I'm starting to notice that a lot of the GLM stories that're being posted are, well, pretty much the same thing. I'm not sure if it's just me, or a personal preferance thing, but I thought that the idea was to tell stories of the every day life of GLBT teens. The whole "I found out I was different when I was ___ years old, and I came out to ____ person first," thing, when people just summarize the gay parts of their lives... it seems, well, a little less than creative.
I'm not trying to be mean (though I don't think I'm succeeding), but every day life... it seems like it calls for stories of what happens in a given moment, or scene, in the life of a GLTB teen.
I know that it can be hard to get the inpsiration for a unique passage... when I started writing mine, it was a summary of my life. I read it over and it was, well, dumb. There was one paragraph, near the end, that I liked best. It was a summarization of the scene that ended up being described in Fame.
I mean, our lives are so different, but on the surface, we're all just GLBT teens. A bunch of quick summaries that pretty much state, "I am a GLBT teen, this is how I got here," isn't going to cut it.
I mean, that's my take on it. You can slap me if you think I'm crazy.