Advice for a newbie


#1

Hi all,

I’ve just started writing my first story (I’m currently writing my third chapter)!

I’m looking for any helpful advice and tips to get my story on the road and get the reads…

I’ve figured a lot of stuff out (thanks to these forums) but still looking for advice on:
Getting two characters to exit screen together
How to hug children (when one character is smaller than the other)
How many lines I should have for my first chapters
Someone who can design me a background for my story
Someone who can design me backgrounds/overlays for things like information, chapter introductions etc…

Thank you so much :heart:


Reader Choices and other issues :/
#2

To make them walk off screen together
You would type
@CHARACTER1 exits left and CHARACTER2 exits left


#3

@CHAR1 exits right AND CHAR2 exits right

People usually like 10-15 minute long episodes and the amount of lines for everyone is different, but to publish it must be over 400 lines.


#4

we at EpisodeStudio can help with overlays, splashes and covers if you need!! :grin::grin: you can pm me or @AMANI182-EPISODEEEEE
@jassie12dw @Annaliese_Clairemont
@GirlLykAnn or @eden.episode


#5

Getting two characters to exit screen together
&CHAR1 exits side AND CHAR2 exits side

How to hug children (when one character is smaller than the other
You do it the same as two characters the same height, just one character is taller/higher than the other.

How many lines I should have for my first chapters
You need to have 400 lines to publish, but around 1000 lines is good. But mainly focus on the time it takes to read the chapter, it should take around 10 minutes to read.

Someone who can design me a background for my story
@Kyralynn does great backgrounds.

Someone who can design me backgrounds/overlays for things like information, chapter introductions etc…
@Episode-Royalty can. PM me. :wink:

  • I hope this helps you! PM me if you have any more questions. :slight_smile:

~ :snowflake:


#6

HOW TO GET TWO CHARACTERS TO EXIT SCREEN TOGETHER
You will need to use AND
Example:
@CHARACTER1 exits left and CHARACTER2 exits left
Doing those two animations and using the term “AND” will have them do it at the same time
HOW TO HUG CHILDREN
You will need to layer them and spot them
Example:
@CHARACTER1 moves to layer 2 AND CHARACTER1 spot xyz and CHARACTER1 is hug_animation and CHARACTER2 moves to layer 1 and CHARACTER2 spot xyz and CHARACTER2 is hug_animation
HOW MANY LINES SHOULD I HAVE FOR MY FIRST CHAPTER
As I tell everyone who asks, lines don’t matter. The length of the chapter is what matters. Some people have 2k lines and their stories only 10 minutes because they probably used advanced coding. So if anything, just time your story and make sure it’s between 10-15 minutes long

OTHER QUESTIONS
I know @Kyralynn does backgrounds and overlays so i recommend her!

MESSAGE ME
If you need any help, feel free to message me.


#7

I would love to help :slight_smile:


#8

Same :slight_smile:


#9

Wow! Thank you so much, could you please DM me?
:slight_smile:


#10

Thank you so much!
<3


#11

no problem. just send me a message if you need help with coding <3 i’ll do my best to help you!


#12

Thank you so much <3


#13

@WinterMoon05 @brvnda Thank you for the mention. I can make some backgrounds for you! You can request on my thread here.


#14

Thank you for all of your help!

You’re all amazing!

I may need more assistance down the line!

Does anybody happen to proof read stories before they’re published?

Thanks xxx


#15

i don’t mind. :slight_smile:


#17

No problem. Aww, thank you. You can check out my thread here for feedback on your story: Winter's Reviews for Reads [OPEN]

~ :snowflake:


#18

@brvnda @WinterMoon05 thank you girls!

Do you both have Instagram?

Thanks x


#19

You’re welcome! Yes, I’m @winter05.episode. :blush:


#20

Thank you Hun!

I’ve followed you and requested!

I haven’t finished chapter 3 yet though!

Does that matter? X


#21

brvnda is mine