- May 17, 2012 8:46 AM
So far this site seems interesting but I really wish there was a way to search by genre or something. It seems difficult to find something in your circle of interest. There are so many manga here and I definately don't want to have to look at each of them to try to find the one I might like. I am pretty picky about what I like. I tend to lean toward fantasy romance though I do occasionally read sci fi. I can't stand horror or lots of violence and I do not like same sex romance.
I have been thinking a lot about my own manga and have had writers block for a while now. I listened to a blog on "Paper Wings" site about writing but it was too long and I stopped listening halfway through. I read a couple columns and it talked about having a theme and that all the characters have to revolve around that theme and such. I already had a theme and tend to have themes in most of my work but I just get so bogged down in how much I need to accurately show the theme and get people to be interested in the character without giving them too much and boring them to death. I wrote an emotion graph to get an idea of how the emotions of the two main characters would change and wrote a blurg of their inner struggles but the problem is how to get the outer struggles and the main conflict and bring it all together.
The first idea I had about the story was simple. I wanted a manga that had all the juicy smutty scenes I loved. that was the main idea. Then I created the main character and the basic plot. Which is basically Alexis Tyler is famous and because of some reasons disguises herself and enters public school under an alias. A boy finds out who she is and blackmails her.
I have all these ideas floating around to try and deepen the plot. The boys father is a mob boss and wants his son to take over. For some reason Alexis gets involved and things get dangerous. The boy protects her but has to betray his father. Very vague but it's the basic idea.
Alexi's mother is famous and wanted Alexis to be famous too. Alexis doesn't do as well as her mother wanted and her mother pretty much abandons her. Alexis' father is nice and spoils her to make up for the mother leaving. So Alexis becomes a little spoiled, and arrogant.
I just have no idea how best to bring this all together into a coherant story. I really need help but haven't really had enough yet. I have the script here http://www.webook.com/project/Double-Life-manga
And the manga version so far here http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=50855
I also have a DA account here http://gaiadarkstar.deviantart.com/ if anyone wants to check it out.