-fi even if time travel is a part of your story, and you tag it as such or you put your story under one of those categories or genres when your story isn't, you're going to let down a lot of potential readers who are looking for mature-themed stories or LGBTQA romance or sci-fi stories.
I remember on Quizilla, people would often put in the summary "no lemons" or "not a lemon" ("lemon" being a code word for "sex scene"), and yet, even when people searched for just "lemon" it would still pop up in the list. Why? Because you put "lemon" in the summary, even though your story didn't actually have a lemon, and even though you clearly stated "not a lemon." Why bother stating that? If your story doesn't have any sex scenes,
Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 4Summaries that say, "No summary. Just read," or "Summary sucks. Story is better."Reasons I Will Not Give Your Story a Chance - 4 by HatedLove6
(1) If there is no summary, I'm not going to read it. Period. Even if I like the title. It says to me that if you can't even come up with one sentence to summarize your story, you probably won't even put effort into your actual story.
(2) If you do give a summary, but say that it sucks, I'm more than likely going to assume that the story sucks too. Moving on.
Summaries that are author notes.
Basically it's the author just talking to the readers, saying, "What's up?" or saying what their updating schedule will be like. Hun, that stuff is for journal entries or activity entries. Not summaries.
Summaries that basically introduce the main character/OC.
You know, if your title fails to impress me, I may still click on it if your summary intrigues me. What doesn't interest me in the least is a brief characte
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Current Residence: California, USA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, alternative rock. I'll listen to almost anything though.
Favourite photographer: Jane Vargas, takes pictures of Bay animals.
Favourite style of art: Anything as long as I like it, but I'm not too keen on abstract.
MP3 player of choice: My iPod
Favourite cartoon character: I'm assuming that anime works too, so Umeda Hokuto from Hana-Kimi or Ginko from Mushi-shi.