Hi, my name is Raven St Clair.
I’m brand new to writing and to choices script but I’m going out on a whim and sharing my WIP.
I came up with the idea for a supernatural themed book series in 2016 to basically, fulfil my wishes as a fan of all things supernatural and related.
I personally am a huge fan of tropes and ‘certain’ stereotypes, but others I could do with out and I wanted to write a story that I would enjoy reading and enjoy fully.
It began in 2016, I was assigned to create an original character for a short story. I created Elliot Hemlock, a remorseful vampire who was descended from ‘The Original Vampire’ and was turned by a member of The Vampiric Royal Family.
It wasn’t long after that, that the idea to run with this came and I changed Elliot into Elithea Hemlock, the basics were still there but now the idea for a supernatural government and a group of friends came with her too.
I was originally going to work on this series as a word document and only I would be the reader, until romance came into the plot. Now I hate when supernatural or ‘adventure’ fictions turn the romance into the main plot and it overtakes the rest of it, I certainly didn’t want to do that, but I also did want my little conflicted vampire to find someone to love and I still wanted a natural (sometimes slow burn) romance to be one of the sub plots…then along came her 4 friends…that I couldn’t choose between
Now I’m also a HUGE fan of Interactive Fictions, Visual Novels, Dating Sims and Otome games in general and thought, hey, why not combine my loves and just go ahead and make a mix between a set book and a choice/otome game.
I say a mix because I love my Elithea and everything about her as my main character so she would be set in gender, age, appearance and backstory (although there will hopefully be options to choose how Elithea will react to the LI’s and events and how she grows as a character) and all my other characters and the main story lines will also be set BUT you will be able to choose which LI you will pursue as each LI’s story line has the same main plot but unique parts and scenes to them.
I’m currently still early in the planning stages and hope to get something proper up before the end of the year, if you are interested please follow my Tumblr at Raven-St-Clair for updates and behind the scenes etc.
I am fully away that I know nothing about creating stories or games and that people may not ever read my story, but it brings me joy to create and I truly just want to create something I will enjoy and that others may.
Thank you very much for your time and feel free to live comments and suggestions below.
P.S. in 2017 I titled my series The Rosewood Chronicles after the fictional town it is set in and it hopefully having multiple additions BUT in Jan of this year I came across one of the best games I have ever read, The Wayhaven Chronicles, which is also a supernatural based game with a government and heavily themed with the police and law, which is very similar to my game. Now I want to say that no-one took anything from anyone, I only learnt about her game after the basics of mine were chosen and I’m sure she has never heard of mine but I’m just not sure I want to title my game very similar to hers in case people think that is the case. I have sent Sera a message about this but for now Rosewood is the place holder title.