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by Calissa Leigh
Sat May 05, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Face to Face character format
Replies: 21
Views: 2679

Re: Face to Face character format

I don't like when I can see the protag... because I kinda wanna feel that "I" am the protag if I'm playing an otome game or something. Unlike a book, a game or visual novels are the few ways where this can happen. :) I want the characters to face me and make it feel I'm the one going through the mot...
by Calissa Leigh
Wed May 02, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Just being curious...
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Just being curious...

Make a game/novel you really love, and your audience will find you. :)
by Calissa Leigh
Wed May 02, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Settings that you would appreciate
Replies: 32
Views: 3490

Re: Settings that you would appreciate

I like different settings because I like learning about different places, even if the place is totally made up. World building in fantasy is super important. There's been books written on the topic. Most of the books I've written came from real places I've been. Even if I call the name something els...
by Calissa Leigh
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Get your Brutally Honest Reviews here
Replies: 36
Views: 4869

Re: Get your Brutally Honest Reviews here

I went to go look at it, but whenever you are ready for it, send it along. I've been trudging my way through learning Japanese, so I'm particularly interested in it. :)
by Calissa Leigh
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Protagonist Characterization or DO NOT WANT
Replies: 21
Views: 3053

Re: Protagonist Characterization or DO NOT WANT

Let's talk about flaws. :) Flaws aren't there to be interesting. They are there to do something. The only reason you want to point out a flaw is if the flaw becomes a problem with the main character getting what he/she wants. Goes like this: Main character wants to be a pianist, there's lots of reas...
by Calissa Leigh
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: De-motivation and Opinion
Replies: 22
Views: 2243

Re: De-motivation and Opinion

Gladwell is awesome! I love his TED talk. :)
by Calissa Leigh
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Recommended Books on Writing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Recommended Books on Writing?

The standard ones are usually: Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King IF you could only afford two, get these. Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress Revision by Reed 78 reasons why your book may never be published & 14 reas...
by Calissa Leigh
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How much writing per textbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 1674

Re: How much writing per textbox?

"She turns around and bends down to flip through the class list on her desk. I notice some of the guys practically breaking their necks to get a good look at her. They're even more eager to pull back quickly and look innocent when she straightens up, list and pen in hand." "She bent over to pick up...
by Calissa Leigh
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Protagonists that you would appreciate
Replies: 47
Views: 3920

Re: Protagonists that you would appreciate

I don't care if the hero is a superhero or Jon Smith. He needs a personality that fits him and he needs one internal conflict and one external conflict. Otherwise the character is boring. ;) The normal kid walking to school one day isn't a story. If the normal kid has a secret drinking problem and h...
by Calissa Leigh
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: De-motivation and Opinion
Replies: 22
Views: 2243

Re: De-motivation and Opinion

Right now, some stuff I read about my VNs sorta made me feel bad. I feel so depressed I would have thought of cancelling WB and get over it. But guys, I know you've received critique more than me; I'm just an unpopular 14-year old VN maker trying to entertain herself and make an illusion that she's...
by Calissa Leigh
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Get your Brutally Honest Reviews here
Replies: 36
Views: 4869

Re: Get your Brutally Honest Reviews here

If anyone would like me to look at stuff, I'm willing to look at WIP stuff. You should know ahead of time that I've been a freelance writer for several years. I've sold short stories, a graphic novel, and I've got a romantic suspense with an agent being shopped around to publishers (with more in the...
by Calissa Leigh
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Submitting your VNs to Desura
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Re: Submitting your VNs to Desura

One editor got back with me already. She said they looked interesting but she'd have to talk with her publisher about them. They don't deal with things like this right now obviously but it's really about the type of thing it is. They are obviously not prepared for something like it. But she's going ...
by Calissa Leigh
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Submitting your VNs to Desura
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Re: Submitting your VNs to Desura

But I guess I could shoot an email to a couple of publishers and agents. I'm friends with a couple of them. I hadn't thought about it but they might at least have some insight.
by Calissa Leigh
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Submitting your VNs to Desura
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Re: Submitting your VNs to Desura

It might be interesting to someone like Samhain or Ellora's Cave. Since they are a smaller market, and they cater to the ebook market, they might look at the concept. But then again, they may not know what to do with it since they deal so heavily with ebooks rather than something like this. Your cut...