Hello all. I don't know if many of you have gotten a chance to read my daily story "Of Vice and Virtue," but I was looking for some feedback. This past Friday, I hit my 88th post, and I was wondering if anyone thought the later posts were more developed, better written, etc. compared to the very early posts?
I received a review from Gavin Williams that stated a lot of the writing was cliched, and that I was telling a lot more than showing. I've been trying to keep the cliches at bay, as well as flesh the characters out a bit better. The problem I'm finding is that because this is meant to be in the style of a "soap opera," some of the cliches work, in my mind. It's meant to be a bit over-dramatic at times. When I initially started, it was meant as a tongue-in-cheek send-up to soap operas. However, I've begun to take it a bit more seriously now, and I really want to improve it. So that people will want to read daily, much like people once anticipated their daily TV soaps.
I would also like to point out that this isn't a novel, but rather an ongoing story with no end in sight, so it's difficult to strike a comprehensive balance between description and plot development. It's not meant to be a highly regarded work of literature, but just some fun escapism.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would truly appreciate them. Thanks for taking the time to read this!