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Unwritten Rules

Post by NovaX13 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Hello all! I'm new here. First played Katawa Shoujo at the end of last year (a way to kill the time while recuperating from surgery) and have played through multiple times. And because of how much fun I had, I decided to write a story. Because it's been so long since I've written fanfiction (seriously, it's been over 10 years) and it's for a subject I haven't written for before, I was just curious.

Are there any "unwritten rules" for KS stories? Like "The story has to take place in 2007" or things like that.

Currently only in the prologue stage (as Hisao isn't the protagonist), so everything is still malleable. Happy to be here and I look forward to sharing my story with everyone.

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Re: Unwritten Rules

Post by Oddball » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:02 pm

There are some, but if I wrote them out for you they wouldn't be unwritten anymore.

But if you are going to change the date, let the readers know early on. I'd also suggest checking out the tips for fanfiction topic.
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Re: Unwritten Rules

Post by Silentcook » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:03 pm

Oddball wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:02 pm
There are some, but if I wrote them out for you they wouldn't be unwritten anymore.
Currently undecided on whether to respond with "well-played... :shock:" or " don't tease the newbies :lol:"

But yeah, what he said. Tips section's where it's at.
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Re: Unwritten Rules

Post by brythain » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:46 pm

Good title, promising beginning... oh, that wasn't the story! :D
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Re: Unwritten Rules

Post by MrMadrid » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 pm

"Be responsible and not abandon the story"

Although that applies to any book.

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Re: Unwritten Rules

Post by Lap » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:50 pm

brythain wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Good title, promising beginning... oh, that wasn't the story! :D
Hmm. Though it does make for an intriguing title....
Avenues of Communication: Shizune suffers an accident.
Akira's Surprise: Akira pays a surprise visit to Lilly, Hanako and Hisao on Christmas eve. S9 Entry.
Arrival: Hanako's first days at Yamaku. (On Hiatus)
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Re: Unwritten Rules

Post by NovaX13 » Sat May 11, 2019 3:07 am

Thanks for the help everyone. Read through the "Tips" thread and noticed I was falling into a trap with OC characters. I was forcing my character into Hisao's class. Figured out a nice way around it which also helped increase my supporting cast rather than just relying on the original cast (though, some members of the original cast are still supporting characters. Their involvement is much more organic though now.)

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Re: Unwritten Rules

Post by Oddball » Sat May 11, 2019 11:02 am

Glad we could help you out. If there's any more specific question you have or advice you think you need, just give us a shout.
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