Hello, my name is David. I’m new to the Degrassi Wiki (how I found Clearwater) and I just wanted to say Clearwater is good! I’m on season one, almost on season two. I can not stop reading it. I’m starting a Fanfiction and was hoping you could give me some advice. I’m writing a Fanfiction about Jack and Isabella at Degrassi! Is there anyway you could give me pointers, I have some ideas about what I want season one to be like but I’m having trouble coming up with characters! I posted something on Fanficyion.net for people to create characters to be in the show and submit them to me but no one has haha.
Yikes the first two seasons are sooooo cringe now. I was literally 15 and my writing was garbage and doesn't really get good until s3. But thank you so much for reading!!!
Best advice I can give is make characters that people can care about which is really hard when you don't have a person there to show emotion. For example, Danielle in s1 and 2 was kinda bland and blah but once I figured out exactly who I wanted her to be, she blossomed and people started loving her one-liners and attitude and she quickly became the new lead of the series. Give characters different speech patterns, phrases, ways of talking etc so people can differentiate them. And ask for feedback because what you see in your head might not always make it to paper. I thought Eric was this great mutli-dimensional character and it wasn't until I got feedback that I heard people found him one-note and boring and quickly was able to make adjustments to put how I saw him in my head onto paper. Let me know if you have any more questions!
Thank you so much! Would you mind reading the 4 characters I’ve created? Give some insight? https://m.fanfiction.net/s/12971672/1/Degrassi-Please-Help If you’d like you can create a character as well! Obviously you do have to! I’m in the early development of plot making and have came up with 2 more characters.
I have the early drafts of seasons one. Season one is pretty short, it will only have 9 episodes. I tried to give it a episode count I know I’ll be able to write. Does that make sense? What do you think of the episodes?
Hold Up: Over the summer Jack hooked up with Carter, Cersei (one his best friend) boyfriend. Isabella notices the tension between them and quickly finds out. Now, Jack and Carter try to decide their feelings for one another. Ellie is worried about seeing Craig while he is in town. She worried old feelings will resurface.
Think About That: Isabella and Cersei both want to join Degrassi’s Power Cheer team. They quickly learn there is only one spot available but they decide to play fair. Will everything change once Isabella learns the captains are a fan of her mother’s fashion line? Sammie is in the drama club, they begin talking about the play they will be doing this fall. Sammie is worried when they’re only discussing comedy. But since she is the youngest in the club no one takes her seriously.
Cruel: Cersei has been feeling sick lately and she wants to know why, but will she be ready to learn the truth? Cersei doesn’t know who to turn to and makes the mistake of telling her mother. Jack becomes the target of some serious bullying and it doesn’t help when Carter chimes in.
Six Feet Under: Jack and his parents have been fighting a lot, they don’t understand what high school is like. He feels like he has to constantly stick up for himself and he’s overprotected. He makes the decision to sneak out to go to a party, sadly this decision has some horrific consequences. Cersei has been having nightmares since she took care of her problem, sadly Carter isn’t there for her anymore. Why has Carter been so distant lately? She may find out why, but will she want to know?
Cry Baby: Jack is dealing with the aftermath of what happen. Emma is trying to help him but nothing she does seems to be working. Old feelings resurface for Ellie and Craig but what happens when Ellie is scared of them?
Edibles: Nathan wants to fit in with the cool kids, his only friend is Sammie. He starts to hang out with some other kids but what happens when they are into some bad stuff? Spinner doesn’t know how to handle the current situation he’s in, it all happened so fast.
Trigger: Jack and Carter are out in the open, but the bullying Jack is receiving hasn’t stopped. It’s gotten worse. Jack is dealing with the death of his parents and the bullying. It’s all becoming to much. Marco and his adopted daughter don’t always get along, but when he catches Jasmine having sex he doesn’t know what to do.
Song Like You: Jasmine learns some horrible news about Degrassi’s new principal. How can she prove it though? With the help of her friend she comes up with a plan. Nathan dependency on drugs begins to get serious.
No Tears Left to Cry: It’s time for Degrassi’s championship football game and Carter is suppose to be apart of it, but he is worried. Jack’s depression is getting worse and Carter doesn’t know how to help him. Everything begins to fall apart. Ellie tries to help Nathan but will it cost her, her job?
Like if you want to bold something you put text you want bolded. Or how to use tabbers, templates, etc. I would look through some of the code on my pages (episode and character pages would be best) and just kind of see what code I use to make the stuff on pages. You can do that by going into source mode while editing a page. Once you have a better understanding of the wiki code, it'll be WAY easier to create your own wiki.
Hey, I love your show, I just started reading it and I can't stop. I just was wondering if you could give me any advice about writing! I've started my own fanfiction on fanfiction.net here's a link: https://m.fanfiction.net/s/11694249/1/Degrassi-Season-One
Would you mind reading it and telling me what you think? Thanks :)
Hey, thanks for reading Clearwater, I truly appreciate it.
If you go back and read the first season, it's honestly a piece of trash at first, basically because I had no idea who these characters were or where they were headed, so it all felt very distant and boring to read. So to really make sure your first season sticks with people and they come back for more, I'm just going to go ahead and give you my honest opinion.
I think the only real issue with the first episode was its length. I think the first episode of any show (real or online) catches an audience due to its characters. That's where I fell flat my first season of Clearwater, and while you have some very bold characters that seem very intriguing (Nina, Rylie, Sammie, Munro), the first episode didn't really let them shine (except for Munro) and focused on some characters who don't really have the WOW factor yet only because we as readers don't know much about them (Michaela, Jack, Ivy). This is only because as of now, they just fall into typical stereotypes (Ivy the queen bee, Jack the idiot athlete, etc) until they get developed further.
So yeah, it was a very good episode especially since it was your first. There are some promising characters, budding storylines that seem very intriguing, and from the character descriptions there seem to be a lot more characters on the way who also seem interesting. Only criticisms are to maybe develop and let the reader know more about these characters before giving them drama to deal with (only because the reader could care less about the character yet, so the drama feels unsubstantial) and to maybe slow the episode down a bit, make it a bit longer, just so everything doesn't come and go so quickly, drawing it out always makes the drama better.
But I'll keep reading for sure! And any critique on this new season of Clearwater is welcome, I'm always trying to make it better and it's hard to do without any audience feedback, haha.
No, you weren't to harsh at all! Thanks for your honesty, it means a lot! I understand what your saying and as of now I'm just giving my characters minor drama (if that makes sense). Part one is filled with a lot of minor drama and then part two is when things will heat up and they'll get longer storyline arch's, etc. I'm trying to develop my characters a little more before giving them huge, intense plots. You'll hopefully see this in the next episode with the main plot (Rylee/Ivy) and the sub plot (Munro/Dylin.) I'm also going to try and make the episodes longer! I realized the first episode was extremely short after posting it. I can say, though, that Ivy won't be fully developed until part two because the storyline I have planned for her is very dark and disturbing, I felt like it would have been out of place in part one.
I just finished season one of Clearwater, I honestly don't think it was trash. I found it well done (was it your first fanfictions?) There were a few plots I wished would've continued longer but other then that it was good! It kept me interested, I'm about to start season two!
Thanks and I'm about to post episode two. I had a slight set back so I had to finish writing it at a later time! But here are my questions.
1.) How did you make your wiki? It's fantastic and looks super professional! I want to make my fanfiction one but I'm not sure how.
2.) Would you be opppesed to me sending you episode three on here? I just want you to read over and so you can tell me if it needs to be longer, etc. before I post it because episodes one and two are both short so I'm hoping if you help me (telling me it's good or not) then I can slowly become a better writer, if that makes sense. I'm not asking you to write the episode for me, I just want you to read and if you wanted to make a suggestion on how to make it longer.
Looking at the promo images and the way the season is being set up to be, I'm more than excited. Clearwater keeps getting better and better! Really curious on who that one new character is going to be. The song titles look amazing tbh, and I'm just so excited. Damn, this is literally so amazing. I'll be on the wiki more often now just to check for updates xD
Hey Derek, I just finished catching up to 3A, and it's so amazing! Everything about this series is awesome, haha. I'm so happy to see Liam's plot with his dad being covered again, 'cos I would've been really disappointed if such a serious plot was only covered for that 1 episode and not anymore. So happy with Sadie's ending, because it's so realistic to not have a happy ending sometimes. OH and I love Scott, he's my fave :3 Scex (Scott and Dex) are my BrOTP. I ship Zendy and Trori so much I have trouble picking which one's better :(
Kudos to you for making such a great series! And I absolutely can't wait for 3B!
Anyway, I just wanted your opinion of my story. It's called North Sky. I thought it up for a long time last year with endless drafts because I was so disappointed with Degrassi S13 and I normally make my own stories when something I watch or read goes awry. So, I basically just want your opinion on it so far. I'm already more than halfway through the first season and I'm not sure if you've read it before, but it's here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/15043548-north-sky-season-one
Thank you so much! I work really hard on this series so it's good to know it pays off! Trori has the main plot for the first two episodes of 3B so I hope you like them, the plot is intense!
I will check out your series for sure! Thanks again for keeping up with Clearwater <3
No problem! It's a really good and well-thought out series. I have a question, as you said on the "FilmFridayz" page on this wiki, is it really true that the plots and characters are based off of real people you know?
All of the original freshman are and almost every plot in season 1 was a dramaticized version of something that's happened to my friends. Some of the plots are still based off of true events, but lately they've been more made up. A lot of the original freshman's current plots are still true though.