How many lines should be in each episode? Opinions needed!

Hello beautiful people! :blob_hearts:

I’m about to publish my first story called, “Her Bite.” Each episode is 4000+ lines…
Is that too many, not enough, or just right? Thoughts??

It always depends on the coding and branching, but I’m pretty sure your episodes are long enough :slightly_smiling_face: If you want to make sure, I would suggest timing it. If that helps, my experience is that readers usually prefer 10-15 minute long episodes


Thank you so much for the feedback, I will definitely start timing each one. :blush:

1 Like

Do you have lot’s of branching and choices?

It definitely depends on your branching and directing. Directing can take up a lot of lines in code but only lasts 2 seconds on screen. Like @Annieways said your best bet is to time your episodes :wink:


I wanted to add a lot more choices (since most of it is directing) so readers feel more involved but I’m afraid it might make it a bit too long. :see_no_evil:

So true, ty! I’m going to start timing everything. :hugs:

1 Like

Choices may add loads of lines but the choice to the reader only lasts a few seconds x

1 Like

Very true, I’ll just shorten my branching then, thank you for your help! :grin:

Hello @ViolettaMoon, I’m Sydney the moderator. Welcome to the forum! :smiley:

I’ve moved this thread to Creator’s Corner since this is about story creation. Make sure to check out our Forum Tutorial for more info about creating topics, and feel free to PM me if you’ve got questions. :wink:

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.