HereBeMonsters wrote:It's an interesting idea, so much so that (with a good few exceptions) its the same as a story I've been planning for a while! I think it'd be worth a read, certainly, as it explores that very meaningful and relevant idea of the corrupting influence of power, and once people are given a taste of it, they don't want to let go.
Jennya wrote:It sounds cool, you must work hard to keep it away from stereotypes. Try and make her a relate-able character but the idea sounds good quite interesting actually!
Cspr wrote:Hm. It makes me think Stephen King automatically (which is weird--like someone would actually do a crossover between Carrie and Needful Things), yet, it could be interesting.My suggestions? Look at Ursula K. le Guin's "From Elfland to Poughkeepsie"--you can read it online for free. It might give you some ideas. Also, I'd love it if you included some redcaps and drowning fairies. (Tinkerbell confuses me.) Oooh and maybe look into A Midsummer Night's Dream, too!Otherwise, check out TV Tropes if you're really concerned. They are the boss when it comes to cliches and how to avoid making them awful. You can also see how many tropes, or cliches, there truly are. They're hard to avoid.
Rosey Unicorn wrote:My philosophy is there are no bad ideas, only bad execution.While this idea might be a bit standard, it has a lot of play for internal and external conflict. What would make this a good/great story is the amount of internal conflict you had between wanting power/friendship and doing the right thing. Maybe there isn't a true "right thing." I'd rather not there be a true "right thing" because it's nearly impossible to gauge one when you start getting different moral systems in place.I'd not focus so much on black and white; grey is so much more interesting.
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