Thank you! I also wish you the best of luck.
This is an interesting contest . I’m actually excited for it! Hopefully (if all goes well), I will actually have time to work on it. I’ve already been thinking about ideas, but with a twist. Entering !
Also, if anyone has any advice about contests, it will be greatly appreciated !
created a cover to inspire me, but i’m still planning
I think they already answered this. its supposed to be long distance where they don’t get to see each other much. the ghost would be around her so i don’t think it counts…i’m hoping it does.
Good luck with your story!
Here’s some advice from someone who has attempted to write a story at least five contests, but has never actually published a story.
- Publish your story as close to the deadline as possible, especially if you are a new writer or one with a smaller base. This ensures that all of your reads will go to the 100 reads you need to be able to be a winner in the contest.
- Don’t stress yourself out too much. It can be extremely hard to write three chapters in a short seven week period. Take breaks often so you don’t lose all of your motivation.
- Don’t worry about others. Some writers may have already finished their stories, but you don’t need to worry about anyone else but yourself. Take your time. If you rush through you story, it will likely not be your best work.
- Find someone to proofread/beta read your story! This is extremely important. You should find at least one person to check your spelling/grammar and give you some feedback before you publish your story. If you need someone to do this, PM me and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Spelling and grammar mistakes are some of my biggest pet peeves.
I hope these tips helped! If you need some help or want some more advice, don’t hesitate to PM me.
Thank you so much! This was really helpful and I will definitely keep you offer in mind . If your are entering too, I wish you the best of luck .
how do uu beta read someone’s story? & why would uu submit ur story as close to the deadline as possible? wouldn’t this give people less time to read ur story which would mean less reads?
sorry i’m just confused and new since this is my first time entering a contest
You don’t have to apologize for asking questions! You can beta read someone’s story if they share their story’s link with you. And from what I’ve heard, you should publish your story close to the deadline because of reader retention.
Basically, your story needs to have 100 reads within a certain period of time after the submission deadline passes (7-14 days, I would guess). If you publish your story close to the deadline, more of the reads will count towards your story’s retention score. Your story has a higher retention score when people read all three chapters. Episode wants to choose winning stories that have high reader retention rates. Here’s a post that explains reader retention.
Here’s a post that explains writer’s contests a little more in depth.
Thank You so much!! This helped me out a lot lol
Some screens of my entry are on my Instagram
Check it out and let me know what you think about it
I know right.
i post a lot of sneak peeks regarding my entry on my instagram!
i am so happy. i FINALLY fully finished episode one. i have been replaying the episode on my phone multiple days now to make sure every glitch is gone. now i am going to continue with writing episode 2.
Story Idea! Please tell me your honest opinion!
You’re finally about to reunite with a distant love, who you had to leave for 2 years. But when your journey to the other side of the world goes wrong, you’re forced to get some help, and many things show that maybe your true destination isn’t with her, but with the one you’ve been travelling so long with?
intriguing, love it
Would you guys like to drop your awesome entries on my IG post??
I’m seriously excited to know what ideas you people came up with this Contest👀
And don’t we love a good romance?
Please tell me your thoughts and don’t ghost me
Oooh, yes already stirring the obstacles I see
My dramatic self approves!
Thanks! Really appreciate it!