Unsure on what to do

by Danielle

Hi! So I wanted to make a story (not exactly novel long, but maybe 10-15 chapters). However, I'm having quite a debate with myself. Details aren't exactly complete yet, but I'm planning on writing about a 20 year old college girl. Possible genre is slight romance with a touch of friendship- you know, it's not just the girl and the love interest. There's some friends here and there :) I'm still coming up with some drama or situation to spice up the story hehe.

The thing is, I've never done a story with college aged characters, so I'm not sure how to go about drama and all. My second choice is to change their age to high schoolers.

Any advice? I'm really inclined to do the college one, but I feel like I can't pull it off. I'm not exactly in college either, so I don't know what "drama" happens.

That's it. Thanks for your time!

Answer: Obviously it would help if you knew some people in college you could talk to. However, these days people post a lot of their experiences on line in forums. You don't want to copy someone's experience, but you can use these sources to find out some of the typical types of things that happen on a campus.

I suggest you get a clearer sense of what this story is about. What will the major problem be that your main character must face? It could be an external or an internal problem, but there should be some dilemma or challenge that needs to be resolved and that you can base your plot on. An external problem will also create opportunities for relationships to develop.

Take a look at some of the articles on this site. They may help you.

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