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Don't be offended at the title. "Teenagers" is just my way of saying "people who write unprofessional/shallow stories." Not all teenagers write shallow stories, it just sounds catchier.... Anyway.

The first thing I want to make clear is: I'm not talking about anything mechanical in this deviation. Grammar/spelling is important (obviously), but that point has been beaten to death by people on the internet already. My purpose, as always, is to talk about the stories themselves, regardless of the way they are communicated. Whether it be through written word or on-the-spot narration, I believe there are certain tricks to telling good stories. Not rules, mind you. Tricks.

I don't believe that telling good stories is about what you "should" do, rather than what you shouldn't. Example: people generally hate Mary Sues, right? Well, sometimes I notice things that are "like" Mary Sues, in the sense that they're equally as shallow/unprofessional ways of telling stories. The purpose of this deviation is to point them out. I won't be talking about Mary Sues or self inserts in this deviation. This is about things that tend to go more unnoticed (I already have deviations about those anyway).

1. Thinking that "most" = best

Sometimes people who write think they're making "the best story ever," because it's the MOST dramatic, MOST dark, MOST romantic MOST (insert your choice of adjective here). Having the most of something doesn't equate to it being the best. Think of it like salt.

2. Unbalance

Do you ever read a story, and it feels like there was a big hole in it? Maybe it was a tragedy that focused on nothing but tragic events. The author got carried away in their emotions and didn't create a well-rounded world for us to care about while the sad things take place. Sure, sad things are sad, but that is no accomplishment of the author. It would be MORE sad if the audience had a well-created world to be sad about in the first place.
In fanfiction, the writers have the advantage of writing about something that people already care about. That's how a lot of people with barely any imagination can get so many people to like their fanfiction stories. "Hey! Let's take the Once-ler and find a way to drench him in blood! It sure took talent to think of that!"
Never judge someone's imagination by how popular their fanfiction is. Never...

3. Narcissism

Sometimes people consider themselves to be a certain way. They write certain genres or about certain themes for the sake of adding to their self-proclaimed image. They use their stories as stepping stones (a lot of times without even realizing it) to show off in front of other people. A lot of times it's in the little things, strategically placed to look innocent or humble. "The woman shook her head in admiration at *insert-person-that's-supposed-to-be-like-them's-name.* 'That girl sure is *insert-their-choice-of-adjective!* We may never understand her!"

4. Abusing character roles (sort of a Part 2 of Narcissism)

I want you to think about Belle from Beauty in the Beast for a minute (the Disney version). If you're familiar with it, think of the song sung by the villagers about her in the beginning. Has anyone else ever noticed something...odd about it? The villagers are singing about how different (or "weird") she is, all because she reads books and acts like... well, the average girl you'd meet every day on DeviantArt. Meanwhile, if you met one of those villagers in real life, you'd probably think of THEM as the strange ones (first of all, they're abnormally nosy, all bothering to sing a big song about a perfectly normal girl whose personal life they REALLY bothered to have apparently looked so much into... o_O).
Okay. I understand that can be a strategy in story telling (using the background to add to the general effect of a certain thing... i.e Belle wanting a break from her boring life).
I bring this up however, mostly as a warning. I don't know how...um... healthy it is, that a lot of teenager girls these days really seem to think they're sooo great that they write stories about themselves and use other people as tools to look good. They make people (sometimes fake, sometimes real) in their stories impressed far too easily by themselves (or certain things) sometimes to the point even of contradiction. It falls into the same attitude as the narcissism example.
Sometimes it goes beyond, "Oh, a cute little Disney story," and gets really narcissistic and vain.
A story will suffer if it's written for anything besides the pure pleasure of writing it. Ulterior motives distract from making it the best it possibly can be. Not to mention, nobody likes being used as an audience for people who can't stop shining the spotlight on themselves. (It needed to be said).
Furthermore, Disney movies are corny. It's a fact. That's why we like them. The point is simple: if you are writing a CORNY story, feel free to use their little trick of making the whole world conform to one character/theme (heck, make everyone burst into song about them!) If you're NOT writing a corny story, avoid it at all costs. It's a cheap trick, and it's no substitute for actually making there be something special about whatever character/thing you're trying to make something special about.

Fun fact: "Bully" characters are possibly the biggest form of abuse to story-telling. This can be in the form of a snooty, popular girl at school who picks on the main-character we're supposed to feel sorry for, or in the form of unreasonably/obsessively cruel bullies who are far from even borderline realistic. They're the classic example of cheating in a story; the cheapest way to make other characters seem special or victim-ly.



5. Pretty feelings

Did you ever put on an Owl City song while you were writing/drawing and think something like: Lalalalalala, beautifulness, and the dreams and the beautifullness of the wonderful outerspace, flying through the sky and the shooting stars lalala!
Yeah, we could tell.
No, seriously, it's fine to get your inspiration from wherever you want. Just make sure that while you're getting all into the music that you don't let the emotions that the song brings you be your only guide.
Sometimes people get REALLY excited about their characters or a story they're making up and draw all this beautiful art of it, and you're like, "Hey! That's an amazing picture of the main character on a shooting star! So... when can I read this?!" Then you see the story, and think, "...this is it?"
Don't fall into the trap of thinking that your emotions are the story. A lot of people who listen to music while they write make this mistake, though that isn't to say that listening to music when you write is always automatically bad.



To conclude this, there's really only one thing I want to say. Write because you like to. Write about things you like no matter what they are and force them to fit together. Write about things that you like and wouldn't be too ashamed to show your friends or family. Odds are, if you're too embarrassed to show it to the people you know best, it's not coming from the heart. I don't mean "your emotions" as your heart. It's not really YOU if it's something you're embarrassed of. Embarrassment can be a sign that you know deep down your story might be a wee bit... well, stupid.
And then there are the people with no dignity.......

I love feedback. If anyone has anything interesting to add, I'd be glad to hear!
See my other posts about writing:
How Not to tell a Story makingfunofstuff.deviantart.co…
What really defines Mary Sue makingfunofstuff.deviantart.co…
A list of cliches in story-telling makingfunofstuff.deviantart.co…
Common problems with self-inserts makingfunofstuff.deviantart.co…
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015   Writer
I know one example of a book written by a teenager. Eragon.
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
I remember those.
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015   Writer
I know that thanks to Rotten Tomatoes, and I've seen the film of it.
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Me too, it's been a while though.
A lot of people didn't like it, but I don't remember why.
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015   Writer
My sister I think enjoyed it but I didn't care about it because I'm not the fantasy type.
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Ah, I see. It's my goal to read every fantasy book in the world. At least as many as I can XD
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015   Writer
I'm not so much the actual fantasy type as the science fantasy type. But I don't see the harm in making a fantasy concept and it's added to the list of concepts I have.
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
That's cool. I like fantasy mostly because it leaves all the possibilities open. But then again, anything is possible in science fiction too. It's interesting because they have to invent reasons behind why things happen instead of just "it's magic."
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shadhardblogger Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Writer
Did you know my story takes nine years of revising to make it happen as official as it looks to me? That's all I went through puberty to retell from the original source over and over again until I get it right, but still... it's ongoing. I'm 19 and was stuck in the middle of Part 1 of the legacy challenge in fanfic form (chapter 14). Can I find my way out?
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shadhardblogger Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Writer
I have no clue of what to publish, but DeviantArt, Wattpad and Blogger did help me get through this. Yay, me! If you have a self-insert, why go for a "persona char"? But, if you do have a "persona char", make it well-rounded? I don't know... imagine that you take a selfie first and then you teleport to the world of your dreams and poof! There's the self-insert. Did you get it? Agree with the "idiomic" saying of the writing problem in teens? :)
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hollyleaf14 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Ooh, you have wattpad? I do, and I was just going back and rereading the beginning of my stories...I wish I hadn't. I started it about two years ago and...I had to go back and re-edit. It was...distressing Waaaah! :( (Sad) 
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shadhardblogger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Writer
Yes, it's just the part of stress. Revising is tough when it comes to writing!
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modji-33 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
"A story will suffer if it's written for anything besides the pure pleasure of writing it." i agree, but might change it to 'reading it.'

Also, lol, u forgot to mention the number one mistake in teen-written/immature stories: Starting the story in present-tense, and then in the very next sentance (and rest of the story) telling it in past-tense. I see this 200 times a day!  And everytime i do, im like, 'okay, you just blew your chance of me reading ANY more of this crap'

Are english teachers not covering tenses anymore? lol
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ugh!  This is so like me in middle school--lots of enthusiasm and clueless when it came to making a plot and realistic characters. Much of this failed fiction eventually ended up as fuel for the wood stove. 
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TaranJHook Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This
"nobody likes being used as an audience for people who can't stop shining the spotlight on themselves."

I've seen way too much of this, it's unbelievable. The thing that scares me is that people eat this up sometimes. I'll read through a piece and not think a whole lot of it aside from 'wow, I actually read through the whole thing', and then get to the comments and everyone's acting like it was written by the gods themselves and is the 'most greatest story evah! like omg lol'.  Then I'll come across something that's legitimately good and there's hardly any attention paid to it at all. A few years back I wrote a story that had a VERY obvious self insert (because I didn't care and wrote the story as more of a joke) and people loved it. It was the stupidest shit ever, people loved it and I have no idea why.  Then when I went back, cleaned the story up, took out the self insert and just generally made it a more mature sounding piece it didn't get nearly as much attention as the shitty, half-ass first version did.

It's a scary trend that readers, and writers are falling into; 'Hey, people liked my shitty story, so I'm gonna write another shitty story!' My stuff doesn't get a whole lot of hits lately, but I have returning readers who leave, intelligent and helpful feed back and I'd much rather have that than a thousand people say 'this is great!'.
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thanks for the comment. You're completely right.

As a matter of fact....

I haven't thought about this in a while, but once me and my sister made up a sarcastic story about characters from a website we used to play on. It was a complete joke, and it never occurred to me anyone would ever take it seriously. So we put it on the internet, (laughing and thinking other people would think it was funny too).... it ended up getting more than 20,000 hits before we took it down, and even though the description said in all caps, "THIS IS SARCASTIC," everybody took it seriously and said it was the best story of that fandom ever.

It's sad that this kind of thing happens all the time. People tell each other their stories are the best ever (and sincerely believe so, sometimes they say things like, "this made me cry so hard!") It's tempting to say these stories are good and serve their purpose (because what are stories except things that you enjoy?) 

But.

Reality always comes back to triumph in the end. When enough people who aren't biased read the story, or enough time goes by, it will be forgotten and not cared about. People won't come back to it.
And if they do, it would be for a different reason than the story (animation is the biggest thing I can think of as an example).

It's pretty much undeniable that no matter what excuses we try to make, we'll always be better off trying to make our stories better quality. And I firmly believe that despite people trying to say it's all just a matter of taste, there are indeed principles for good storytelling that go severely overlooked. If only more people were taught about them.
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AnonymousWriter0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
This is an awesome Deviation. I was wondering if my story/stories are ''Teenager'' stories. Can you check them out? Thanks!
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Deepizzaguy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you for the advice. I try to write Word Girl fan fictions based on some of the lines that actor Sylvester Stallone says in his movies from the Rocky Balboa franchises, or his other movies. I also use terms used by super heroes in the comic book I grew up reading from the 1970s. I usually have to edit them since I make errors the first time I write them. The musical material I write about comes from artists who have recently passed away like Paul Revere of the singing group Paul Revere And The Raiders or the disco era artists. 
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RockmanGurl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I am NOT a fan of bully characters at all. I remember the Nostalgia Critic once saying that he'd like to see what goes on in the mind of those "jerk characters". Another problem is that some of them are outright psychotic. Now, I know that it's possible, but not every person that teases/pushes you in the locker is aiming to come and kill you. I've seen stories where the bully (though this might be another cliche) bullies said character because they like them, maybe they could go into why he/she felt this was his/her outlet for it, and how the character can't feel the same because of their treatment.
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Another cliche is that the bully is "treated badly at home" (usually shown in a very corny way) and is therefore mean to everyone.
Lol, I liked Nostalgia Critic's word for them: "stock bullies." 
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RockmanGurl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah. Reminds me of that vampire movie "Let Me In"/"Let the Right One In", in where the kid's picked on and the vampire girl (SPOILERS) kills them, one of which by ripping his head off. We're supposed to go "aw, she's so protective of him.", but all I can think of is: "Dude! She just ripped a kid's head off! What's wrong with her?!" 
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RianNoodlton Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
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I wrote a story and I want to know if it's good by your standards or those topics you emphasized (I want feedback on my story so even if I don't agree with you, I'm okay with you opinion)
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homestucker42 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with most of these but I do just want to say that everyone starts somewhere. Take your story that was "too dark" and had plot holes in it and learn from it. Fix it and say "I've learned something new about writing". and I wholeheartedly agree with the statement "Write because you like to". Write about what you want to and write because you love it. 
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Yeah, I don't believe in throwing any ideas away. If you do they'll just come back to mind anyway. Best to stick with something and work on improving it the best you can.
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homestucker42 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like to keep everything I write, even if it's pretty bad writing because every time you write you are improving your skills. 
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bubbamax1990 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i feel scared to finish writing my fanfiction now xD
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SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one person's opinion. Nothing more, nothing less. =) I don't write based on others' opinions, but because I enjoy writing. It's all that matters when you write. :hug:
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bubbamax1990 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, haha. i actually agree with with this post, so i didnt want to be lumped with all the bad teeny stuff by writing my fanfic. but i continued writing it anyway, as you said- its all about your own personal enjoyment, and if other like it then its just a bonus.
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SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*nods* While I don't write fanfics, I think you could still very easily apply this to fanfics as really, the main goal to not have a Mary or Gary is to simply allow the character to grow. That really is what makes a great story is character growth. =)
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bubbamax1990 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true dat. i mainly write fan-fics so i can make my fave characters from a series do something fun and different to what they normally get up to, while trying to give them a sprinkling of development.
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SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome sauce. :aww:
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knuckles009 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
After I've read this, I skimmed through a few of my old stories and the one thing I could say is: "God, I was an idiot." I wrote every taboo ever written: Mary Sues, Gary Stus, grammatical errors, etc. But I've been able to improve my writing and it's not so bad now, or at least it's presentable enough to be posted on dA now. So thank you for writing this!
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ugh, now that I think about it, I really hate what I had written back in middle school. I was mostly influenced by Saturday morning cartoons.
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CalebTheGreyAcea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this, this is good, this is what the people needed, thank you, here is kirby <('-')> thas the best I can do so here is Zoidberg as well,
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
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KikuMizu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I feel stupid only after I finish or around people who are still new to me. And I have had the bully problem in a few stories...but otherwise I think I have steered clear. I mean, my longest stories right now were created while I was in high school but they demonstrate my growth as a person and writer as they are still unfinished. That is probably another reason I have yet to try my luck in the publishing pool.
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SunsetSprite Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I understand where you're coming from. I'm sixteen years old and I like to write stories. Original works though. I used to write fanfictions before my originals took over my life~! I only write because people, (excluding by best friends and family), always make fun of me, look down on me or pick on me so I decided to write. 
It's funny to see someone yelling of critism...Isn't t that supposed to help you? I, personally, need it at times. ^^; 
To sum up this in one word is simple...
No one's perfect. People just need to realize it.
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warriorcats16678 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Writer
This is very helpful. Thanks for writing it. I'll have to keep a lot of it in mind while I'm writing my story.
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Toxic-Bubbly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just because someone's embarrassed about showing their stories to their family doesn't mean that they aren't proud of it or know it sucks.  Sometimes when a person writes, they write about things that their family members don't like.  Like when I write. I would never show my parents or siblings the story I'm working on now.  But only because I know they aren't into what I'm writing. I'm proud of my story.  I just wouldn't ask my sister or step mom to read it.  Because I know they won't like it, just because of the content and what it's about.  But I would gladly show them my poetry.  Not all of it, but most of it.  And once again, it's because of a person likes to read about, not embarrassment or shame.
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MakingFunOfStuff Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I know, I didn't say that was always the case. I know what you mean though, and there's also the times that your family won't read what you wrote because they're just too lazy... xD
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Toxic-Bubbly Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have a feeling all parents are lazy xD
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123Theone Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
SOME ONE PLEASE READ THIS!!! This is the summary to one of my FanFics. It about the Hetalia characters America and Britain, but its actually based around their 2P!s (second player, essentially their Dark! forms) This is the summary of it, I just want to make sure its not "a tragedy that focused on nothing but tragic events"

Summary: After being chased out of the UK by British police, Arthur and his 2P! Oliver flee to America, where they meet a young man named Alfred and his own 2P!, a gang banger named Allan. Despite Arthur's warning that Allan is a bad guy, Oliver falls in love with Allan, only to find that the relationship is exactly what Arthur had said it would be. Oliver stays with Arthur, but when Arthur uncovers bad memories in an attempt to discover what has caused Oliver to be so mentally ill, Oliver goes crazy and runs off on his own in NYC. Meanwhile, Allan has run into trouble with another gang, and they are threatening to hurt him, and every one around him, because of something he did in his past.

This really only points out the bad things that happen, but I paint pretty pictures of happiness in between. I just wanna make sure the overall plot isn't one of those cheesy "to bad to be true" kind of things
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ArthurTheBraveOne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I don't want to be a bother, and I'm not any kind of published author or anything, but I would like to give you just a hint of advice here: this is not really an attractive summary. Also, it doesn't make me want to read your story more, because I feel that you've pretty much given away about three quarters of the plot. Furthermore, the way you used "gang banger" very much confused me (I don't believe that's actually how you call someone in a gang...? 'member', mayhaps?). I do feel that there is plenty of potential in your story (funnily enough, there is in most: it's most often just a matter of how it's told), but you're just doing kind of a poor job of presentation right now. I'd urge you to try for a more logical flow of your summary (for example, most concepts are plot lines are simply sprung upon the reader, and they're never given to process it because the next sentence springs /another/ plot point on them). Just a bit of a jump structure.

Final note: I'm pretty sure that if Allan had a bad rep with another street gang, they'd go a whole lot further than just threatening to hurt them, just saying :P Good luck with your story, and overall, this isn't quite 'Too bad to be true', but you might want to give poor Oliver a bit of a break, because he seems to be getting all the crap around here :P
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123Theone Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Yes, I know my summaries are bad. My mom actually told me that this was bad and giving away to much BUT I ignored her. Silly me. I can never write a good summary :(
I looked up gang banger, it means some one who is the member of a gang. Allan is actually the leader, but I didn't know what else I would say.
And, yes, the gang does more then threaten to hurt people. They actually DO hurt people but, like you said, I'm no good at writing summaries. I was trying to be "suspenseful" so the reader would be all like "oh, what are they going to do?"
Any way, thanks for reading it. Yeah, Oliver does get a lot of crap. I actually feel bad for him and might cut some things out, but IDK. Like you said " it's most often just a matter of how it's told" and I think my story is going to be long enough to fill it in with good things that will counter the bad
Thanks again!!!!
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ArthurTheBraveOne Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey man, don't get so down on yourself! Saying 'I can never write a good summary' isn't going to make it any better! Saying to yourself "okay, I realize this one isn't great, but I have at least an idea /what/ I'm doing wrong, so I can try again" is much more productive! Just give it another shot (or five, or ten; remember, practice makes perfect), and eventually I'm sure you're going to get the hang of it :) You've done the suspensefull part pretty decently, now it's just a matter of making sure that your summary has a little more internal coherence and structure, because humans really, really like structure :P You know what? Why don't you just give it another try, polish up your summary a bit, and send it to me in a note? I'll just try and give you some other pointers if I can :)

Ps. One final note: be a little more precise with your punctuation, it will make you seem more professional, and people will take you more seriously! In this post in particular, do remember that apostrophes and quotation marks are always attached tot the relevant sentence that is being quoted, and never, ever, use more than one exclamation mark, please. It will, in fact, make people instantly take you less seriously.
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123Theone Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
OMG I love this. I read this one Fanfic where this where this guy was just randomly beating one of the characters. NO REASON GIVEN. Just beating him, could've been good if there was a reason, but nope. And I was just like "?".
I (attempt to) write original novels, so I think I'm pretty good at staying away from some of this stuff. I've read to much on writing to be token down by some of this stuff!
I really hope I don't do any of this.
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PixelatedPanda Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This. I love this. It reminds me of a few days ago when my friend showed me my old fanfiction account, and how all the chapters I wrote in my one Final Fantasy 7 fanfic were all 3000+ words. I cringed reading it, yet realized it was before I became "comma happy". It also made me realize how terrible I was. There was porn all over the place. ._. I swear I cringed so hard that my face would've stayed with it. I still have all the stories I wrote back in high school, but only to show how far I've come. They were so terrible...

Some of these "teenagers", as you pointed out in the first two paragraphs, are also unable to take constructive criticism. Though some people might come off more harsh than others, it helps build your own physical character to become a better writer. Yet some can't seem to grasp that concept. x.o
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MayKatje Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Is it weird for this to make me feel... good?
It's pretty much the first thing I read today and it's put me in the mood for writing.
Anyhow... thanks!
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AvisWing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Writer
Thankyou
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Hinata0321 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Nicely done! Brings up some things (wrong with a lot of fanfictions) that are sometimes hard to put your finger on. Probably could be much more on the list, but it's good, short and compact, and as I said, nails down some relevant points :)
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space-commander Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for writing this.  It's useful, and it also made me laugh :)
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