So, here is a summary of feedback received till now on my long fiction attempt. By the time it was completed, it had around 20k words. That’s the longest I have written till date 🙂
- Characters other than Smriti and Rohan had potential, but have not been developed: This is one thing that has been intentional. Because I wasn’t confident about being able to develop many characters. Just two characters have been a struggle for me and even with just two there are many issues that need to be addressed. So, this one I will skip for now.
- Dialogues are to-the-point and not sufficiently emotional/realistic: This is something I definitely need to work on. My own assessment is that I have been unable to give the characters their individual voices. They speak in similar fashion and the voice is mine. Any references or examples on how to tackle this will be highly appreciated!
- Some scenes look forced just to make a point: Again something I need to work on. Will have to re-read the story after a break. If more people felt this way and can point out the relevant scenes, it will help.
- The story is too much like a bollywood flick and not good/deep enough: I don’t have any comments on this 🙂 I think it’s a question of reader’s choice and some people may not want to read this kind of story. That is fine with me.
Any other feedback?