Helpful Links for Authors :blob_hearts:

Hopefully I’m in the right catergory :sweat_smile: @Sydney_H

Here is a full thread on a bunch of helpful places to go to whether for art, or coding help!

What do Readers Like/Dislike?: ANSWERED: How do Episodians like their stories?
Creating Characters: HOW TO: Creating Stronger Characters
Art: List Of Open Art Shops!
How to make your own art:

Edited: HOW TO: [cut out characters] For Dummies! THIS IS ONLY ON THE MAC OR PC NOT PHONE OR IPAD!

Coding Help: HOW TO: Make your directing better than average
More coding links :point_down:

Spot Directing: HOW TO: Direct with spotlight
Built In Overlays: HOW TO: Use a Built In Overlay
Overlay On and Offscreen Help: HOW TO: Have Your Overlay Come in from Offscreen + Workshop :unicorn: :purple_heart:
Easein Functions: HOW TO: Use Easing Functions :disco:
Can’t find a thread for it?: Click Here!

Backgrounds: :memo: Ultimate List of Backgrounds and Overlays Editors / Creators!
Script Templates: Dara Amarie
Youtubers: Joesph Evans, Episode EllyYT, Episode Notes, Dara Amarie, Lana Frazer, Bronte
Episode Life: Episode Life this has many script templates, backgrounds, and overlays!
Background Characters: Ultimate background characters sharing thread 2.0
Free Backgrounds:


Overlays: OFFICIAL Overlay Sharing Thread

Forum Guidelines: Our Forum Moderation Standards and Guidelines
Tagging some people who are helpful:

@JemU776 @Scarlet_Sapphire @Apes @AMagic @fraud @Danielle318 @xxLoveAaliyah @Yuke @cece_hunter @Dara.Amarie @amberose @FlowerGriefer @amepisode @Jenaco @lanafrazer_episode @rachel.epii @Awae

Sorry if you didn’t want to be tagged!

@JemU776 Threads:

This is from her Appreciation thread for JemU776 thread, because she deserves it!

I needed a place to put them so here I go haha :blob_sun:

Gathered a list of Tutorials/helpful threads I made + workshops:

  1. HOW TO: Spotlight Format
  2. HOW TO: Stage Direction
  3. HOW TO: Color Code and Lock A Choice
  4. HOW TO: Remember Who the MC Talked To
  5. Using Tappable Overlays in a Mannequin Template :blue_heart:
  6. HOW TO: Have Choices Without Dialogue :right_anger_bubble: :dizzy:
  7. HOW TO: Reset Story Progress + Bonus Stuff :blob_sun:
  8. HOW TO: Resize Images
  9. HOW TO: Nested Choices
  10. HOW TO: Place Characters in a Bath
  11. UNDERSTANDING: Script + Display Names
  12. HOW TO: Simple Choices
  13. HOW TO: Use [shouldPaginate: YES]
  14. HOW TO: Weather Effects
  15. HOW TO: Labels and Gotos :black_heart:
  16. HOW TO: Place Characters Behind A Desk
  17. HOW TO: Have Character(s) Appear in a TV
  18. HOW TO: Rear Animations
  19. HOW TO: Customize Characters
  20. Tip: Upside Down Code :jack_o_lantern:
  21. Tip: Conversion between Main Positions to Spots
  22. HOW TO: Transitions
  23. HOW TO: Enter and Exit Scenes :ice_cube:
  24. HOW TO: Make the Camera Shake
  25. HOW TO: Get The End of An Animation
  26. HOW TO: Use Easing Functions :disco:
  27. HOW TO: Check Out Previous Drafts You Saved
  28. HOW TO: Use Thought Bubbles + Have Characters talk while doing an animation
  29. HOW TO: Using Filter
  30. HOW TO: Pause A Scene
  31. :black_heart: TEMPLATE: Showing Individual Character Points in A Choice :white_heart:
  32. CODE: Talking to 7 People and Remembering :cake4:
  33. HOW TO: Deal with the β€˜Game State on a different platform’ error message :rose:
  34. HOW TO: Replay A Story :woman_genie:
  35. HOW TO: Check The Author’s Profile on Episode :wolf: :sparkling_heart:
  36. HOW TO: Get the Certified Badge
  37. HOW TO: Basics of Instagram
  38. HOW TO: Create Polls
  39. Follow A Directing Guide for How To’s
  40. Homework Help Resources
  41. Practice Creating Mini-CC templates! :heart: (CLOSED)
  42. :four_leaf_clover: HOW TO: Choice Inside Choice :yay:
  43. JemU776’s Help Thread
  44. :tulip: Tip: Using NARR in your story :penguin:
  45. :cake: The Cake Beside Your Name :birthday:

I’m pretty sure I have like one or two missing but that’s because I have a lot of tutorials. Hope these help (and yes, this is a repost from my Help Thread) :balloon:


You may add your shop here!

Instagram Groups:

EpyxMagic: Epy X Magic
Episode Luxe: Episode Luxe
Epy Vibing: Epy.Vibing (also in this group!)

If you know of any more please list some below!

R4R Threads:

Everything We Believed: New Story: Everything We Believed
Lake of Wonders: R4R? promote your story here
Gold Leaf High: Gold Leaf High by MTB
Reality TV: Killer Mansion: Read for Read (Currently Open)

You may put your R4R Thread here!

Bugs and Issues:

Overlays: HOW TO: Deal with the overlay brightness issue
Tickets: Submit a Ticket Here!

I’ll be updating this regularly when I see more people need a certain thing!

My Threads:

Edit Shop: ☾ π’Žπ’†π’π’” π’†π’…π’Šπ’•π’†π’… 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑 ☽
Drawn Shop: Melaniey and Riley’s Art Shop
Prompt’s + Challenges: ✰ 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐒𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐬 & π‚π‘πšπ₯π₯𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 ✰
Splashes: ☾ 𝑀𝑒𝑙’𝑠 π‘†π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘ β„Žπ‘’π‘  π·π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘£π‘’ ☽

I will also be on the forums helping around anyone! You can always PM me!

Best Wishes on Your Story,
Mel :blob_hearts:


Thanks for the tag! :blob_hearts: I’m more than happy to help anyone who needs it.


Bookmarking coz we dumb stupid and need all the help we can get :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::sunglasses:


Same for me :slightly_smiling_face:


Also I can’t keep looking through all my bookmarks- yee :sweat_smile:




Thanks for the tag! :yay:

Edit: Feel free to ask me stuff, it would be my pleasure to help too. :star2: I’m really bad at explaining stuff, but I’m always here to give you morally support in tough times. :innocent:


Thanks for the tag!

I’d love to help anyone that needs it!


Ty for the tag! :grin: I’m here to help, mostly with coding bugs, it seems. :+1: :female_detective:


No problem everyone!


Thanks for the tag! (: I’ll try my best to help whenever I can! :yay:


Episode Notes-
Dara Amarie Episode -
Lana Frazer -

Bronte -


Ah thank you!


Np :wink:


Thanks for the tag, I’ll try my best to help :ok_woman:t2:


Thanks for the tag :kissing_heart:


Literally bookmarking this…:blue_heart::blue_heart:


Your youtubers’ list lacks @MdSava


@MelanieyM Moving this to Episode Fan Community since it covers a whole lot more than just coding/scripting. :slight_smile:


Thank you! :))