[Creator's Contest] Missed Connections


#594

no, i don’t have character customization its just kinda recommended


#595

maybe have a limited one.


#596

I don’t think having a CC or not will impact your contest scoring. You just might get messages from readers asking for a CC. If you’re letting them choose their hairstyle, though, I think that’s a fair compromise. Some people don’t like CC or like limited CC. There’s nothing wrong with doing what best suits your story. :slightly_smiling_face: If you don’t want people who are REALLY devoted to CC to stop reading, you can do a limited one so it doesn’t negatively impact your reader retention.


#597

No, but keep in mind that there are some readers who may not continue a story if it doesn’t have customisation. This could affect your reader retention.


#598

I’m still only half way through the first episode. At this rate, I’m never going to finish :joy::clap:

This would have been the third contest I’ve tried to enter and failed.


#599

Girl, same. Why did I make the choice to have gender choices?


#600

Oof, I feel sorry for you. If I did that, I’d never finish :woman_shrugging:


#601

Big mood.:joy:


#602

One question, I’ve been hearing a lot about the deadline changing for this contest.
When is the actual deadline? As I’ve now heard it’s the 23rd?


#603

If it would change, they’ll tell us on this thread… But where did you hear that? :thinking:


#604

one of my friends on my IG page


#605

Oh… I don’t think its true, though…


#606

I’ve also been told thatt if your 2 chapters are ready for publishing you can publish but not to fill out the form until your 3rd chapter is published? Apparently a lot of authors do it?
I’m not sure how it all works as this is my first contest im entering so I wanna make sure im doing it right


#607

You have to have at least 3 chapters to publish. Also, I’m not certain, but I don’t think re-publishing a new chapter after the deadline works, because I think that goes against contest guidelines. After it’s over I know you can re-publish more!


#608

thank you, i just wanted to make sure as i don’t wanna do anything wrong


#609

I had an idea. But now I just can’t do this contest. I have a cool idea which I’ll probably do for a separate story. I really hope Episode come up with a delete button for stories, coz I need it for all of the stories I have created and then discarded.


#610

A friend of mine just had her story suspended because she only published with two episodes lol.
A lot of authors do do that, but you’re technically not supposed to publish until you have three episodes.

For the contest- I personally wouldn’t publish until I had three episodes ready and then I’d publish as close to the deadline as possible.
I haven’t heard about the deadline changing (and they would definitely announce that on here like they did for Dirty Dancing) so I’m not sure where you heard that?


#611

I did state it was from a friend on IG who had told me about this, she’s also entered the College Days contest.
As I said this is my first contest story so I haven’t a clue how it works :sweat_smile:


#612

It would be extremely unusual for them to push the deadline forward a week.
When they changed the deadline for DD it was to push it back a few days to give people more time.
I’ve entered four :wink: not that that means I know everything of course lol


#613

Don’t give up, girl. You might make it this time.