is overly happy or overly melodramatic.
You have a
main female character who is tall, thin, and beautiful, perfect in every
female character has a weird name (ex. Sapphire or Harmony), a common name
spelled in a weird way (ex. Carynn instead of Karen), or the female
version of one of the Backstreet Boys’ names (ex. Brianna or Nicole).
has one of the following plots:
Female group/artist tours (and falls in love with) the Backstreet
Girl moves in next door to (and falls in love with) one of the
Girl gets front row concert tickets and backstage passes to a Bsb
concert and meets (and falls in love with) the Backstreet Boys.
One of the Backstreet Boys finds his long lost sister (who then
falls in love with one of the other Backstreet Boys).
exactly what your main female character is wearing and how her hair is
done in every single scene.
female character and her Backstreet boyfriend both die, and the story
continues on to chronicle their life together in Heaven.
Backstreet Boys all live in the same house and spend every single moment
with each other, unless they’re going to the bathroom or having premarital
sex with your female main character.
not in English, but in Teenybopperese (ex. “R U going 2 the mall?” instead
of “Are you going to the mall?”)
You are a
If you (or your story) fit a majority (or all) of the above
qualifications, you might have written a teenybopper story.Now, you might be asking, “How do I fix
it?”Here’s some tips for writing a
If you do
write a romance, have some conflict in it (fights, break-ups, tragedies,
etc.), but not so much that it seems like a soap opera.
your main female character perfect.Why not have a story where a Backstreet Boys falls in love with a
girl who is:
mentally and/or physically handicapped
all of the above
main female character a relatively normal name that isn’t the female
version of the name of the Backstreet Boy she’s going to fall in love
plot original, or if you’re going to use one of the plots from #5 on the
above list, make sure to include some twists in it to make it different
from all the other stories with the same plot.
the description of the main female character take up most of the
story.It’s good to use description
and tell what she looks like so the readers can picture her in their
heads, but it gets extremely old to explain what outfit she’s wearing each
day and how her hair is done.Contrary to what you might think, your readers don’t give a crap.
It’s okay to
have your main female character and her Backstreet Boy of choice to die in
the story.It’s NOT okay to have
the rest of the story (or an entire sequel) be about their life together
in Heaven.While that may sound
sweet to some, it sounds sappy and fake to most (especially when you have
them go to McDonald’s in Heaven – not very realistic).
people, the Backstreet Boys love each other and all, but they DO NOT LIVE
TOGETHER.They have different
houses in different states, and they do not hang out together 24/7 every
day out of the year.They actually
have families and lives of their own outside of Bsb, and even though
they’re friends, they don’t do everything together.I mean, come on, even your best friend
would get on your nerves if you spent every single moment of every single
day with her.
Do not write
in Teenybopperese or use abbreviations.That’s perfectly acceptable for e-mail and IM, but it is NOT
acceptable for stories.Write in English,
or no one is going to take your story seriously.
If you’re a teenybopper, JUST DON’T WRITE A STORY.It will most likely turn out to be a
teenybopper one, and no one will read it except for other teenyboppers.